PBA
RANIDEL De Ocampo should get used to being called 'coach.'A day after TnT Katropa announced the inclusion of the retired veteran forward in the team's coaching staff, De Ocampo said it has yet to sink in that he's about ...
Jun 30, 2020
PBA
BARELY three months into retirement, Ranidel de Ocampo is set to take on a new career in basketball.TnT Katropa is acquiring the services of the veteran forward to become part of its coaching staff.Team manager Gabby Cui disclosed the latest ...
Jun 29, 2020
NORMAN Black came very close to becoming a naturalized player during the 1980s when Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco Jr. was the godfather of the national basketball team.Black bared the process of naturalization was already rolling in the mid-1980s in the wake ...
Jun 23, 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
FOR someone used to playing Rain or Shine's free-flowing style, Raymond Almazan admitted initially having misgivings about playing for coach Norman Black at Meralco.He didn't see himself thriving under Black's structured game.Almazan remembered telling his ...
Jun 6, 2020
PBA
WHO would not be flattered especially if it's the greatest coach ever in PBA history doing the talking.Ryan Gregorio admitted feeling grateful upong hearing Tim Cone cite him as the person he had a tough time matching up against in ...
May 30, 2020
PBA
RAYMOND Almazan's greatest fear is upon him during the quarantine period.The Meralco big man admitted having anxieties as he tries to recover from a knee injury and a major offseason surgery.Almazan said it was the first time he suffered ...
May 29, 2020
PBA
NOY Baclao feels reinvigorated with his move to Meralco, determined to contribute and help the Bolts win a championship in the PBA after a serious injury last year.Baclao recently signed to a new contract with the Bolts after four years with ...
May 28, 2020
NOY Baclao gets reunited with Meralco coach Norman Black after signing the former Ateneo center to a new contract for the 2020 PBA season.The relationship of Baclao and Black go a long way dating back to their Blue Eagles days. In ...
May 9, 2020
PBA
AN acquisition that's worth the risk.Meralco is perfectly aware that tapping the services of Noy Baclao at a time when the 32-year-old forward is coming off another major surgery after rupturing his right patellar tendon last year is ...
May 1, 2020
PBA
EXCITING times lie ahead for Meralco after the acquisition of a second big man over the past few months.The Bolts signed Noy Baclao to a free-agent deal after his contract with Alaska expired, giving the PBA ballclub a second big ...
Apr 24, 2020
PBA
HOPEFULLY, the reunion wil be for the better this time.When the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is finally over, Noy Baclao is set to reunite with college coach Norman Black after Meralco acquired the services of the veteran forward from Bacolod City. ...
Apr 24, 2020
NICO Salva on Thursday apologized for his tweet about the P10 million cash reward offered by the Philippine government for anyone who can develop a vaccine for the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.Salva made the apology on his Twitter account on Thursday." ...
Apr 23, 2020
PRAYERS and tributes poured in following the death of two-time Olympian and former PBA player Alfonso 'Boy'Marquez on Wednesday.He was 82.Former teammates and contemporaries extolled Marquez for his contributions to Philippine basketball as a member of the national ...
Apr 17, 2020
PBA
MERALCO - and TnT Katropa for that matter - plan to give a special ceremony honoring the recently retired Ranidel de Ocampo once the PBA resumes its stalled season.Team manager Paolo Trillo admitted that a tribute to the 38-year-old forward is ...
Apr 16, 2020
CHOT Reyes is rarely at a loss for words, but the multi-titled coach said he was exactly that upon hearing about Ranidel De Ocampo's decision to retire.De Ocampo was a 15-year veteran who won six PBA championships ...
Apr 14, 2020
THE writing was on the wall for Ranidel De Ocampo as early as the last PBA season.Hobbled by injuries, he hardly played for the Meralco Bolts last year that he realized his decorated playing career was coming to an end.He ...
Apr 14, 2020
PBA
TRIBUTES poured following news that Ranidel de Ocampo announced his retirement on Monday. One of them was Larry Fonacier, who posted a video of perhaps one of the funniest commercials involving PBA players.The commercial released in 2017 showed De Ocampo, still ...
Apr 13, 2020
RANIDEL De Ocampo is finally calling it quits after a 16-year PBA career ravaged by a slew of injuries the last two seasons.De Ocampo, a first-round pick of FedEx in the 2004 rookie draft, won six championships during his ...
Apr 13, 2020
PBA
BARANGAY Ginebra coach Tim Cone on Wednesday rattled off four players that had the biggest influence on him in basketball on social media.His answer was not what you'd expect.With Luzon island on enhanced community quarantine, a discussion was ...
Mar 25, 2020
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