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GRAND PBA 2014 SEASON OPENING MULLED

After Game Seven of the Petron Blaze – San Mig Coffee finale – the last game of PBA Season 38, the country’s premier cage league takes only a 22-day breather before reopening shop.

Being mulled is an innovative program spread over the country’s three major islands to celebrate the opening of the 2014 PBA Season on November 17.

A proposal being looked at is grand festivities highlighted by simultaneous games in Manila, Cebu and Davao with a theme “Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao: One Nation.”

Six teams, with their muses, parade at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, two at the New Cebu Coliseum and two at a Davao playing venue.

The Smart Araneta Coliseum match, to be tipped off at 3 p.m., will be telecast live on TV5, followed by the Davao game at 5 p.m. and finally the Cebu tiff at 7 p.m.

“The Board is open to the proposal. It’s not simple. It requires much logistics. They’re now looking at how this can be done,” said PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial.

The PBA has never gone out of town for its inaugurals in its first 38 years of being.

The Big Dome, however, still serves as the main venue where incoming Board chairman Ramon Segismundo of Meralco will declare the season open.

The Smart Araneta Coliseum also hosts most of the games in PBA Season 39 that holds four regular double-headers in a week – Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

It’s still part of the adjustments the league made in its calendar to give way to Gilas Pilipinas’ participation in the last FIBA Asia tourney.

The new PBA season ends by the second week of August 2014, giving coach Chot Reyes and Gilas at least two weeks of dedicated training for the 2014 World Championship in Spain.

Several stars in new teams and a bumper crop of rookies will be in showcase for the league’s 2014 season.

Among the freshmen to watch are Greg Slaughter, Ian Sangalang, Raymond Almazan, Terrence Romeo, RR Garcia, Jeric Teng, Nico Salva and Justin Chua.

Their takers will be known on November 3 when the 2013 PBA Rookie Draft is held at Midtown Robinson’s Manila.

Barangay Ginebra is tipped to exercise its rights on the top pick on 7-foot-1 Slaughter while San Mig Coffee is expected to make 6-foot-7 Sangalang as the second choice. (SB)

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  • **PEThR0Ne**

    Fajardo, galingan mo pa
    improve your free throws
    and polish your moves
    mukhang marami ka nang makakatapat sa AFC
    walang goodluck petron
    just do your best
    you have to be consistent from the 1st to the end
    looking forward to a better team this AFC
    go petron!

    pero as for now NBA muna
    MH for the 4th championship
    YEEEEBAH!

    • FK MIAMI

      Typical Miami bandwagoner..

      • **PEThR0Ne**

        bat mo nasabi yan
        explain…
        ah…ok fan ka pala nung ibang team
        no wonder
        ahahaha!

        • FK MIAMI

          Kelan ka pa naging Miami Fan? And thanks for stating the obvious.

          • **PEThR0Ne**

            Mula nung nanood ako ng PBA SMB fan na ako
            Mula nung nanood ako ng NBA Miami fan naman ako
            Bandwagon fan pala tawag sa akin
            Tama ba yun?…Ahahaha!
            Mapaghusga? You don’t even know me…
            Well… I don’t care if that’s your mindset towards miami fans
            you’re entitled to your own opinion anyway..

          • **PEThR0Ne**

            continuation…(@FK MIAMI)

            this is also my opinion about your term “bandwagon fan”
            Fans are fans bro
            They are not obliged to support a team in their entire life
            They have all the freedom to choose what team they want to support whether they transfer from one team to another
            It’s all up to them ‘coz they have their own reasons to do so
            Kung saan sila masaya
            Wala kang karapatang pigilan sila
            Right bro’
            So whether I’m a bandwagon fan or other miami fans are bandwagon fans
            I don’t care and it doesn’t matter
            Enjoying basketball games is what matters most
            This is just my opinion and I believe you have yours too…
            … don’t like to be like this..hehe
            peace bro’

            I’m just here to support my favorite teams that’s all
            YEEEEEEBBBBBAAAAAAAAAAH!

