Heavy fine awaits Calvin Abueva for missing practices, Alaska game against Star



PBA Media Bureau

Calvin Abueva finally surfaced on Monday after missing Alaska and Gilas practice sessions without informing either the coaching staff or management of both teams.

Gilas coach Chot Reyes issued an ultimatum last Sunday for Abueva to either attend the Monday practice or be dropped from the team bound for Lebanon for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup which is barely one week away from opening day.

The 29-year old bundle of energy for the Aces showed up for his mother team’s morning practice and even initiated a players-only meeting with his teammates. Afterwards, he attended the national team’s evening practice to secure his place on the squad. Abueva had previously missed the first four practices which eventually prompted Reyes to draw the line.

Aside from missing practices, the 6-foot-2 bruiser out of San Sebastian College was also missing in action for the Aces’ game against the Star Hotshots last July 28. Without Abueva on board, the Wilfred Uytengsu-owned franchise succumbed to its 11th straight defeat, the longest in the team’s rich and colorful history in the PBA.

Despite already showing up for both teams, Alaska team governor Dickie Bachmann said that Abueva still stands to be fined heavily for violating team policy of not informing management of his absence.

“He violated team rules and we are very strict with those at Alaska,” Bachmann said.

The amiable team governor however stressed that the team is still behind Abueva and will remain supportive of their star player during his difficult moments.

“We’re here to guide him and all of our players, actually, with whatever problems they are having—whether that is about basketball or family,” he added. – Victor Adea

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