KIA Carnival - updates

Rappler's latest stories on KIA Carnival


Kia Picanto rebrands as Columbian Dyip for PBA Commissioner's Cup

Apr 03, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Columbian Dyip is the 6th name change of the 4-year-old PBA franchise

NEW NAME. Kia Picanto undergoes another name change for the coming PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

KIA would take Rosario over Parks with draft pick

Jun 25, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Parks is a former two time UAAP MVP and projected by some pundits to be a star in the PBA one day but KIA prefers to take Rosario

KIA blanks Meralco, one step closer to first playoffs trip

Jun 24, 2015 - 6:25 PM

KIA completes the first step to a potential trip to the 2015 PBA Governors Cup playoffs They need Ginebra to lose to NLEX to advance

LA Revilla contributed 16 points in KIA's upset win over Meralco. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Pacquiao returns for KIA’s must-win PBA game

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:29 PM

Manny Pacquiao attended just the second game of his team in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup

HE'S BACK. KIA playing coach Manny Pacquiao is back on the sidelines just as his team faces either elimination or a playoffs trip in the 2015 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Talk ’N Text going with Dominique Sutton as playoffs import

Jun 22, 2015 - 4:42 PM

If Meralco beats KIA on Wednesday Sutton will take over import duties for Talk N Text in the postseason

Talk ’N Text strengthens playoff bid after defeating KIA

Jun 19, 2015 - 7:05 PM

The Talk ’N Text Tropang Texters nearly surrendered a 28 point lead in the span of a quarter but held on to beat the struggling KIA Carnival

Kelly Williams of Talk 'N Text puts up a jump shot. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine holds off KIA, wins 5th straight

Jun 17, 2015 - 7:14 PM

The Elasto Painters held off the Carnival and moved into better position to claim a top four seed for the conference quarterfinals

Globalport downs KIA as Famous gets famous

Jun 14, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Globalport import Jarrid Famous became famous around the country scoring 30 points and pulling down 37 rebounds the most any PBA player has managed in 30 years

Globalport import Jarrid Famous dominated the paint against KIA. Photo by PBA Images

La Salle’s Torres aiming for bounce-back year, draws inspiration from Revilla

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Thomas Torres talks about returning strong from his injury hit 2014 season and how LA Revilla inspires him

A more intense Thomas Torres is aiming to be La Salle's floor general this season. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

N’Diaye’s eye injury ‘nothing serious’, says agent

Jun 05, 2015 - 9:42 PM

Hamady N’Diaye visited Cardinal Santos Medical Center after receiving a poke in the eye from Alaska forward Calvin Abueva

KIA's import player Hamady N’Diaye will be alright after a minor scare. File photo by Josh Albelda

Alaska destroys KIA by 38, improve to 5-2

Jun 05, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The KIA Carnival suffer their worst defeat in franchise history

Alaska import Travis Romeo rattles the rim en route to a blowout win. Photo by Josh Albelda

KIA shakes off Blackwater in double OT

May 26, 2015 - 7:40 PM

KIA Carnival wriggled free from a tight game against Blackwater Elite and won in double overtime behind Hamady N Diaye s near triple double

Hamady N'Diaye registered 16 markers, 23 rebounds and 9 blocks, including scoring 4 of the Carnival's 9 second overtime points. 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

Johnson explodes again as Ginebra clinches first win

May 14, 2015 - 12:21 AM

Orlando Johnson stays hot in his third Ginebra game with 47 points

POWERHOUSE. Orlando Johnson is proving to be the powerhouse for Barangay Ginebra with his third straight near-50 point game. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Carnival downs Beermen behind Nuyles’ clutch play

May 06, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Newly acquired Alex Nuyles tallies a career high 18 points in his debut for the Kia Carnivals

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT. Alex Nuyles (L), seen here driving past Chris Lutz (R), starts his career with Kia Carnival on a high note. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Daniel Orton: Comparing Pacquiao to MLK is 'absurd'

Mar 29, 2015 - 6:27 PM

I didn t think I was going to be punished as bad as I was for telling the truth Daniel Orton says after being dismissed from Purefoods

Purefoods import Daniel Orton (L) isn't a big fan of Manny Pacquiao (R) as a basketball player. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Almazan, Belga in awe of 7-foot-3 Ramos' size, bulk

Mar 22, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Even the baddest boys of the PBA can barely move push or simply match up with KIA s 7 foot 3 behemoth PJ Ramos

CARNIVAL GIANT. PJ Ramos of KIA presents a difficult matchup for essentially everyone in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine clinches top seed after beating down KIA

Mar 22, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The Painters secure first place due to superior quotient despite holding a similar record with Purefoods and potential 8 3 finisher Talk N Text

Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism, seen here taking a jumper, leads the Elasto Painters to a convincing win over the KIA Carnival to take the top seed in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

NLEX fights past Ramos’ explosion, wins 5th straight

Mar 18, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Al Thornton and Jonas Villanueva combine for 53 points to help the NLEX Road Warriors notch their 5th straight victory

NLEX's Jonas Villanueva gets away from the defense for a layup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Alaska’s Compton: ‘KIA is for real’

Mar 03, 2015 - 11:16 PM

They’re showing that they’re a good team They really look like they’re well coached

LEGIT. Alaska head coach Alex Compton says KIA is showing they belong in the PBA. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

KIA overpowers slumping Alaska for 4th win

Mar 03, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Import PJ Ramos tallies a monstrous 36 points and 33 rebounds the most by any player in almost 10 years

KIA import PJ Ramos goes for the reverse layup vs Alaska's Cyrus Baguio. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pacquiao’s presence a game-changer for KIA players

