Many are waiting, many have hoped and still hoping for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Franchise to get the crown again. Basketball fans already witnessed the greatness of their sister teams, Star Hotshots who already got a grandslam title across their record while the San Miguel Beermen have already won multiple titles in the previous Conferences. What are the chances that its Ginebra’s turn this time?
In the current roster of the crowd favorite, we can bluntly say that they can go to the finals and even win a championship. So why can’t they? Some sports analysts said that this is the right season for ginebra, a three conference stint. They failed the 1st conference and its given because they are a newly built squad, from the players to the coaching staff to a new offensive approach. Ginebra is not only trying to be familiar with their new system but also the chemistry. Now that they’re about 70% from perfecting the triangle and the chemistry we can all say that they’re ready to get that crown.
Coach Tim Cone already asked for the fans to be patient enough cause it is going to be a long ride to getting better. And in one game where Tim Cone sat down as one of the commentators in the recently held finals, he said that he wouldn’t be there with the PBA commentators next Championship series, cause Ginebra will be in the finals. A short phrase but it is evident that the PBA’s winningest coach already has confidence in the team that they can make it this time.
Lee Dennice Villamor, a San Pablo City, Laguna native who started playing with San Pablo Central school in his primary level and Liceo de San Pablo in his secondary level made his step on the stage of his journey when he entered the collegiate league with the NU Bulldogs and showcased his talent by being one of the best defensive players in the UAAP with a soft touch on the perimeter and superb handling skills.
Villamor has now been drafted in the 3rd round of the 2015 PBA Gatorade Rookie Draft and will be representing the crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. Fans are now excited with this promising addition to the ballclub’s roster. Villamor, who also played for the Jumbo Plastic Giants in the PBA D-League has now reached his dream in becoming in the Professional league and in a Team with the biggest fan base.
Writer : Nathaniel Jayson B. Sangcap
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- 4× PBA champion (2004 Fiesta, 2004–05 Philippine, 2006–07 Philippine, 2008 Fiesta)
- PBA Rookie of the Year (2001)
- 3× Mythical First Team (2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12)
- 2× Mythical Second Team (2004–05, 2006–07)
- 3× Best Player of the Conference (2006–07 Philippine, 2012 Commissioner’s, 2012 Governors’)
- Mr. Quality Minutes (2001)
- 2× PSA Professional Cager of the Year (2006–07, 2011–12)
- PBA POW Order of Merit Award (2011)
- 2× PBA Top scorer (2004–05, 2010–11)
- Most Minutes Played (2004–05)
- Most 2-Pointers Made (2010–11)
- PBA Press Corp Comeback Player of the Year (2011–12)
- 7× PBA All-Star
- 3× PBA scoring champion (2004–05, 2006–07, 2010–11)
- PBA Most Valuable Player (2011–12)
- Member of 9,000 PBA career Points
Nine big corporations who owns their own teams in the MANILA INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION has moved out of the Basketball Association of the Philippines and put up the first professional basketball league in Asia in 1975, The Philippine Basketball Association, which will be on its 41st season this coming October.
On April 9, the PBA opened with an inaugural double-header game at the Araneta Coliseum, with a huge number of crowd of 18,000 gate attendance, where Marisawa-Noritake Porcelain Makers defeated Concepcion Carrier, 101-98, in the opening game which is also considered as one of the memorable events in the BasketBall history, while Toyota Comets won over U/Tex Weavers, 105-101, in the main game that marks the birth of a the professional league in the local scene . Gregorio “Joy” Dionisio of Carrier scored the very first basket in PBA history. His name will always be remembered whenever we dig into the deep and flowerful history of the Philippine Basketball.
In the same year In front of 11,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum on May 10, 1975 the Crispa-Floro Redmanizers and Toyota Comets clash for the first time in what could be the start of their long-storied rivalry. The Redmanizers hacked out a 139-133 victory to hand the Comets their first loss of the season and halted their seven-game winning streak. Bogs Adornado was the best player of the game for Crispa with 29 points and was also crowned as the MVP
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Coming off a big shuffle in the recently ended season of the PBA, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is also doing some experiments on their current stand. The latest move of Tim Cone has already occupied a big phase in the ballclub’s improvement steps. Since there have been alot of topics about Mark Caguioa and Jay Jay Helterbrand being the veterans of the team, can they still deliver the goods for Ginebra? No doubt about it, they still can.
