THE man who paved the way for Filipino basketball fans to witness the greatness of Avelino 'Samboy' Lim has passed away.Former MICAA (Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association) player Atty. Domingo 'Jun' Celis Jr. died on Wednesday in Cebu City, where ...
Mar 17, 2021
PBA
CHICAGO - Even though he never wore my beloved verdant green Crispa jersey, Antero 'Terry' Saldana was one of the PBA players I admired growing up.Long before the days of personal trainers and CrossFit gyms, Saldana already epitomized superb physical ...
Jan 27, 2021
CRISPA has officially made its comeback on Tuesday, with the release of its limited-edition T-shirt.The brand announced its return on its Facebook account, with Crispa releasing a green shirt with a logo embroiled in the front and in the ...
Dec 8, 2020
CRISPA is making a grand comeback in the T-shirt business, according to teasers floated on social media posts the past few days.The brand recently created a Facebook page to announce its return to the apparel industry where it was one ...
Dec 7, 2020
PBA
1 - Of the more than a thousand Filipinos who turned pro and saw action in the league, there was only one player which had a surname starting with the letter 'Z' - current San Miguel Beerman Paul Zamar.2 - Most number times a ...
Aug 30, 2020
PBA
BIG Beau Belga had no less than Dennis Espino laying down the red carpet in his PBA entry.A tough hit in his nose courtesy of an Espino elbow welcomed the Rain or Shine big man in the league.Although he earned ...
Jul 4, 2020
PBA
RUMOR: President Marcos, acting on the request of son Bongbong, ordered the old Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) to lift the lifetime ban imposed on Robert Jaworski and Alberto 'Big Boy' Reynoso.FACTS: One of the darkest pages in ...
Jun 23, 2020
PBA
IF there's someone who knows Robert Jaworski the player and coach better than anyone, it should be Rino Salazar.Salazar played with Jaworski from 1976 until Toyota's disbandment in 1983 and later served as the latter's ...
Jun 9, 2020
PBA
WINNING a Grand Slam in the PBA is perhaps one of the most difficult achievements to realize in the league. In the 45 years of the PBA, a Grand Slam has been won five times - Crispa (twice), San Miguel, Alaska, and San ...
Apr 24, 2020
PBA
APRIL 9, 1975 was a landmark day for sports in the country after the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) was formed, the first-ever professional basketball league in Asia. Since then, the league has become not just a basketball competition but also a ...
Apr 9, 2020
PBA
BEING labeled as a great is one thing. But to be enshirined in the Hall of Fame, that's special.To date, only 40 players have been given the honor of being inducted to the PBA Hall of Fame - quite an ...
Mar 24, 2020
ON the occasion of the 45th anniversary of its founding, the PBA, Asia's first professional basketball league, is lining up a series of activities to celebrate its fabled past and re-introduce its pioneer teams and great players to present- ...
Mar 15, 2020
YOU CAN'T talk about the 45-year history of the PBA without spending lengthy conversations about the storied rivalry between hoops superpowers Crispa and Toyota - most likely the most favorite teams of your dads and uncles back in the day. ...
Feb 26, 2020
PBA
SAN Miguel Beer started out its 2019 PBA Governors Cup bid on Wednesday night with a 130-119 shellacking of Phoenix Pulse.For the second time in three seasons, the Beermen began their bid for a second grand slam in franchise history ...
Sep 27, 2019
PBA
BARELY has the euphoria of its record-setting four straight PBA Philippine Cup championship died down, and yet San Miguel is already looking forward to topping what it just achieved Friday night.The Beermen chanted 'One More'! 'One More'! in the din ...
Apr 7, 2018
PBA
SECRETARY Bong Go is an acknowledged fan of PBA greats Atoy Co and Allan Caidic.Now he gets to compete against one of his idols in a three-point shootout no less.As a side attraction for PBA All-Star week, the ...
Mar 12, 2018
ANOTHER great basketball player from the past died peacefully on Sunday.The country mourns the passing of Olympian and former PBA player Elias Viray Tolentino, whose exploits in the 60s and early 70s made him one of the household names in Philippine ...
Nov 20, 2017
PBA
CARLOS 'Bobong' Velez, the man responsible for elevating the television coverage of the PBA to new heights, passed away on Saturday night.He was 71.Along with brother Ricky, Velez founded Vintage Enterprises in 1978, but it didn't really become a ...
Jun 4, 2017
FOR the first time in NBA history, two teams are meeting in the Finals for the third straight time after the reigning champions Cleveland Cavaliers arranged another face-off with the Golden State Warriors.In the Philippine basketball setting, however, trilogies have ...
May 31, 2017
PBA
FORTY-TWO years ago today, the first ever professional basketball league in the country, and for that matter in Asia, came into being.Nine former members the Manila Industrial Commercial Athletic Association (Micaa) - Crispa, Toyota, Universal Textiles, Royal Tru-Orange, Noritake, Concepcion ...
Apr 9, 2017
PBA
THE PBA Cafe had a surprise guest one night last week when William 'Bogs' Adornado dropped by for the first time at the sports-theme restaurant inside the Metrowalk compound in Pasig City.For those not old enough to witness ...
Jun 13, 2016
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