40-Year Old Dondon Hontiveros Signed to Play for Alab Pilipinas

Not Done, Dondon Hontiveros takes his talent to Alab Pilipinas

Dondon Hontiveros with Alab Pilipinas

The 40-year veteran sharpshooter from Cebu, who last played for the Alaska Aces found the answer to a question that was posted during his last game with Alaska this conference.
Dondon Hontiveros mentioned that while his stats is not as pretty as it was when he was in his prime,  he mentioned that his body is still conditioned to play high-level basketball. Dondon may look like he is uncertain of his future and while his age is almost doubling, a majority of the current age in the PBA, he sounded like he is still not yet ready to end his basketball career.

Dondon’s career rebooted with Alab

Earlier today, we found out that Alab Pilipinas has signed the former 3x PBA champion and 13x PBA All-Star to a contract that will allow him to join players like Bobby Ray Parks Jr, Ivan Johnson and Rico Maierhofer who also recently joined the team.
Hontiveros who previously represented the Philippines many times and has captured a total of 2 silvers and 2 bronzes is once again going to be wearing the Philippine flag as he brings his championship experience to Alab Pilipinas.
We do not forsee Dondon contributing the way he was doing during his SMB playing days but he would certainly help attract followers and fans and occasionally hit big shots when his number is called.
Good luck Dondon Hontiveros!

3-Time PBA Champ Dondon Hontiveros Sounded Like he Still Wants to Play at 40

Dondon Hontiveros Plays his last game in the PBA

Tonight, the Cebuano Sharp Shooter was misfiring in his last game in the PBA. Scoring only 2 points in 21 mins in 1 of 8 shooting, Hontiveros’ hands may not be the same as it was but the 40 year old veteran who is playing his last game today with Alaska may not be so sure about calling it quits. 

Tonight they lost to Rain or Shine with the score of 112- 82, as they officially bid goodbye to the conference in a losing effort with a record of 3 wins and 8 losses.  They are one of the four teams which officially got eliminated and will take their vacations early. 

During the post game press conference, when he was asked what’s next it seems like he was a bit uncertain about his basketball career. 

” Statistically it’s not good pero physically” – implied by Dondon

Dondon played with a total of 5 teams in a span of 17 years in the PBA. He also spent spent a year in the now defunct MBA league were he was MBA All-Star MVP and MBA Discovery of the Year. Dondon spent five years in Alaska and won one championship with them. 

Marami ako natutunan, nag enjoy ako sa samahan,  Hindi ko makakalimutan yung championship – Dondon Hontiveros

Hontiveros was very thankful for another year with Alaska even though it wasn’t a successful one as Alaska has been on the losing end all year long. 

Hontiveros’ best year was 2008 with San Miguel in which he averaged 14.8 points in one season. He was one of the crowd favorites and was also a member of the national team, although he was not able to win any gold during that time. 

Here are some of the accolades of Dondon Hontiveros

3× PBA champion (2005 Fiesta, 2009 Fiesta, 2013 Commissioner’s)
13× PBA All-Star (2000, 2001, 2003–2011, 2015, 2017)
PBA All-Star Three-Point Shootout champion (2007)
PBA Mythical Second Team (2008-09)
PBA Sportsmanship Awardee (2004-05)
MBA All-Star MVP (1998)

MBA Discovery of the Year (1998)

One Final Game for the Cebuano Hotshot and TDLC

Two former National Team Players and PBA Champions. Two of the best players in their prime. Two of the nicest players to set their feet on the hard court will be ending their career today!

Donaldo “Dondon” Hontiveros and Anthony Bryan “Tony” Dela Cruz will be ending their careers today as they play Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

Image may contain: 2 people, people playing sports

For us to know more about this 2 hard court idols, here are their basketball credentials:

Donaldo ‘Dondon” Hontiveros

  • 2000: Direct Hire Tanduay Rhum Masters
  • 1998-1999: Cebu Gems
  • 2000 – 2001: Tanduay Rhum Masters
  • 2002 – 2011: San Miguel Beermen
  • 2011: Air 21 Express
  • 2011 – 2012: Petron Blaze Boosters
  • 2012 – 2017: Alaska Aces
  • 3x PBA Champion
  • 13x PBA All Star
  • PBA 3-point shoot out Champion: 2007
  • PBA Mythical 2nd Team: 2008-2009
  • PBA Sportsmanship Awardee: 2004-2005
  • MBA All Star MVP: 1998
  • MBA Discovery of the Year: 1998

Anthony Bryan “Tony” Dela Cruz

  • 1999 Direct Hire: Shell Velocity
  • 1999 – 2005: Shell Turbo Chargers/Velocity
  • 2005 – 2017: Alaska Aces
  • 3x PBA Champion
  • PBA Mythical 2nd Team: 2005
  • PBA Shooting Stars Champion: 2006
  • PBA Sportsmanship Awardee: 2006
  • 4x PBA All-Star

***Photo Credits: Owner***

DonDon Hontiveros Saves the day for Pinas 18 points 6/9 3 points

When the going gets tough, we relied to the Cebuano Hotshot Don Don Hontiveros to help us win against Japan in the Semi-fnals war between Japan and Philippines.
Hontiveros scored 18 points 6-9 all by 3 pointers and he delivered when it mattered the most, He was able to make the 3 point basket that gave us the cushion and pump the score up to 77-68 with 1:20 seconds remaining. Japan then called time out and from then on it was just an exchange of basket to the last second Gilas Pilipinas won over Japan 81-70.
Japan was headed by Heijima with 28 monster points and Takeuchi howled 16 rebounds but it was just them who made the fight closer. Blatche gave us another double double leading the team with points and rebounds with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Castro delivered crucial baskets as well for us to keep the lead with 20 pts and dished out 7 assists and followed up by the stellar shooting of Hontiveros who for me is the best player if this game.
Gilas will go up against China winner will qualify to 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
Written by:
Aldrin C.
Team Powcast