The Fast and The Furious tandem has been the face of the franchise in the past decade and has already proven their worth in the league. Now that they are transitioning back to the triangle offense, Tim Cone has pointed out that these two are going to play a vital role in this system especially Mark, Mark’s going to play a role and positions he’ve never played before which excites the new Ginebra Coach. Comparing Caguioa with Kobe Bryant is a big honor for the team’s star player while Coach Tim Cone said that for Greg Slaughter, he’s gonna go back to his tapes of Shaq to be able to know more on how to maximize the bigman’s potential. While Jay jay Helterbrand a former MVP will be supporting the point guard role together with LA, Sol and Josh. At this point, we are yet to know if emman and jens will be traded but what is important is the big steps that the management is doing is really making the fans happy and yes The Fast and The Furious can still do it. They will never be the past and the previous.
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Ginebra fans are now filled with happiness as they witnessed a great picture of the team’s future. We spoke to some of the ginebra fans and took some of their comments on the current stand of the team and the players that needs to be retained and removed from the roster. Here are the top 3 questions that we asked and their responses.
Q.) “Who do you think should be traded to another team in the Ginebra’s current roster and who will he be traded with?”
A.) “Sa tingin ng mga fans, ok na yung team e,di na kelangan ng trade, kelangan lang ng disiplina, tama si boss RSA, hindi ganun kabilis makikita yung pagbabago sa team after ng pagtransfer ni coach tim. Basta kahit anong mangyare andito lang kaming fans para sumuporta.”
A statement which only shows that ginebra faithfuls are still intact and are still surrounding the team with love and support.
Q.) “Do you think that Mark Caguioa and Jay jay helterbrand can still deliver quality minutes for the team?”
A.) ” Yes, ofcourse may mga times lang na frustrated sila and talagang kita naman sa laro kasi nga papalit palit sila ng coach at staff. Si mark at jayjay na yung puso ng Ginebra, pag inalis yan siguradong maraming aalma. Magaling sila pareho they just need to get that confidence back and the trust in the team na kaya nilang magchampion.”
Q.)“If you are to speak with the Ginebra Team, what will you tell them?”
A.) “Isa lang sasabihin namin , maawa sila sa fans, kinacancel namin lakad namin para mapanood sila. Gumagastos kami para mapanood sila ng live nagpapaload kami ng cellphone para suportahan sila sa social media at higit sa lahat ipagtanggol sila sa bashers nila, yun lang. Yung puso dapat laging anjan, pinalalakas nila katawan nila hindi para umupo lagng sa isangtabi at intaying manalo. Pinalakas nila katawan nila para bumangga, bumalya at magpakamatay sa bola, kasiyahan na ng fans yung manalo sila at lahat kami yun lang ang gusto.”
All of the questions were asked in social media groups and pages. And everyone is eager to answer. Now that the voice of the supporters have been solicited, will this awaken that true Barangay Ginebra Spirit? It’s still a big question mark.
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Hapee toothpaste basketball club was off the court for several years then went back to the scene in the PBA D-League where they won a Championship during the Aspirants Cup. The squad includes Bobby Ray Parks Jr. who has recently ended his stint with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League.
The talent packed team is now a step closer to the doors of the country’s professional basketball league. With their application being formally welcomed by the PBA board officials and with the support of some PBA team owners, there’s a 90% chance that they will make it to the PBA before the PBA 41st Season begins.
The catch is, if they receive the approval from the PBA board and officially get the PBA team slot, they will be requesting for 7 direct hires from their D-league roster which includes those names on the PBA draft pool in the upcoming PBA rookie draft and Bobby Ray Parks jr. Will the request be approved? One thing’s for sure, this development will definitely add more competitiveness in the PBA and which will also show how PBA gives chances for other talents to grow more in terms of sports and entertainment.
