Larry Fonacier - updates

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Larry Fonacier out for the rest of PBA Commissioner's Cup

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The NLEX Road Warrior is still confined in the hospital due to a fractured rib and collapsed lung

SIDELINED. Larry Fonacier's injury resulted from a mid-air collision with Barangay Ginebra's Jervy Cruz in Legazpi City. Photo by PBA Images

Ravena drops double-double in PBA debut as NLEX nips Kia

Dec 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Kiefer Ravena contributes 18 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds in his first game in the PBA

PBA DEBUT. Kiefer Ravena showed he belonged with the pros in his first game with the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images

TNT hands Fajardo-less San Miguel first Comms Cup defeat

May 05, 2017 - 11:00 PM

With Fajardo preparing for SEABA TNT pounces on the short handed San Miguel Beermen

DIALED IN. TNT import Donte Greene exploded for 41 points, 21 boards, and 4 assists in the win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marcus Douthit will always remain a Filipino

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Despite being excluded from the Gilas 12 man roster for the FIBA World Cup Marcus Douthit s contributions to Philippine basketball will remain etched in Pinoy hoops history

Photo by Liu Lin/AFP

Paul Lee, Andray Blatche added to Gilas World Cup lineup

Aug 18, 2014 - 6:28 PM

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes announced that Paul Lee and Andray Blatche will be included in the FIBA World Cup 12 man roster

Rain or Shine's Paul Lee will indeed be wearing a Gilas jersey after his inspired performances for the national team this year. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Assessing Gilas Pilipinas' chances at FIBA World Cup

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:39 PM

Columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes Gilas Pilipinas chances of making it to the FIBA World Cup knockout stages in their first trip to the tournament in 36 years

PILIPINAS VS THE WORLD. Jimmy Alapag played a key role in Gilas securing a spot in the FIBA World Cup. Can the squad pull off similar heroics again? Photo by FIBA Asia/Nuki Sabio.

Fonacier begs off from Gilas Pilipinas

Jul 24, 2014 - 12:29 PM

Doctors advise the veteran shooting guard to rest before the wear and tear of playing nearly non stop in the past years takes a serious toll on his body

BEG OFF. Larry Fonacier heeds the advice of his doctors and takes time off from competitive basketball. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blatche on joining Gilas: 'It wasn't a tough decision'

Jun 10, 2014 - 9:13 PM

The sport of basketball is huge here Puso It s the heart of Filipinos and I love basketball said Blatche of his connection with the Filipino people

BLATCHE IN MANILA. Brooklyn Nets center turned Gilas import Andray Blatche addressed Philippine media at Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Josh Albelda

Talk 'N Text has the best players, but are they the best team?

May 14, 2014 - 4:45 PM

As the individual achievements pile up Talk N Text has struggled to show that they re the best team in the PBA

Richard Howell (L) and Jayson Castro (R) received individual awards before Game 3, but the true test of Talk 'N Text's merit has been the San Mig series. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

The secret to Talk ‘N Text’s success: defense, defense, defense

May 03, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Talk N Text became the first PBA squad in 34 years to make it to the finals with an unblemished record and their adherence to coach Norman Black s fundamental playmaking has been their key to perfection

DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Talk 'N Text defenders swarm Rain or Shine's Beau Belga during Game 2 of their Commissioner's Cup semifinals series. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA semis preview: ROS tries to stain TNT's onslaught

Apr 27, 2014 - 11:10 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora previews the PBA semifinals showdown between the Talk N Text Tropang Texters and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

TO BE THE BEST. Paul Lee of Rain or Shine drives to the basket against Talk 'N Text's KG Canaleta and Ranidel de Ocampo during an April 10 showdown with Talk N Text. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA All Stars vs Gilas Pilipinas

Apr 06, 2014 - 2:09 PM

The best of the PBA clash with the country s national basketball team in an All Star game that promises to be both fun and competitive

PBA: Macapagal ousts Tiu to reclaim 3-point crown

Apr 04, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Globalport Batang Pier’s Mark Macapagal outlasted reigning champ Chris Tiu to regain his Three Point Shootout title

LIGHTS OUT. Mark Macapagal has regained his 3-point title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Larry Fonacier plays down his chances at 3-point shootout

Apr 03, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Humility or setting a trap? Larry Fonacier dismisses Chris Tiu s designation of him as the greatest threat at the PBA three point shootout

MATCHUP TO WATCH. Larry Fonacier (R) may have been playing possum when he said that Chris Tiu shouldn't be worried about him in the 3-point shootout. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Tiu views Fonacier as greatest rival to PBA 3-point crown

Apr 01, 2014 - 2:31 PM

Reigning PBA three point shoutout champion Chris Tu views Larry Fonacier as his greatest threat to repeating at the All Star Weekend on Saturday

SHOOTOUT AT THE PH CORRAL. Reigning three-point king Chris Tiu (L) views Talk N Text's Larry Fonacier as his greatest rival to repeating. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Talk N Text passes San Mig test to go 7-0

