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MVP did not know

By Robbie Pangilinan
Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP) did not know.

MVP, owner of Gilas Pilipinas and patron of the much-publicized and anticipated event Gilas Last Home Stand, admitted that he was unaware that visiting NBA players were not allowed to play, just a few hours before the event.

“It’s extremely disappointing, these sudden turn of events. I was just told this afternoon,” he told mediamen, adding that the organizers decided to push through with the event despite the miscommunication, and pointing out that that third party organization East West was in charge of negotiating with the NBA.


Andrew Wiggins to Sign with Cavaliers

The Andrew Wiggins trade rumor mill can officially be put to rest. At least for the next 30 days.

As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the No. 1 overall pick from June's draft are set to come to terms on a contract, according to Tom Withers of The Associated Press:

Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days.


'Last Home Stand' refunds?

The NBA has threatened to fine players touring the Philippines because the event organizers didn't get league approval, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

After the announcement of the cancellation, Those who paid the price of admission for PLDT Home's 'Last Home Stand' events at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and want a refund may let their request be known through different ways .

In PLDT HOME's official statement, Fermin stated that it was the event organizers, IGW, which was in charge of taking care of the event's formalities.


SBP’s Barrios bound for Doha; MVP, Sy to discuss future 3x3 projects

SAMAHANG Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios, barely a couple of days after the successful staging of the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Manila Masters Sunday at the Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall, where a four-man PBA selection representing Manila West ruled the event, will fly to Doha tomorrow to attend the FIBA Asia Congress and election of officers.

“SBP president Manny V. Pangilinan wants to show FIBA Asia that our federation is an active participant in the affairs of our zone,” said Barrios, who will be casting SBP’s vote in the FIBA Asia polls.Incumbent Sheikh Saud Bin Ali-Al-Thani of Qatar is seeking a fresh four-year term as FIBA Asia president from 2015-2019 along with current secretary-general Hagop Khajirian of Lebanon.


Harden & Co. arrive for Last HOME Stand

MANILA, Philippines - NBA stars, led by James Harden of the Houston Rockets and rising star Kawhi Leonard of the champion San Antonio Spurs, have begun arriving in the country to join the biggest charity event today and tomorrow at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Apart from Leonard and Harden, who will replace Paul Pierce who had to attend to other commitments, other superstars Tyson Chandler, Terrence Ross, Ed Davis, Paul George and Brandon Jennings have also confirmed to join the Last HOME Stand event wherein they will play against the Gilas Pilipinas.

Harden, Jennings, Ross are expected to boost the PLDT HOME Fibr All-Stars line-up in covering the passing lanes, while Chandler and Davis will complement Blake Griffin in protecting the paint.


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