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At 46, Taulava to see action in record 17th PBA All-Star Game

Mar 31, 2019 - 3:59 PM

With the 6-foot-9 big man in the fold, the South All-Stars boast an imposing frontcourt that also features June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter and Poy Erram

STILL GOT IT. Asi Taulava replaces the injured Joe Devance in the PBA All-Stars. Photo from PBA Images


Not chasing Jawo, Asi Taulava might play last PBA season

Jan 10, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Seeing action in his 20th season, the NLEX veteran says he just wants to enjoy the ride

Asi Taulava. Photo from PBA Images

Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Asi Taulava thought Asian Games call-up just a prank

Aug 07, 2018 - 11:58 AM

At 45, the 'new' Asi looks forward to his third tour of duty for the Philippine men's basketball team

AGELESS. Asi Taulava returns to national team duty for the first time since helping Gilas Pilipinas land silver in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Asi Taulava says 'lodi' Michael Miranda deserves success with NLEX

Mar 30, 2018 - 6:25 PM

The veteran Taulava says he expects a better showing from Michael Miranda in the Commissioner's Cup

EARNED IT. Asi Taulava (second to left) says Michael Miranda (middle) deserves the success he is enjoying now with the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo taken from Taulava's Instagram account @agelessasi88


PH athletes pay tribute to dads on Father’s Day 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Athletes from around the Philippines celebrate their fathers and fatherhood

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY. Jio Jalalon, Jia Morado and Jimmy Alapag were among the Philippine athletes to celebrate Father's Day on social media

Ginebra goes big, sinks Taulava-less NLEX

Jul 27, 2016 - 9:55 PM

Ginebra rises to 2 1 in the standings while NLEX drops to 1 2

BOUNCE BACK. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra bounce back from a loss with a win over NLEX. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Taulava fined, suspended for incident with Semerad in NLEX-Ginebra game

Jul 27, 2016 - 1:04 PM

NLEX will aim to go up 2 1 in the standings against Ginebra without its big man

Photo by PBA

NLEX wards off Blackwater on Easter

Mar 27, 2016 - 5:07 PM

NLEX goes up 4 4 while Blackwater drops to 3 6 in the 2016 PBA Commissioner s Cup

EASTER SUNDAY WIN. Asi Taulava and the NLEX Road Warriors pick up a victory over Blackwater Elite on Easter. Photo from PBA Images

Asi Taulava sees career ending with NLEX after championship win

Feb 27, 2016 - 4:41 AM

Ask Taulava wants one more PBA title before wrapping up his career with NLEX

Asi Taulava Photos courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

5 memorable Gilas Pilipinas moments of 2015

Dec 31, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Rappler takes you back to those moments worth remembering from the past year

'Tis the season: PBA records on Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2015 - 4:52 PM

Who has scored the most points on Christmas Day in PBA history? Or averages the most assists? Find out here

Star Hotshots hurdle foul trouble to clip NLEX

Nov 08, 2015 - 9:09 PM

The Star Hotshots overcome double doubles from Sean Anthony and Asi Taulava to hand NLEX its first loss of the season

HOTSHOT. Justin Melton (C) came off the bench to contribute 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, a steal, and a block. Photo by PBA Images

Anthony, Taulava double-doubles carry NLEX over Barako Bull

Oct 28, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Sean Anthony scores 11 and grabs 19 rebounds while Asi Taulava turns in 14 points and 11 boards in a gritty win

ROAD RAGE. Sean Anthony of NLEX was a major force on the glass, grabbing a career-high 19 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

The secret to Hontiveros and Taulava’s playing longevity

Sep 29, 2015 - 1:07 PM

What routines or regimens do Dondon Hontiveros and Asi Taulava follow to keep their bodies in top playing shape?

AGELESS. Dondon Hontiveros (left) and Asi Taulava are still tearing it up for Gilas Pilipinas at 38 and 42 years old, respectively. Photos from FIBA

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas in wacky mood at FIBA photo shoot

Sep 23, 2015 - 2:02 AM

The Philippine national basketball team goofs around during their official photo shoot for the FIBA Asia Championship

JC Intal shows off his martial arts stance as Jayson Castro stands by. Photo from FIBA.com

Gilas Pilipinas: Asi Taulava

Sep 20, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Get to know Asi Taulava of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

Fajardo not letting Gilas withdrawal criticism bring him down

Sep 17, 2015 - 9:16 PM

June Mar Fajardo is focusing on recovering from plantar fascitis and not on the criticism from angry fans

GENTLE GIANT. June Mar Fajardo has had to deal with a lot of flack on social media over his decision to beg off from Gilas Pilipinas duties. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas begins countdown to FIBA Asia after Jones Cup

Sep 06, 2015 - 6:59 PM

With little over two weeks to go before the all important FIBA Asia Championship Gilas Pilipinas steadies itself for the test ahead

