PBA
THE late Senator John Osmeña did Philippine basketball one big favor.The public official from Cebu City was the one who paved the way for Ranidel de Ocampo to resume his young career at a time when no team wanted to ...
Feb 5, 2021
WHILE his family is one of the most influential political clans in the country, the late Senator John Henry Osmena also happened to be passionate about sports.The Cebuano public figure once owned a team in the defunct Philippine Basketball League (PBL) ...
Feb 3, 2021
PRIOR to becoming NorthPort in the PBA, the Batang Pier carried the colors of Harbour Centre when they captured seven straight championships in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) between 2006 to 2009.Basketball fans will now have the opportunity to relive the ...
Jan 27, 2021
PBA
ASI Taulava has actually gone full circle with Yeng Guiao in his stint with the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA.Before he joined the PBA as a direct-hire of Mobiline in 1999, Taulava launched his career in the Philippines by ...
Jul 19, 2020
ASIDE from his contributions to the national team during the 1980s, Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco is also being considered as the brains behind the formation of the Philippine Amateur Basketball League, which later became known as the PBL.As the project director of ...
Jun 19, 2020
ONE of the most successful teams in amateur basketball which have yet to climb into the pro league is the Lamoiyan Corporation franchise, more popularly known as Hapee Toothpaste to basketball fans.Under the franchise's belt is four championships in the ...
Jun 13, 2020
COMPLETING a grand slam is already a difficult feat in itself. What more if you pull it off on your first season in the league.That's exactly what Stag Pale Pilsen achieved in the 1995-1996 season of the Philippine Basketball ...
Jun 7, 2020
BEFORE he suited up for the Purefoods franchise, PJ Simon also rose to prominence during his days in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL).Simon played for the Lamoiyan Corporation franchise from 2002 to 2004 after the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) folded. After ...
Jun 1, 2020
EVEN before suiting up in the MPBL, Derek Ramsay already had a taste of top-flight basketball. That came in 2004 when Ramsay was part of the Toyota Otis-Letran Knights side in the defunct Philippine Basketball League (PBL).Ramsay's stint ...
May 17, 2020
VINCE Hizon went on a trip down memory lane when he posted on Instagram a photo of the Burger Machine team in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) that had several players who eventually made it to the PBA.The photo from the ...
Apr 3, 2020
MIKEE Romero is wearing many hats nowadays, including being the Deputy Speaker of the House and party list representative of 1-Pacman. But prior to being a public servant, Romero was and still is a sportsman where he enjoyed immense success in ...
Mar 21, 2020
PBA
CALOY Garcia has seen everything at Rain or Shine from its days in the Philippine Basketball League to its rise in the PBA. As he celebrates his 45th birthday, SPIN.ph relieves some of the high points of Garcia's coaching career ...
Mar 19, 2020
LUCIO 'Bong' Tan Jr., the man behind the revival of the Tanduay franchise's glory days in Philippine basketball, passed away on Monday morning two days after collapsing in an inter-department basketball game.He was 53.A known ...
Nov 11, 2019
PBA
WILL playing-coach Manny Pacquiao be the latest personnel to leave the Mahindra camp?A person very, very close to the 38-year-old world boxing champ disclosed Pacquiao is contemplating on leaving the Floodbuster in the hope of landing a spot ...
Apr 4, 2017
PBA
FOR someone who's fond of pulling pranks, everyone thought it was just another from former PBL player Thirdy Mariazeta.It turned out this one's for real.The former point guard of Tanduay in the defunct Philippine Basketball League (PBL) died ...
Jan 14, 2015
PBA
FILIPINO boxing icon Manny Pacquiao's appointment as Kia Motors head coach may have drawn flak from sports fans, but PBA legend Ramon Fernandez hopes people will give the boxing star the benefit of the doubt.Fernandez cited his former coach in ...
Jun 14, 2014
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