Mar 31, 2014 - 10:22 PM

Talk N Text relied on a huge second quarter rally before fending off San Mig Coffee late to earn revenge on their Philippine Cup quarterfinal conquerors

STRONG SIGNAL. Talk N Text's Ranidel De Ocampo puts up a layup over San Mig Coffee's Joe Devance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Talk 'N Text extends win streak to 6, downs Ginebra

Mar 23, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Larry Fonacier delivers the dagger 3 pointer

FULLY LOADED. Jayson Castro of Talk N Text uses a Kelly Williams pick to elude Ginebra rival Chris Ellis. Photo by Nuki/Sabio

PBA Fastbreak: Talk N Text undefeated, GlobalPort winless

Mar 22, 2014 - 5:11 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo breaks down Talk N Text and Ginebra s wins Friday night

BLURRED LINES. Talk N Text's Jayson Castro drives to the basket en route to their fifth straight win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Abueva, Santos headline PBA All-Star reserves

Mar 18, 2014 - 6:13 PM

The PBA has released the list of stars who will complete the cast of the PBA All Star team that shall go up against Gilas Pilipinas on April 6 at the Mall of Asia Arena

HEY NOW YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR...RESERVE. Alaska's Calvin Abueva (L) and San Miguel's Arwind Santos (R) highlight the PBA All-Star reserves. Abueva photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images, Santos photo by Mon Rubio/The Benchwarmers

Talk 'N Text storms back to clip Barako, go 4-0

Mar 16, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Talk N Text overcame a halftime deficit to remain undefeated at 4 0 with a win over Barako Energy

UNLITEXT. Talk N Text's import Richard Howell works on Barako's Dorian Pena. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

3-on-3: Questions on Gilas Pilipinas' latest pool

Feb 28, 2014 - 8:39 PM

Rappler s 3 on 3 panels shares their thoughts on the 17 man Gilas Pilipinas training pool

17-STRONG. Gilas Pilipinas head coach names Gilas Pilipinas training pool. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Who will Gilas Pilipinas play in the FIBA World Cup?

Feb 03, 2014 - 12:56 AM

The Official Draw of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup is set for 2am Philippine time on Tuesday February 4

Photo from Smart-Gilas Pilipinas official Facebook page

PBA Fastbreak: San Mig beats TNT, Petron blazes Barako Bull

Jan 22, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Barako Bull s poor shooting Petron s strong front court lineup the Mixers stifling defense and Talk N Text s disappointment PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes the opening day of the Philippine Cup playoffs

SIMON SAYS. PJ Simon's strong play carried San Mig Coffee to victory. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fajardo-less Petron repeats over Talk 'N Text

Dec 28, 2013 - 8:01 PM

Petron used a third quarter outburst to turn things around against defending champions Talk N Text

STEADY. Marcio Lassiter scored 22 points on 3/6 shooting from downtown to help Petron beat Talk 'N Text. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

WebHits: Gilas stars do the Shukka Roll

Sep 30, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Watch Gilas standouts Jimmy Alapag LA Tenorio Larry Fonacier and Gabe Norwood do the Shukka Roll

Will you rise with Gilas Pilipinas?

Aug 04, 2013 - 11:49 AM

After losing to Chinese Taipei will you still support Gilas Pilipinas?

HEADS DOWN. Gilas looked anything but happy after losing to Chinese Taipei. Photo by Rappler/Myke Miravite.

Gilas Diaries: Small moments

Mar 07, 2013 - 5:42 PM

Rappler Enzo Flojo talks about Day 4 of the Gilas Pilipinas practice a night of small moments that showed character and truth

Grading Gilas' FIBA-Asia Pool

Feb 07, 2013 - 11:42 PM

Our resident hoop nut grades the choices for Gilas Pilipinas national pool for the FIBA Asia Championships in August

Fresh off a successful UAAP stint, Greg Slaughter gets to battle Asia's best. (Photo by Josh Albelda)

Smart-Gilas announces 17-man roster for FIBA Asia Championship

Feb 07, 2013 - 2:04 PM

Philippine men s basketball team head coach Chot Reyes named his 17 man national team pool of players who will play in the FIBA Asia Championships in August

File photo from Smart-Gilas Pilipinas official Facebook page of the team that played in Dubai

PBA wRap: Talk 'N Text early leaders in All-Filipino Cup

Oct 21, 2012 - 4:55 PM

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters remain undefeated as they once again look to dominate the PBA All Filipino Conference

'Scoring Apostle' PJ Simon pushes B-MEG to game 1 win over Talk 'N Text

Apr 24, 2012 - 9:38 AM

B MEG takes Game 1 of their Commissioner s Cup PBAFinals match against Talk N Text

Grading Gilas 2’s PBA pool

Mar 28, 2012 - 1:07 PM

Contributor Josiah Albelda analyzes Chot Reyes picks from the PBA

Reyes releases 16-man pool for Gilas

Mar 27, 2012 - 10:14 PM

Reyes described the pool of players as deep versatile and skilled