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel management is now in the middle of a cyclone as they try to figure out a way to end their title drought. Ian Sanggalang has shown his willingness to be part of his “Dream Team” which created a noise even before he got drafted behind no. 1 over all draft pick Greg Slaughter. As the most popular ballclub tries to get things together, a rumored move of the grand slam coach Tim Cone has been in every corner of social media. Is Ian Sanggalang a part of this shuffle?
Tim Cone stated that the move to Ginebra is “Possible” and he will definitely get familiar faces with him to get this system going. If the movement pushes through, Ian is considerably one of the faces that Tim is going to acquire in his road to championship with his new squad. The announcement will be made official once everything has been approved by the board and the SMC big boss RSA.
34th William Jones Cup 2012
August 18-26, 2012
2012 Jones Cup Schedule:
Aug 18 – Philippines vs Jordan
Aug 19 – Philippines vs Chinese-Taipei B
Aug 21 – Philippines vs South Korea
Aug 22 – Philippines vs Japan
Aug 23 – Philippines vs Lebanon
Aug 24 – Philippines vs Iran
Aug 25 – Philippines vs Chinese-Taipei A
Aug 26 – Philippines vs USA
Smart Gilas 2 Roster for Jones Cup
JR Reyes (Meralco)
Ranidel De Ocampo (Talk N Text)
Larry Fonacier (Talk N Text)
Sonny Thoss (Alaska)
LA Tenorio (Alaska)
Mac Baracael (Alaska)
Jeff Chan (Rain or Shine)
Gabe Norwood (Rain or Shine)
Enrico Villanueva (Ginebra)
Gary David (Powerade)
Sol Mercado (Meralco)
Garvo Lanete (San Beda)
Matt Rosser (Fil-Am)
Casio, the hot-shooting playmaker of Powerade, had the most number of votes so far among the RSJ players with 30,544 to pace four other guards, which also include No. 2 overall pick Paul Lee of Rain or Shine (29,763) and B-Meg’s Mark Barroca (20,067).
Fans still have one week to vote to determine the three frontliners and two guards that will start for both teams in the mid-season classic scheduled on May 13, the final day of the All-Star festivities.
Last day of voting is on March 28.
Powerade coach Bo Perasol will call the shots for RSJ, while Chot Reyes handles the Veterans. The two coaches earned the right to handle the two squads for steering the Tigers and Tropang Texters to the Finals of the Philippine Cup.
Petron’s Chris Lutz, the No. 3 pick behind Casio and Lee, leads the RSJ center/forwards in voting with 29,018, followed by Marcio Lassiter of Powerade (27,347), Japeth Aguilar of Talk `N Text (23,418), and Ginebra’s Dylan Ababou (23,021).
All four, incidentally, are former teammates with the Smart Gilas-Pilipinas team.
Meanwhile, consistent fan favorite James Yap of B-Meg and Mark Caguioa of Ginebra are on top among veteran guards. Yap accumulated 23,430 votes, while Caguioa is next with 18, 635.
Running third behind them is Powerade gunner Gary David (14,293).
Others getting the fans nod are Alaska forward Mac Baracael (14,752) and guards Rob Labagala (9,479) and John Wilson (9,002).
For the Veterans, in contention for a starting job are forwards JC Intal of Ginebra (17, 614) and Petron’s Dondon Hontiveros (15,753), along with playmakers Jayjay Helterbrand of Ginebra (13,287), and reigning league MVP Jimmy Alapag of Talk `N Text (12,728).
All PBA head coaches will select the seven other players that will complete the RSJ and Veterans teams.
Fazekas tweeted out Saturday, “Well #petroniverse…I wanna thank y’all for all the love but my time is up!! Good luck to the team the rest of the way!!” and replied to an inquiring follower that he “got cut. 31n20 wasn’t good enough for these guys.”
Individual Score below
POWERADE 121 – David 32, Lassiter 22, Anthony 10, Allera 10, Jones 8, Vanlandingham 7, Casio 6, Adducul 6, Martinez 5, Lingganay 5, Cruz 4, Crisano 3, Antonio 3, Kramer 0, Calimag 0.