NEXT GENERATION. Moala Tautuaa and Calvin Abueva represented a new-look Gilas Pilipinas at the William Jones Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ageless wonders Taulava, Hontiveros complete Gilas comeback win over New Zealand

Sep 04, 2015 - 3:17 PM

Gilas will go up next against USA Overtake Select on Saturday

CEBUANO HOTSHOT. Dondon Hontiveros, 38, broke New Zealand's spirit in overtime with 3 3-point connects. He scored 11 in the period for a total of 21. Screenshot from live stream

WATCH: Terrence Romeo in scuffle with Russia as tempers flare

Sep 01, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Head coach Tab Baldwin was visibly unhappy about the calls and reportedly declared the Philippines would walk out if there is one more dirty play

PHYSICAL GAME. Terrence Romeo and Gilas Pilipinas are in a highly physical, and bloody, game against Russia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Taulava comes to defense of Fajardo, others

Aug 12, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Injuries do happen and I just wish people would be more supportive towards June Mar with his injuries and all the other guys who can’t make it says Asi Taulava

Taulava, Thoss eager to step in for injured Fajardo

Aug 11, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Gilas coach Tab Baldwin also stresses the impact Andray Blatche makes for the team

Gilas coach on Fajardo: ‘Can’t lose something you never had’

Aug 11, 2015 - 5:00 PM

We obviously would have loved to incorporate him into the team says Gilas coach Tab Baldwin But you can’t miss what you don’t have

POSITIVE. Gilas coach Tab Baldwin is choosing to stay positive amid the absence of injured center June Mar Fajardo (right), seen here going for the rebound against Argentina's Luis Scola during the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA.com

WATCH: Gilas pool, coaches on why PH should host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 07, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Gilas head coach Tab Baldwin as well as Asi Taulava Troy Rosario and more share their thoughts on the FIBA World Cup final bid

List of PBA players requested for Gilas pool revealed

Aug 03, 2015 - 4:03 PM

The names of 16 players requested by Tab Baldwin for the Gilas pool have been revealed with familiar names missing and new names included

NEXT ERA. June Mar Fajardo was one of the players requested by Tab Baldwin for the Gilas pool. Photo from FIBA

Reid comes up clutch as Beermen win 6th straight

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:36 PM

Import Arizona Reid was clutch down the stretch scoring 9 of his team’s last 10 points to lead the San Miguel Beermen past the NLEX Road Warriors

BEER RUN. Arizona Reid shoots over NLEX's Asi Taulava. The San Miguel Beermen have now won 6 straight. Photo by Josh Albelda

Meralco shocks Talk 'N Text for lopsided win

Jun 03, 2015 - 1:40 AM

Six Meralco Bolts score in double figures as the Bolts snatch a win against sister team Talk N Text Tropang Texters

Meralco's Andre Emmett led 6 bolts in double figures with a spread out effort of 36 points and 7 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NLEX snaps slide with upset of Alaska

Jun 02, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Imports Kwame Alexander and Michael Madanly combined for 56 points as the NLEX Road Warriors pulled off an upset of the Alaska Aces

NLEX player Mark Cardona growls during their win over Alaska. Photo by Josh Albelda

Bagatsing triple bails KIA out against NLEX

May 18, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Hyram Bagatsing knocks down the go ahead three pointer with 1 second left to bail the KIA Carnival out versus the NLEX Road Warriors

A Hyram Bagatsing three pointer, like the one LA Revilla shot here, brought the Carnival to victory. Photo by PBA Images

NLEX beats Meralco despite Emmett's 44 points

May 13, 2015 - 6:54 PM

The NLEX Road Warriors defeated sister team the Meralco Bolts to notch their first win of the conference

Asi Taulava fouled out but contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds in the process. Photo by PBA Images

WATCH: PBA's newly minted Greatest Players share unforgettable moments

Apr 10, 2015 - 7:25 PM

The likes of Jimmy Alapag Asi Taulava Marc Pingris and Eric Menk share their most unforgettable PBA moments and what they believe makes them great

The PBA Ball wraps up with the PBA 40 Greatest players on stage. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PBA's 40 Greatest Players ceremony

Apr 09, 2015 - 5:21 PM

From honoring the 40 greatest players to a mini fashion show PBA players made the most of their time away from the court during the FAB @ 40 event

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud addresses the crowd during the PBA ball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA honors 40 Greatest Players in grand ceremony

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:00 PM

The league celebrates its 40 years of history by honoring its 40 Greatest Players

The PBA Ball wraps up with the PBA 40 Greatest players on stage. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lanete takes over late, Barako Bull stops NLEX’s winning run

Mar 24, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Veteran guard Chico Lanete hits back to back triples late in the game to help Barako turn the tables on NLEX

Barako's Chico Lanete (C) tries to fire a pass against the hounding defense of NLEX's Rudy Lingganay (L) and KG Canaleta (R). Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alapag looking forward to his final PBA All-Star showcase

