PBA

Willie Marcial sees no issue with unrestricted free agency: ‘Para sa mga players ito’

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial believes that the unrestricted free agency rule, which was established during the time of the late former PBA chairman Ely Capacio for the benefit of players who want to play for the team of their choice at the end of their contracts, is going well so far. The rule took effect... Read more

COVID-19 surge stifles PBA momentum

The spike in COVID-19 cases proved to be another dampener in the PBA 46th season. The league was forced to postpone games of the Governors' Cup as cases of the Omicron variant mount within the metropolis after the holiday season. Unfortunately, it couldn't have come at a time when the season-ending meet is beginning to... Read more

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PBA indefintely suspends 2021 Governors’ Cup

PBA fans will have to wait a little longer before witnessing their favorite teams back in action. Willie Marcial, with the approval of the league's Board of Governors during a special meeting on Wednesday, has decided to indefinitely suspend the ongoing 2021 Governors' Cup until the country's COVID-19 situation improves. The league, which had earlier... Read more

All systems go for PBA resumption in Bacolor

The 2021 PBA Philippine Cup is all set to resume after the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga approved the league's request to use its gym as venue for the official games. League commissioner Willie Marcial bared the development after a lengthy meeting with university president Dr. Enrique G. Baking. "In-endorse tayo ni... Read more

With Batangas ruled out, PBA now looking at Pampanga for PH Cup resumption

With the province of Batangas placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with Heightened Restrictions starting August 6, 2021, the Philippine Basketball Association has shifted its sights to Pampanga for the resumption of the 2021 Philippine Cup. The development came after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Thursday allowed the league to proceed with its games... Read more

PBA suspends 2021 Philippine Cup

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is temporarily suspending its Philippine Cup games starting August 4 - Wednesday in support of the government's directive in addressing the unwanted rise of COVID-19 Delta variant infections, and its announcement of placing the National Capital Region (NCR) under GCQ with heightened and additional restrictions from July 30 to August... Read more

Kiefer Ravena gets go-signal from PBA to play in Japan B.League

In a sudden turn of events, NLEX guard Kiefer Ravena was finally given clearance by the PBA to join his brother Thirdy in Japan. The league had previously denied the request of the former Gilas Pilipinas player due to an existing contract with the Road Warriors. PBA commissioner Willie Marcial made the announcement in a... Read more

Ray Parks gets PBA, TNT clearance to play in Japan B.League

After a long stalemate, Ray Parks was finally given clearance by his PBA team TNT to play in the Japan B.League. Tropang GIGA board governor and concurrent league chairman Ricky Vargas disclosed that the Japanese league wrote the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) close to two weeks ago to ask if the 28-year Parks can... Read more

Willie Marcial apologizes for PBA’s confusing TV, livestream coverages: ‘Kasalanan ko po yun’

Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Willie Marcial apologized for the league's confusing TV and livestream coverages which have mired the league's newly opened 46th season. Fans were up in arms after games that pitted TNT against Terrafirma and Magnolia against Phoenix Super LPG on Saturday were not shown on free TV channel One Sports and only... Read more