Mar 03, 2015 - 11:18 AM

“They are so motivated They want to win to show Manny that they are a really good team KIA alternate governor Ginia Domingo says of the players

COACH MANNY. Manny Pacquiao coaches his last PBA game before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rookie playmaker Heruela proving his worth with Blackwater

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Leading the league in assists and quarterbacking Blackwater well Heruela is proving he deserves his spot in the pro league

RISING ROOKIE. Brian Heruela is quickly making a name for himself in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Dionisia Pacquiao enjoys watching son Manny in the PBA

Feb 28, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Mommy D says she supports her son’s endeavors as long as he’s happy

Dionisia Pacquiao, seen here during Manny Pacquiao's fight vs Brandon Rios, is happy to see his son playing at the PBA. File photo by Josh Villanueva

IN VINES: Pacquiao coaches PBA game before Mayweather fight

Feb 28, 2015 - 7:55 PM

You ve seen Pacquiao as a boxer now see him as a professional basketball head coach in last PBA game before his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr

COACH MANNY. Manny Pacquiao concentrates on coaching the KIA Carnival as he prepares to leave for the US to train for mega fight vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Blackwater spoils Pacquiao's sendoff with KIA rout

Feb 28, 2015 - 7:22 PM

Brian Heruela Marcus Douthit and Sunday Salvacion all played well as the Elite earns their second win in the PBA

Pacquiao must KO Mayweather to win, says Marquez

Feb 28, 2015 - 1:43 AM

I know how judges perform in Las Vegas as we saw in that fight where Jose Luis Castillo beat [Mayweather] says Marquez of why Pacquiao must go for the knockout

Manny Pacquiao lands a blow on assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez during a gym session on Thursday. Photo by AFP

'If I hurt Mayweather I expect him to run,' says Pacquiao

Feb 26, 2015 - 4:54 AM

Pacquiao says his game plan will be to use my left and right when he faces Mayweather adding that he plans to play in KIA s game on Saturday

Manny Pacquiao speaks to his KIA Carnival squad before their game on Wednesday against Talk 'N Text. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Pacquiao wants KIA to target championship, not just playoffs

Feb 25, 2015 - 9:01 PM

Firmly believing that nothing is impossible Manny Pacquiao says the KIA Carnival are gunning for a PBA title

CHAMPIONSHIP. KIA player-coach Manny Pacquiao says the Carnival is aiming for a PBA title. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

KIA team play leads to surprise win vs TNT

Feb 25, 2015 - 6:33 PM

After San Miguel Beer and Purefoods KIA takes down another champion team in Talk N Text

Manny Pacquiao's KIA Carnival notches first back-to-back win in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Orton fined P250,000 for ‘disrespectful’ Pacquiao, ref comments

Feb 20, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The PBA came down hard on the Purefoods import after he said Pacquiao playing in the PBA was a joke and that the referees made their loss to KIA a mockery

Purefoods import Daniel Orton (L) isn't a big fan of Manny Pacquiao (R) as a basketball player. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Purefoods' Orton: Pacquiao in the PBA is 'a joke'

Feb 18, 2015 - 10:20 PM

“Professional boxer yeah okay Congressman alright Professional basketball player? No It’s a joke said Purefoods import Daniel Orton of Manny Pacquiao

Purefoods import Daniel Orton (L) isn't a big fan of Manny Pacquiao (R) as a basketball player. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

KIA scores upset win over defending champs Purefoods

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:49 PM

LA Revilla converts crucial baskets in the clutch as KIA Carnival takes down the Commissioner s Cup defending champions Purefoods Star Hotshots

CLUTCH. KIA's LA Revilla scores 6 crucial points in the final quarter to give the Carnival their 2nd win in the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Barako Bull remains perfect after spoiling Pacquiao's KIA return

Feb 08, 2015 - 5:57 PM

KIA Carnival never tasted the lead as Barako Bull continues its hottest run to begin a conference since 2007

KIA Carnival coach Manny Pacquiao watches from the sidelines as his team becomes the third straight victim of Barako Bull Energy Cola

KIA activates Pacquiao in lieu of Cervantes

Feb 07, 2015 - 11:35 PM

KIA Carnival playing coach Manny Pacquiao will take the place of the team s leading scorer Reil Cervantes who is suffering from an ankle injury

BACK WITH KIA. After a few stops abroad negotiating a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao returns to the PBA with his team KIA Carnival.

KIA snaps 12-game losing skid with huge upset of champs San Miguel

Feb 04, 2015 - 7:16 PM

7 foot 3 KIA import PJ Ramos dominates the paint scoring a game high 22 points with 8 rebounds

GIGANTIC MATCH. Kia import PJ Ramos backs down San Miguel center June Mar Fajardo at the post.

Meralco Bolts overcome slow start to down KIA

Jan 30, 2015 - 6:41 PM

Jai Reyes torched his former team for a career high 16 points while Gary David scored 25 points off the bench to send KIA Carnival to their 12th straight loss

Jai Reyes shocked the KIA Carnival for a career-high 16 to exact revenge on the team that cut him early in the season. Photo by Josh Albelda

GlobalPort opens Commissioner's Cup with win over KIA

Jan 27, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Batang Pier import CJ Leslie impressed in his debut game registering 33 points 14 rebounds 5 blocks and 4 assists while PJ Ramos of KIA scored 41 points and grabbed 20 rebounds

GLOBAL DOMINATION. Globalport import Calvin Leslie drives to the rim against PJ Ramos of KIA. Photo by Josh Albelda