‘Great guy, player’: Balkman congratulates Brownlee on Best Import plum

first_imgLATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENT It’s been said many times that basketball forms brotherhoods and it cannot be any truer when it comes too Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee and San Miguel’s Renaldo Balkman.Both imports, who have managed to form a strong bond since they both reinforced Alab Pilipinas in their title campaign in the ASEAN Basketball League, were up for the Best Import award Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But Brownlee, after losing twice in a row in the Governors’ Cup voting, did not let this one slip away and one-upped his good pal Balkman for the award.Balkman, who came second in the race, is nothing but proud of what his former teammate achieved. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk “Championships mean a lot to me, not the Best Import,” said Balkman who had 14 points and 11 rebounds in Game 4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Devance looking forward to Game 5 of ‘crazy’ PBA Finals series “Congratulations to him,” said Balkman after his Beermen lost to Brownlee’s Gin Kings 130-100 in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “There’s no bad blood between us and he’ll probably say the same thing.”“He’s a great guy, great player, much respect to him. We’re both tough guys and he got it. It’s all good.”Brownlee had a total of 1209 points in the voting that counted in the players’ stats and nods from the PBA, the players, and the media.Balkman accumulated a total of 858 points.And as the series dwindled into a virtual best of three after a 2-2 stalemate in the first four games, Balkman is looking at the bigger trophy.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img read more

Tournament of Hope raises an estimated $21k

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. — It was an epic 48 straight hours of slo-pitch action in Taylor as the 11th Annual Allen Lafleur Memorial Tournament of Hope took place last weekend.39 teams competed in 96 games over the course of the weekend. After all was said and done, the Racksmackers placed first in the ‘A’ Division, beating the Farm Team in the final. The Summer Swingers managed to win the ‘B’ Division over the Brew Crew. In the ‘C’ Division, One Hit Wonders placed first ahead of Team Day Drunk. Two Balls and a Glove were the ‘D’ Division winners, beating The Minors in the final. The ‘E’ Division saw Pitches be Crazy lose to the Young Guns in that final.Meanwhile, there was also an exciting competition over who would win the Toilet Bowl Award as the tournament’s 39th place team. Organizer Velma Alexander said that both teams in the bottom-bracket game wanted to win the coveted award. In the end, it was The Mustangs that would celebrate losing that match to the Dirtbag Death Squad.- Advertisement -Alexander says that though organizers have not gotten a final tally together, she estimates that over $21,000 was raised at this year’s tournament. She added that over $8,000 was raised at the tournament concession alone.Alexander also extended thanks on behalf of Lafleur’s family to all of the tournament’s volunteers and sponsors for making this year’s event a success.last_img read more