Category Archives: PBA

Paul Lee of the Magnolia Hotshots (PBA Images)

Paul Lee wins second PBAPC Player of the Week

Paul Lee registered his second Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award after leading Magnolia to back-to-back victories en route to securing a playoff spot in the Commissioner’s Cup.

Scottie Thompson

Ginebra’s Thompson shares ‘How To Be Like Scottie’

Ginebra shooting guard Scottie “The Hustle Man” Thompson knows a thing or two about working his way to the top. At 24 years old, he is playing for one of the country’s most loved basketball teams and is already making a mark that he’s been dubbed one of the PBA’s fastest rising stars.

Justin Brownlee (photo by Peter Paul Baltazar)

Is it time for Ginebra to bring back Brownlee?

Renaldo Balkman got his wish to redeem himself with the San Miguel Beermen, replacing an ineffective Troy Gillenwater. For those who have been following the PBA drama, this was a foregone conclusion.

Renaldo Balkman (photo by Peter Paul Baltazar)

Renaldo Balkman ‘logically’ fit for SMB

Renaldo Balkman’s lifetime ban is lifted although there is no clear picture as of yet on where he will play. Unless the unthinkable happens, the safest presumption right now is to see him land on one of the San Miguel Corporation squads.

Prince Caperal (12) guards Jewel Ponferada of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. Caperal is now a member of Barangay Ginebra. (PBA Images)

PBA: Ginebra Kings picks up Prince Caperal from free agency

So far, the attention over at the Barangay Ginebra camp is the return of Greg Slaughter. “Gregzilla” returns to action Saturday (Feb. 3) against the dangerous NLEX Road Warriors but his playing time will be controlled.

Eric Camson of Kia Picanto drives in against Raymond Almazan of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (photo by Peter Baltazar)

PBA: Kia Picanto adopting familiar UP Fighting Maroon Spirit

Kia Picanto finally got on the win column, ironically also the first win for head coach Ricky Dandan as far as being a PBA coach is concerned.

Chris Ross and Yeng Guiao (photo by Peter Baltazar)

PBA: How the Guiao-Ross incident could have been avoided

San Miguel Beer ran away with another win, this time at the expense of the NLEX Road Warriors. However, the showdown had anxious moments with several incidents that added a bit of color.

Chris Gavina and Philip Paniamogan of Kia Picanto (photo by Peter Baltazar)

PBA: Gavina quits post as Kia head coach

Chris Gavina, a virtual unknown, when he first called the shots for Kia/ Mahindra, has stepped down as head coach for Kia Picanto. Tasked to take over will be veteran coach Ricky Dandan.

Ginebra coach Tim Cone (photo by Peter Paul Baltazar)

Can Tim Cone handle two coaching jobs?

The DLSU Green Archers start their search for Aldin Ayo’s successor and the list includes the name of Ginebra Head Coach Tim Cone.

NLEX Head Coach Yeng Guiao (photo by Peter Paul Baltazar)

PBA: Nowhere to go but up for Guiao and NLEX

The NLEX Road Warriors have so far remained perfect, winning their first two assignments. They won over Kia Picanto handily (119-115) and then turned back GlobalPort Batang Pier. It is clear that the player that is standing out is rookie Kiefer Ravena.