Manny Pacquiao returned to the PBA hardcourt after almost a year of absence.
Mahindra’s starting point guard LA Revilla suffered a broken nose during practice and this was the cue for the newly-elected Senator to lace up his sneakers once again.
Tha Mahindra playing coach played for almost 3 minutes in the opening quarter and went 0/1 from the field.
His return, however, was met with displeasure from fans and even non-PBA fans alike as they voiced their frustration on Twitter.
If there is one person who can desecrate the name of two institutions (Senate and PBA) simultaneously, it's Manny Pacquiao
— erick garcia (@_erickmetic) August 3, 2016
Laptrip! HAHAHAHA si Manny Pacquiao maglalaro WAHAHAHAHA!!! 😂😂😂👍💪
— BLACK BAE ✨ (@Im_KyrieBaleza2) August 3, 2016
Patawa talaga tong si Pacquiao
— Christian Pascual (@CPascual29) August 3, 2016
Babalik daw si Manny Pacquiao sa PBA. Ginawang sideline ang senado. 😂😂
— Mishael P. Abadiano (@mishabadiano) August 3, 2016
Panira ng PBA. Pucha ayan na si Pacquiao.
— Kenya (@kenyaluyun) August 3, 2016
Ano ba tong si Pacquiao? Di alam priorities nya sa buhay! Bat ba sya tumakbong senador gusto pala nya mag basketball at mag boxing!? SMH!!!
— Lawrence Manahan (@iamlawrencee) August 3, 2016
Manny Pacquiao in PBA… no
— Phoebe (@phoebe_javier) August 3, 2016
WTF naglalaro si pacquiao ng basketball? Lahat na pinasok mo boxing, showbiz, politics, basketball ano pa? Pasukin mo na din bahay namin
— Alyanna ⛅️ (@alyannavera) August 3, 2016
Beh pinasok na si Sen. Manny Pacquiao sa game. Huhu sa senate niyo sa dapat pinapapasok
— CJ (@Jaspiiir) August 3, 2016
Raming time ni Pacquiao para maglaro ng basketball a, buti pa dun 'di siya absent
— jen ramos (@jenzillaaaa) August 3, 2016
I preferred calling Mr. Manny Pacquiao as a Boxing Legend rather than basketball player or Senator 😅
— Matthew (@JustMachew) August 3, 2016
Parang nawawalang bata lang si Pacquiao na naligaw sa huddle ng Mahindra.
— Ferdin Sanchez (@ferdinsanchezzz) August 3, 2016
I'm a big fan of Manny Pacquiao the boxer, not the basketball player. Why is this guy still playing in the PBA? #smh
— Joey London (@joeyboylondon) August 3, 2016
feeling millennial ba 'to si pacquiao na nasa midlife crisis na hanggang ngayon hindi alam ang tatahakin sa buhay
— poncy (@poncysince1994) August 3, 2016
WTF Pacquiao may gana ka pa maglaro ng basketball.
— Troyyyyy (@Troyandrei) August 3, 2016
mas inuna pa magbasketball ni pacquiao kesa gumawa ng batas #ballislife
— Rec (@rekjuan) August 3, 2016
On one hand, I want to have a good laugh seeing Pacquiao play in the PBA
But on the other hand, I can't knowing all the wasted votes for him
— Jomar Ilagan Silva (@mejjomaroonong) August 3, 2016
Best in Extra curricular activities: Manny Pacquiao
— Nathan (@nathanserrano) August 3, 2016
Yung si pacquiao yung in-your-face-ako-binoto-niyo-mga-bobo.
No work sa senado bwisit
— ♚ D' Yuck Doc ♐ (@KeedoPeace) August 3, 2016
Si Pacquiao #YungKaklaseMong sa sobrang dami ng extracurricular activities, di mo malaman kung may nagagawa pa sa klase.
— Little Miss Rebel (@THORonPlith) August 3, 2016
watching manny pacquiao play basketball makes my head hurt
— Joaqui Fernandez (@joaqsfernandez) August 3, 2016
Video of Manny Pacquiao’s first and only FG attempt in PBA return