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

PBA bars Kiefer Ravena from playing in Japan

The PBA announced on Saturday afternoon that Kiefer Ravena should honor his contract with NLEX. The 27-year old Ravena, who signed a three-year deal with the Road Warriors just last September, made the headlines earlier this week after the Shiga Lakestars announced the signing of the former Ateneo de Manila standout. "The board's decision follows... Read more

PBA chairman Ricky Vargas wants PH vs China exhibition series to kick-off Season 46

PBA Chairman Ricky Vargas bared his plan of holding an exhibition series featuring a Philippine select team against the Chinese national basketball squad before the league kicks-off its 46th season. Vargas, who is currently serving his fourth consecutive term, said in a statement that he wants to see a best-of-seven series between the "PBA Warriors"... Read more

Ricky Vargas slams ‘dishonest’ Ray Parks: ‘I’m sure no team will be interested in him’

TNT governor Ricky Vargas is still incensed over the apparent dishonesty of Fil-Am guard Bobby Ray Parks Jr. The 28-year old son of legendary PBA import Bobby Ray Parks told team officials that he was in the United States during the negotiation period but a recent photo showed him and a companion on a beach... Read more

Kelly Williams set for PBA comeback after signing fresh 2-year deal with TNT

Kelly Williams is coming out of retirement and is set to make a PBA comeback in PBA Season 46. The 39-year old Williams, who announced his decision to hang up his jersey last September after a colorful 14-year pro career, has just signed a fresh two-year deal with the TNT Tropang Giga according to team... Read more

TNT’s Laguna bubble could serve as prototype for PBA, says Ricky Vargas

TNT's 20-day bubble in Calamba, Laguna will be a good experiment regarding the safety of players and staff and could possibly serve as the prototype for the PBA once the league eventually sets up its own for the resumption of the mothballed 2020 Philippine Cup. PBA chairman and KaTropa governor Ricky Vargas said that while... Read more

PBA considering several locations for possible ‘bubble’

The Philippine Basketball Association is considering several locations for a possible 'bubble' when it restarts the 2020 Philippine Cup which has been suspended since March 11 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per league chairman Ricky Vargas, among the locations being considered are Quezon City (Smart-Araneta Coliseum), Laguna (INSPIRE Sports Academy), Clark... Read more