AIR 21 92 – Douthit 18, Omolon 17, Duncil 10, Isip 10, Hubalde 8, Sena 6, Jazul 5, Aquino 4, Ritualo 4, Mirza 3, Espiritu 3, Sison 2, Escobal 2.
Quarterscores: 30-22, 54-47, 87-63, 121-92
Barangay Ginebra 94 – Hatfield 30, Vroman 24, Cortez 11, Caguioa 10, Wilson 6, Helterbrand 5, Wilson, J. 2, Ababou 2, Villanueva 2, Raymundo 2, Labagala 0.
Talk N Text 91 – De Ocampo 23, Harvey 15, Castro 12, Fonacier 11, Dillinger 10, Alapag 10, Williams 6, Carey 3, Aguilar 1, Reyes 0.
Quarterscores: 19-23; 43-45; 69-71; 87-87; 94-91.
Do you remember this Rudy Hatfield Interview?
Clavio claimed he was merely discussing the sexual harassment issue involving some of the Azkals players.
“Ang isyu po rito ay sexual harassment at kung may nagamit man po akong mga salita na hindi angkop, nagpapakumbaba po ako at humihingi ng pang-unawa. Dun naman po sa mga kasama kong nanindigan laban sa sexual harassment, maraming salamat po. Seryoso pong isyu ito na dapat bantayan,” he added.
“We have entered a higher level. Our opponents are much stronger than anyone we play in the region. This has been based on hard work and commitment,” Weiss told the-afc.com following their 2-1 win over Tajikistan.
In the process, the Filipino squad won a ticket to the tournament semifinals.
Their win over the Persian Lions was the second time the Azkals defeated a former Challenge Cup champion.
Tajikistan was favored to beat the Philippines based on the former’s ranking in the FIFA world list.
The Persian Lions are ranked No. 145 by FIFA, while the Azkals are 156th.
“We have actually been making history throughout the tournament but that is not comparable to today,” said Weiss.
The Filipinos opened their Challenge Cup campaign with a 2-0 loss to defending champion North Korea.
The Azkals were able to make a gallant stand in that game by holding the Koreans to a scoreless draw in the first half.
They now set their sights on semifinal opponent Turkmenistan.
“We are excited about the semi-final but we will be cool about it at the same time. This is how we are,” said Weiss.
AFC Challenge Cup 2012
(March16) Live on Studio 23, kick-off 4:45PM
Semis1: North Korea (111) vs. Palestine (160)
Semis2: Philippines (156) vs. Turkmenistan (166)
Semis1 Winner vs. Semis2 Winner
note: The 2012 AFC Challenge Cup Champion will get an automatic berth to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup (16 Teams) in Australia. (Qualified teams: Japan, South Korea, Australia)
Sun, Mar 11 2012, SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Barangay Ginebra vs B-Meg Replay
B-MEG 109 – Bowles 27, Simon 18, Barroca 18, Yap J. 15, Urbiztondo 12, Devance 7, Reavis 5, Pingris 4, De Ocampo 3, Intal 0.
GINEBRA 93 – Vroman 26, Ababou 15, Helterbrand 14, Caguioa 11, Canaleta 8, Raymundo 8, Hatfield 4, Wilson W. 3, Labagala 2, Cortez 2, Wilson J. 0, Mamaril 0. Quarters: 20-26, 46-45, 75-69, 109-93
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- Title: PXC – Pacific X-treme Combat 29
- When: 02-18-2012
- Where: Ynares Sports Arena – Pasig City
- PXC 29 FIGHT CARD:
- LE CALI versus JESSE TAITANO
HARRIS SARMIENTO versus RAJA SHIPPEN
DORIAN PRICE versus RYAN BIGLER
JAY TENORIO versus CARLO ASTUDILLIO
ROY BOUGHTON versus ILIMA MAIAVA
VICTOR GALDON versus CRISANTO PITPITUNGE
TROY BANTIAG versus MICHAEL REGALADO
JERRY LEGASPI versus GLEN RANILLO
EUGENE TOQUERO versus RICKY LUCENA
- Pacific X-treme Combat 29
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