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YOUNG ‘UNS STAR IN ALL-STAR BLITZ GAME

Alas-Almazan-Rosser (All-Star 2015)

Old teammates revive their amateur days on Friday as the league’s upstarts clash in this year’s Rookies vs. Sophomores Blitz Game. Without Greg Slaughter and Ian Sangalang for the second-year players, Raymond Almazan is expected to lead the sophomores in this tiff. And the Rain or Shine center just cannot not hide his disappointment. “Mas […]

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NOT IN THE MOOD FOR SHARING SLAM DUNK TROPHY THIS TIME

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This year, Justin Melton says that there could only be one Slam Dunk champion. “I do want the trophy for myself,” he said. Named as co-champion with Rey Guevarra last year, the Purefoods sophomore admitted that the field this year is much stronger. “It’s up for grabs. There’s a lot of good dunkers out there […]

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ONE MORE TIME FOR BARROCA & VILLANUEVA?

Jonas Villanueva (All-Star 2015)

Will the All-Star Obstacle Challenge be a duel between former FEU Tamaraws another time? Four-time champ Jonas Villanueva hopes that would be the case on Friday, as he looks to redeem himself after Mark Barroca ended his streak last year. “Yung skill set ni Mark, perfect sa challenge eh. Shooting, dribbling, passing, bagay talaga sa […]

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ALL-STARS IN OUTREACH THURSDAY

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Thursday marked the official start of the 2015 PBA All-Star festivities. Basketball fans lined the streets as their hardcourt heroes made their way around the city. In the morning, Commissioner Chito Salud and the All-Star Rookies and Sophomores brought smiles to the faces of patients at the Ospital ng Palawan. The players made the rounds […]

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ALL-STAR BANGIN’ & SHAKIN’

All-Star 2015 Presscon

Sunday’s PBA All-Star Game between the North and South All-Star teams will be physical but with a lot of highlights that promise to bring the house down. Even though without the injured San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo and Alaska hotshot Dondon Hontveros, the South All Stars are out to give the North side a […]

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OUT TO SNATCH ALL-STAR SLAM CROWN

Justin Melton (All-Star 2015)

As much as everyone anticipates the throwdowns from the favorites, one element of the All-Star Weekend has always been surprises. Remember last year when Rey Guevarra crashed the Justin Melton party and forced the judges to crown them as co-champions? On Friday, we might be treated to one of those surprises again as a number […]

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5TH SHOOTOUT TITLE IN MACAPAGAL’S CROSSHAIRS

Macapagal (All-Star 2015)

Gunning for an unprecedented fifth title, Mark Macapagal is definitely on a high coming to the Three-Point Shootout on Friday. But the Meralco sharpshooter said that if there’s something he learned over the years of competing in this event, it is that it is still anybody’s ballgame. “Depende na yan sa araw ng event. Kung […]

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WEIGHING IN ON THE TRAVAILS OF ALASKA & SMB

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San Miguel and Alaska have struggling mightily this conference and one wonders what has happened to these two clubs. Already some point to the short rest between conferences as the culprit as they had few days rest between the Philippine and the Commissioner’s Cup. SMB reportedly partied for quite a while as this was their […]

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STARS CONVERGE IN PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN

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Fever didn’t stop Asi Taulava from making the trip to Puerto Princesa, Palawan Wednesday. And June Mar Fajardo, nursing an ankle sprain, promised to do everything to also make it to this tourist haven before Sunday. Taulava and Fajardo lead a slew of PBA stars gathering in this city by the sea, west of the country, bringing […]

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SLAM CHAMP CANALETA NOW HOPING TO BE RAINBOW KING

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Lording over the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest five times before, Niño Canaleta now bids for another throne as he opted to forego his chance for a sixth slam crown and to set his sight on the Three-Point Shootout trophy. A sore knee prompted the shift. “Nagdecide na lang ako na mag-withdraw sa Slam Dunk kasi […]

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