PBA
THIRDY Ravena happily announces in an online prescon that he has been signed to play in Japan's professional basketball league. Amid the fanfare, the former Ateneo high-flyer had to pause and grapple with the question on whether he is ...
Jul 9, 2020
PBA
THE PBA rookie class of 1995 was one of the deepest in league history, with University of Santo Tomas big man Dennis Espino leading a talent-laden pool that included seven-footer EJ Feihl, Jeff Cariaso, Chris Jackson and future MVP Kenneth ...
Jun 11, 2020
THIRDY Ravena admitted his initial plans of trying out a career overseas before finally playing in the PBA remains in the horizon notwithstanding the current global coronavirus pandemic.While he maintains a wait-and-see attitude on how the pro league's ...
May 9, 2020
PBA
BY the time he called it a career, Jimmy Alapag was one of the most recognizable Filipino basketball players to ever represent the country.But when the Cal State San Bernardino standout was just getting his feet wet in the country, he ...
May 6, 2020
TO trade or not to trade?An especially difficult question in this year's NFL draft?The coronavirus pandemic has forced the NFL to conduct its annual draft remotely, which might reduce the number of times Commissioner Roger Goodell or anyone ...
Apr 18, 2020
NBA
THE NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league's coronavirus hiatus, a major change from typical procedures.Teams also are being prohibited "from watching, requesting, or sharing any ...
Apr 7, 2020
PBA
NOT wanting to be branded as a "draft dodger," Thirdy Ravena insisted that the only reason behind his decision to skip the past 2019 PBA Rookie Draft was a desire to pursue a potential career overseas."Ever since, I've always ...
Feb 7, 2020
PBA
SHOULD the PBA reconsider a longstanding yet little-known rule that imposes a ban on rookie prospects who opt to skip the draft for two years?Definitely.PBA commissioner Willie Marcial explained the wisdom behind the rule was to discourage incoming neophytes - ...
Feb 4, 2020
NBA
CONGRATULATIONS to James Wiseman, a wise young man indeed.He didn't need one-and-done.None-and-done will work just fine (we rounded down from the three actual games he played at Memphis).After tussling with those tyrants at ...
Dec 21, 2019
PBA
THE PBA wheeling and dealing has began after Columbian Dyip and Magnolia struck a trade shortly after Draft Day.Under the deal to be made since Sunday's rookie draft, the Dyip sent defensive wingman Jackson Corpuz to the Hotshots in ...
Dec 9, 2019
PBA
PBA fans woke up to the news that Blackwater is moving to trade rookie Bobby Ray Parks to TNT KaTropa for two future first-round picks, Don Trollano and likely another player that would convince the PBA that it's a ...
Oct 31, 2019
NEW YORK - Rui Hachimura used to adore a manga and anime series called "Slam Dunk," which followed a high school basketball team's trials and tribulations and helped bring the sport into the Japanese consciousness.Though Hachimura was born in Toyama Prefecture ...
Jun 20, 2019
JOSHUA Munzon was as expected selected first overall by AMA Online Education in the 2019 PBA D-League Draft on Tuesday at the PBA Office in Libis.Munzon, 24, became the third No. 1 pick selection from the Titans after Jeron Teng ...
Jan 15, 2019
JOSHUA Munzon is primed to be picked first in the 2019 PBA D-League Draft on Tuesday at the PBA Office in Libis, Quezon CityThe Fil-Am wingman is expected to be the first name called from the 153-man pool as ...
Jan 15, 2019
PBA
ANOTHER Faundo in a Ginebra jersey?That possibility may soon be a reality as Jeepy Faundo tests his luck in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft.The 6-foot-4 slotman out of University of Santo Tomas is salivating over the idea of ...
Dec 14, 2018
PBA
SMALL in size but big in heart.JP Calvo overcame his lack of size with a big-time effort after showing the way for Team A2 in its finale against Team A3, 76-64, in the final day of the PBA Gatorade ...
Dec 14, 2018
PBA
WOULD you believe that Lyceum star forward CJ Perez will be considered a Fil-foreigner once he makes the jump to the PBA?That's because of the league rule that deems all players born outside of the country as Fil- ...
Oct 30, 2018
NBA
SOMEONE is going to gamble on Michael Porter Jr.He insists it'll pay off.There is an element of danger involved with every NBA draft pick, in that nothing is guaranteed. There isn't a player that epitomizes the risk versus ...
Jun 18, 2018
PBA
KIA coach Chris Gavina admitted the frustration of having his hands tied while his team plans to give up the top pick in the coming PBA Rookie Draft in a controversial deal.The Picanto have come under fire after agreeing to send ...
Oct 23, 2017
PBA
REDEN Celda refused to pin the blame of Kia's woes in the PBA Governors' Cup on lack of talent on the team, implying they could've made up for it with their effort.The luckless Picanto saw their disappointing conference and ...
Sep 22, 2017
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