SPORTS5 has released its broadcast schedule for the PBA All-Star Weekend, starting with the Skills Challenge on Friday which will be carried live by TV5's sister channel AksyonTV 41 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Friday side events, which will see Ginebra's Chris Ellis defending his slam dunk title, Rain or Shine's Chris Tiu vying for a second three-point shootout crown, and Jonas Villanueva of Air21 trying to retain his Obstacle Course title, will also be shown on Sunday over TV5 beginning at 3 p.m. as a prelude to the All-Star game broadcast.
On Friday, TV5 will broadcast live beginning at 8 p.m. the Greats vs Stalwarts game that will feature past and present PBA stars.
Freddie Abuda, Vergel Meneses, Jason Webb, Jondel Cardel and Air 21 coach Franz Pumaren will be playing for the Greats squad while the Stalwarts side will parade Noli Locsin, Jeffrey Cariaso, Dickie Bachmann, Richard del Rosario and Bal David, among others.
On Sunday, fans will get to see the Gilas Pilipinas team reunited for the first time since winning the silver medal in last year’s Fiba Asia Championship in Manila in the All-Star game against a PBA selection. Broadcast will begin at 5 p.m. after the replay of the Skills Challenge.
The 12-man team of coach Chot Reyes is composed of Jimmy Alapag, Marcus Douthit, Larry Fonacier, Jayson Castro, Ranidel Ocampo, Jeff Chan, Gabe Norwood, Junemar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Gary David, LA Tenorio and Marc Pingris.
They will take on a PBA All-Stars selection to be coached by Tim Cone and led by top vote-getter rookie Greg Slaughter of the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and fan favorite James Yap of the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers.
The selection also includes reigning MVP Arwind Santos, Calvin Abueva, Mark Barroca, Marcio Lassiter, Mac Baracael, Chris Ellis, Sonny Thoss, Joe Davance, Niño Cañaleta and PJ Simon.
Friday (April 4, 2014)
- 5:30PM Skills Challenge Live on AksyonTV
- 8:00PM Greats vs Stalwarts Game Live on TV5
Sunday (April 6, 2014)
- 3:00PM Skills Challenge Replay on TV5
- 5:00PM Gilas Pilipinas vs PBA All Star Selection Live on TV5