  • blackcat23

    2013 Top Picks
    1st pick- Fajardo= onion rings
    2nd pick- Abueva= 1 ring/ROY
    3rd pick- Mallari= 1 ring
    naiyak nlng c coach gee….ahahahah!
    goodluck to all the teams this comin 39th season…

    • ABAI22

      Si fajardo lang ang merong FIBA ASIA SILVER MEDAL sa tatlong rookie dyan…. SO SHUT UP!

      • rex de quiroz

        bangko naman. SO SHUT UP!

      • ydnad

        pinaglalaro nga…wala namang ginawang maganda nung FIBA ASIA….nanood ka ba?

      • epals

        Tigilan niyo nga ako dyan sa pagsingit niyo na may FIBA asia silver medal yan pambihira PBA po usapan Hindi FIBA , kailan pa naicount ang silver medal sa pba championship ring? . kaya kinuha si fajardo kasi may injury si Thoss at kelly williams na REGULAR MEMBER NG GILAS so dahil sinabi mo na din yan bat wala si arwind sa gilaS? alam mo kung bakit kasi si fajardo walang silbi sa petron kaya siya ang binigay

        • atchoi

          SMC corporation only allows one player to play for gilas from each of its PBA teams, coach Chot prefer the bigger and taller guy though inexperience in Fajardo, si coach Chot po ang nagpili….and the last stint of Thoss in the international competition was a disappointment aside from being barred by Alaska to practice with Gilas on its preparation for FIBA Asia.

    • lolong47

      yabang mo..nanood ka b ng finals..?nakita mo gaano ka dominant c fajardo kahit rookie pa??

      • Rated R

        dominant ! pero nanalo ba? talo petron! kahit 100 score nyan kung ndi nananalo walang kwenta yan. at panong ndi magi2ng dominant yan e ang laki2ng halimaw!

        • lolong47

          kaya nga dominant kc malaki at may laro din..ogok!!

    • ryan

      kahit anu pa……basta sakin ang format ng PBA na 3x a year may nagchachampion…MAGULO…..hindi mo ma recall kung cnu mga nag champion na…..hahahahaha

      as in MAGULO dapat once a year lng like UAAP and NBA…..

  • TimeToChange

    Ooops…Bakit past tense ang title..?

    • BagongBayani3000

      Kasi nga napag-isipan na dw nila kung paano gagawin yung opening ng 39th Season ng PBA kaya past tense na. Pero sana ganito ang title ng article: GRAND PBA 2014 SEASON OPENING BEING MULLED

    • ryan

      basta pangit parin ang format 3x a year may nag chachampion…ang gulo diba? di mo ma recall kung cnu mga nag champion…..lalo na kung matagal na hahahahah

      dapat talga yearly lng……..1 team lng nag chachampion kada taon….like NBA and UAAP

  • lebronjames king.james

    ang gulo nyo mag move on na kau taga pwetron maimi heat for the 3peat wahahahahahahahaaa san mig for the grandslam

  • juan buenas lopez

    Yan may pag asa na ginebra ko 1st draft. Mkukuha nla.

  • ryan

    ang pangit ng season ng PBA, di mo na matandaan or maRECALL man lng kung cnu mga nag CHAMPION na…..

    suggestion sana once a year lng may nag CHACHAMPION….like NBA and UAAP…..

    hindi katulad ng PBA 3x a year may nag chachampion……

    • **PEThR0Ne**

      pangit bro’
      10 teams lang ang PBA
      pag dadami teams gaya ng NBA puwede siguro

      • ryan

        eh bat ung UAAP….ang concern ko lng hindi ma recall ung mga team na nag CHAMPION na…..ang gulo ng format e….3x a year may nag chachampion parang walang thrill hehehehehe

        • AlaskaForever

          problema mo na un. ^___^ gamit ka google para maalala mo..

