Category Archives: MBA/Metroball

Mr. Excitement To The Rescue

COUNT BASKETBALL superstar Paul “Bong” Alvarez on the list of those who are serving the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.  Instead of staying at home, the player known as Mr. Excitement has been delivering help to those affected by … Continue reading

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The Last Star: Still Shining Since 1999

    BASKETBALL NOSTALGIA was the order of the day as coaches and players of the 1999 Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) National Champion Manila Metrostars participated in a webinar entitled “The Last Star” presented by HOOPS Coaches International with the support … Continue reading

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The Last Star This May 9

FANS AND supporters of the 1999 Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) National Champions Manila Metrostars will have a chance to meet and interact with their idols via a webinar this May 9 starting at 8:00 PM.  Entitled “The Last Star”, the … Continue reading

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The Last Five

A TOTAL of five veterans of the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) remained on active rosters at the start of the 45th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season last March 8.  The fact that they are on the list is a testament … Continue reading

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In Memoriam 2019

IT’S THAT time again that we remember all those that passed away in the past year from the world of Philippine sports.  May their contributions, whether big or small, never be forgotten. The opening week of the year saw the … Continue reading

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Queen Basketball League Returns in 2018

     THE SECOND season of the Queen Basketball League, a league open to all female ballers, will open this August 11 at the Trinity University of Asia Gym in Quezon City. Seven teams have expressed intention of their participation … Continue reading

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2016: The Year That Was In Basketball

REDEMPTION IS the word that best described the Philippine basketball scene in 2016.  Teams and individuals rose from the rubble to achieve their goals making for good storylines. Nothing could be more dramatic than San Beda College’s saga, easily the … Continue reading

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Meet The Doves Legends

     PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED inside the campus of Saint Francis of Assisi College in Las Pinas City is a large tarpaulin entitled “Legends of the Hardcourt” honoring one dozen famous alumni of the school who have made their mark in basketball … Continue reading

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Basketball Abortion

IT CAME like a thief in the night and the victims did not know what hit them.  In a shocking development, respected basketball coach Joe Lipa announced that the Countrywide Basketball League (CWBL) will no longer push through. Coach Lipa … Continue reading

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2015: The Year That Was In Basketball

IT’S THAT time of the year again we look back at the different events that made an impact on the world of Philippine basketball. If there was to be a color of the year, it has to be pink with … Continue reading

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The Three Queens

MUCH BUZZ has been generated by Jane Umana last March 19 when she made the trivia books as the very first female to referee a PBA D-League game. However, she was not the first female to blow the whistle in … Continue reading

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Smart-Zamboanga Trips Skyforce, 105-99

     PASAY CITY – What was supposed to be an exhibition game for charity suddenly turned intense and competitive as the youthful Smart-Zamboanga City registered an amazing come from behind victory over veteran-laden Skyforce, 105-99, in the event dubbed “Ayuda … Continue reading

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Election Slam Dunks and Air Balls

     THERE WAS a fair share of slam dunks and air balls for basketball personalities who ran in the recent National Elections last May 13.  Who among them were able to parlay fame on the hardwood floor into votes?      … Continue reading

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Ben and Bobby

     IT’S EASTER Sunday.  While the whole of Christianity is celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Filipino basketball community is grieving the loss of two gentlemen during the Holy Week who in their own way have made great contributions … Continue reading

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ARCHIVES: What’s In A Name?

     ROMEL ADDUCUL could be playing for the Manila Sharks and John Ferriols for the Negros Musketeers. Ralph Rivera could be handling the ball for the Batangas Galvanizers.      Frightening, isn’t it?      Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed.  Today’s 15 MBA … Continue reading

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Still Soldiering

WHEN Moses Malone retired after a stint with the National Basketball Association’s San Antonio Spurs at the end of the 1994-1995 season, it marked the end of an era. A former three-time NBA MVP and multiple All-Star, Malone was the … Continue reading

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ARCHIVES: The Year That Wasn’t (Part 1)

Finally, a major title for the Negros Slashers AFTER four and a half seasons, the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) faded into oblivion last July.  The inevitable had become a sad reality as MBA Chairman Santiago Araneta made the hard decision … Continue reading

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ARCHIVES: Jakarta Diary

TEAM Air Philippines recently returned from a successful three-game exhibition series against top Indonesian basketball club Aspac Texmaco in Jakarta.  Former Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) superstar Romel Adducul led the Filipino delegation of 10 players and six officials.  Adducul’s coach … Continue reading

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Ala Eh, Champion Na Hari Pa!

ONE of the more popular franchises from the old Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA), the LBC Batangas Blades, will be holding a grand reunion next week in time with the 10th anniversary of their winning of the 2001 MBA National Championship.  … Continue reading

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The MBA’s Dream Team 2001

IF one is to discuss which team was the best during the five-year run of the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) from 1998 to 2002, the expected popular answers would be its champion teams plus the fan favorites.  However, the MBA … Continue reading

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