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:57 PM

It’s a fitting encore for 11 time All Star Alapag who will participate in the All Star Game the Three point Shootout and will have his jersey retired as well

LAST DANCE. Jimmy Alapag will participate in his final PBA All-Star showcase this weekend. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Pringle to put on show in first PBA All-Star appearance

Mar 05, 2015 - 8:15 AM

Pringle is part of a powerhouse South All Stars cast that looks to push the ball and make some entertainment

SHOWTIME. For rookie Stanley Pringle's first PBA All-Star appearance, he is looking to entertain the fans despite an ankle injury. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

NLEX rallies late to stun misfiring Beermen

Feb 24, 2015 - 6:28 PM

Import Al Thornton tallies a superb 30 points and 12 rebounds helping the Road Warriors comeback from a 21 point deficit

COMEBACK WARRIOR. Al Thornton (L) attacks June Mar Fajardo's (R) defense as he keys a fourth quarter comeback for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Short-handed Alaska nips NLEX to return to winning ways

Feb 07, 2015 - 8:35 PM

The Aces accurately predict NLEX s last play preventing import Al Thornton from getting to the basket to hold on for a one point victory

Alaska's DJ Covington challenges the defense of NLEX big men Al Thornton and Asi Taulava.

Rain or Shine topples taller NLEX for first win

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:27 PM

The Elasto Painters negate the Road Warriors height with steady shooting from the perimeter

DAVID VS GOLIATH. Rain or Shine guard Paul Lee attacks the defense of NLEX center Asi Taulava. Josh Albelda/Rappler

Willie Miller comes back strong from semi-retirement

Feb 02, 2015 - 1:34 PM

The two time PBA MVP is not disappointing the one team that showed faith in him as he quickly makes a difference for Talk N Text

BACK IN THE GAME. Willie Miller (right) proves he still has more left to give at 37 years old.

NLEX import Al Thornton working himself into game shape

Jan 12, 2015 - 4:03 AM

Former LA Clipper Al Thornton will use the break between conferences and a Dubai tournament to get back into playing shape for the Commissioner s Cup

ABOVE THE RIM. Al Thornton, seen in a 2009 game as part of the Los Angeles Clippers, will reinforce an NLEX squad that struggled to a 3-9 record in the Philippine Cup. Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images/AFP

PBA players pledge support for comatose Samboy Lim

Dec 14, 2014 - 10:04 PM

Samboy Lim remains in a comatose state but may be moved out of ICU or even return home

Samboy Lim remains unconscious in ICU after collapsing during an exhibition game last month. Photo from Lim's Facebook

NLEX sticking by Taulava, aims to sign Blatche as import

Dec 12, 2014 - 3:00 PM

NLEX team manager Ronald Dulatre shot down rumors that Asi Taulava would be heading to Talk N Text while expressing interest in hiring Andray Blatche as their import player

STILL ON THE ROAD. Asi Taulava will remain with NLEX for at least the next two years, says team management. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

NLEX sinks KIA to end eliminations on positive note

Dec 07, 2014 - 6:55 PM

The Road Warriors snap a 3 game skid to end the elimination round on a winning note with Asi Taulava leading the way scoring 19 points with 14 rebounds

POWERING THROUGH. Asi Taulava carves space inside as he leads NLEX to a win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Yap, Miller, Alapag included in PBA's 40 greatest list

Dec 02, 2014 - 8:58 PM

Headlining the list are two time PBA MVPs James Yap Willie Miller and Danny Ildefonso as the league is set to celebrate its 40th season

James Yap, Danny Ildefonso, Jimmy Alapag, Willie Miller and Mark Caguioa are set to be honored among the PBA's 40 greatest players. File photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Barako Bull outlasts NLEX behind RR Garcia's clutch play

Dec 02, 2014 - 6:58 PM

RR Garcia scores 22 and grabs 5 rebounds as Barako Bull pulls off a win over NLEX in a game with playoff implications

RR Garcia of Barako Bull scores in the lane over NLEX's Asi Taulava and Mac-Mac Cardona. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Paul Lee saves the day for Rain or Shine against NLEX

Nov 25, 2014 - 9:54 PM

Paul Lee delivered key baskets down the stretch that allowed the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to escape with a close victory for their fourth straight win

Paul Lee of Rain or Shine came up with 8 clutch points to lead the Elasto Painters to victory. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

NLEX snaps losing streak at Blackwater's expense

Nov 21, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Taulava leads the way for the Road Warriors dominating the game with 24 points 10 rebounds and 5 assists

AGELESS ROCK. Asi Taulava comes up with another dominating performance as NLEX snaps  its losing skid. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Simon's hot shooting night leads Purefoods past NLEX

Nov 14, 2014 - 9:17 PM

PJ Simon shot 9 10 from the field to lead Purefoods to a comfortable victory over NLEX

HOT SHOT SCORING. PJ Simon of Purefoods drives by NLEX defenders. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images