          • ryan

            need pa google? di ba pwedeng makita sa website nila? kahit nga ata sila di nila alam e….ang malupit pa dun..kahit sa website ng PBA wala…..hahahahahah

          • AlaskaForever

            kahit nga ata? di ka pala sure e.. laki ng problema mo pre, di na problema ng pba kung makakalimutin ka :)

          • ryan

            hahahaha parang alam mo rin ah….panggap?

            relax ka lng bai……di ka mapapansin

          • AlaskaForever

            pre ang issue mo, di mo ma recall. i suggest gamit ka google, pero ayaw mo. haha wala ka ng masabi kaya kung anu anu sinasabi mo jan :)

          • ryan

            khit cnu di mo ma-recall yan…..di mo rin matatandaan….un ang ibig kong sabihin…

          • AlaskaForever

            Ah okay. So I assume tanda mo lahat ng nag champion sa NBA and UAAP pati ung year?

          • ryan

            simula year 1990 sa NBA ah….pero sa PBA wala e….khit cnu di alam siguro…3x a year b nmn may champion e…..wala ng thrill hehehehehe…..dapat once a year lang talga…..tama db?

          • AlaskaForever

            How about UAAP?

          • ryan

            amateur lng kasi ang UAAP e…NBA talaga….pero the best talga kung once a year lng ang championship ng PBA….

          • AlaskaForever

            The best? Hahaha anong standard mo para masabing the best ang once a year? Ang NBA? sauce! Madaming teams un! Compare to PBA. U still don’t understand. tsk tsk.

          • ryan

            eh bat UAAP 10 teams lng diba? the best tlaga ang once a year kasi may thrill at dun mo talga malalaman kung ganu kalakas ang pangangatawan ng players….eh yang 3x a year ng PBA championship…..hahahahah NGA NGA…..walang thrill…..as in wala talga……nakakaumay….at madali mong marerecall kung cnu mga nag champion tama ba?

            sa PBA 3 seasons in a year hahahaha pangit….

          • AlaskaForever

            PBA 3 seasons in a year?? HAHAHAHAHA isipin mo muna yang sasabihin mo bago mo i-post ^___^ saka I suggest, wag ka na lang manuod ng PBA kung pangit para sayo. Kasi tingin ko nanunuod ka pa din e. Tama ba ko? :)

          • ryan

            nanunuod ako pag may ticket may nagbibigay every finals kasi libre e….ikaw ba?

            bakit tama nmn ah…3 season ang PBA kada taon diba….may filipino, commissioner at governors…merun p ngang fiesta conf e hahahahah

            ang dami…..ikaw alam mo ba sinu mga nag champion na….respectively? nga nga

          • AlaskaForever

            Uulitin ko, sure ka ba na 3 seasons every year? hahaha bigyan kita chance para di ka NGA NGA jan! ^___^ pangit pala nanunuod pa din. tsk!

          • ryan

            uulitin ko…..libre ang ticket kaya ako nanunuod…at take note mo sa araneta un ah…di tulad sa TV hahahah…..kung walang ticket di ako nanunuod nya…..NBA ako cable….LIVE

            bakit anu tawag mo sa all filipino cup, commissioner cup, governors cup…..? di mo gets? nga nga……

          • AlaskaForever

            Sige nga ano tawag dun kung alam mo talaga? :) Nanunuod ako ng PBA Live, may tiket man o wala ^___^

          • ryan

            sa araneta lng ako nanunuod…….nganga

          • AlaskaForever

            Haynako, pag sinabing PBA Live, its either on the venue or in TV! Di ko alam bakit di mo maintindihan sinabi ko.. tsssskkk..

          • ryan

            ako ang di mo naiintindihan…..nauunawaan kita sa tv ka lng nanunuod…..ramdam ko un….wag kang mag-alala di ko pinag yayabang sayo hehehehehhe

          • AlaskaForever

            ok. sige lang! :) sana nga di mo pinagyayabang.. hahaha

          • minion@

            james at maliki

            sna maayos na yung lro mohhh

          • minion@

            tatalonin ng smc lhat wlang malkas sa knila dhil mag chachampion cla

  • rodel sorio

    sana mabigyan makapaglaro sa pba ang mga palyer na nag-aaral sa ibang SUC’s outside MM kasi marami ang mas may potential sa mga provinces.

  • ryan

    MAGULO ang format ng PBA….3x a year may nag chachampion….ibat ibang team pa….pag nagtagal panu mo ma rerecall un hahahahahah

    dapat yearly lng ….like UAAP AND NBA

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