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WATCH: Japeth dunks over June Mar in PBA All-Star Game

Apr 01, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The high-flying forward puts on an aerial show, doing it all from alley-oops, windwill slams, putback jams and reverse flushes

FLIGHT MODE. Japeth Aguilar dunks his way to being named co-MVP with Arwind Santos in the 2019 PBA All-Star Game. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind escapes fine despite Spider-Man dunk in PBA All-Star Game

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:46 AM

Arwind Santos pulls off his patented move on multiple occasions en route to being adjudged co-Most Valuable Player with Japeth Aguilar

JUST FOR FUN. Arwind Santos breaks out the Spider-Man dunk despite it being forbidden by the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: North does Dante Gulapa to beat South in All-Star dance-off

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:43 PM

The North All-Stars jive to hit songs Switch it Up and Buwan

DOUBLE WIN. North All-Stars topple the South All-Stars not just on the court but also on the dance floor. Photo from PBA Images

Japeth turns All-Star Game to dunk show as North thwarts South

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:35 PM

The high-flying forward connects on a number of alley-oops and even jumps over June Mar Fajardo for a dunk

SLAMMA JAMMA. Japeth Aguilar wins the MVP award together with Arwind Santos. Photo from PBA Images

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

Yap says pal Simon still got it after 3-Point Shootout win

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:29 PM

PJ Simon wins his first Three-Point Shootout title by dethroning old pal and former backcourt partner James Yap

OLD PALS. PJ Simon (right) succeeds James Yap as the new Three-Point Shootout king. Photo from PBA Images

MVP CJ Perez showcases wares – and heart for PBA cause

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:27 AM

The top draftee helps raise 8 wheelchairs for the Alagang PBA Foundation for his impressive effort in the Rookies-Sophomores' win over the Juniors

BABY BEAST. CJ Perez dazzles before his townsmen in Pangasinan in his first PBA All-Star Weekend. Photo from PBA Images

Mocon buzzer-beater lifts Rookies-Sophomores past Juniors

Mar 29, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Day 1 of the PBA All-Star Weekend ends in hysterics as the rookie delivers the game-winning putback

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Javee Mocon comes up clutch for the Rookie-Sophomore All-Stars. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Rey Guevarra wins record-tying 5th PBA Slam Dunk title

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The high-flying Phoenix forward ties KG Canaleta for most Slam Dunk titles in PBA history

GOT BOUNCE. Rey Guevarra scores back-to-back 50 points to win the title. Photo from PBA Images

Simon dethrones Yap in PBA 3-Point Shootout

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The Magnolia guard wins his first Three-Point Shootout crown after beating NorthPort's Robert Bolick and NLEX's Philip Paniamogan in the finals

STILL GOT IT. PJ Simon takes the crown from his former backcourt partner James Yap. Photo from PBA Images

Belga retains Obstacle Challenge title despite stumble

Mar 29, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The Rain or Shine forward bests TNT's Yousef Taha and Columbian's Russel Escoto

CHAMP. Beau Belga wins his second straight Obstacle Challenge title. Photo from PBA Images

James Yap to defend 3-point crown in PBA All-Star Weekend

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:32 PM

It won't be a walk in the park for the Rain or Shine gunner as the league's best outside snipers vie to dethrone him

THREE-POINT KING. James Yap guns for his third Three-Point Shootout title. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

Quickness vs height as PBA All-Star Game starters named

Feb 19, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Calvin Abueva and Paul Lee lead the North All-Stars, while June Mar Fajardo and James Yap head the South All-Stars

BEST OF THE BEST. James Yap, Calvin Abueva, Paul Lee and June Mar Fajardo (L-R) headline the 2019 PBA All-Star Game. Photos from PBA Images (Yap, Abueva and Lee) and Josh Albelda/Rappler (Fajardo)

FIBA suspends Kiefer Ravena for 18 months after testing positive for banned substances

May 28, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The NLEX Road Warriors rookie says he took a pre-workout drink that can be bought over the counter

SUSPENDED. Kiefer Ravena. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Visayas thwarts Gilas in final leg of PBA All-Star Week 2018

May 27, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Visayas All-Stars spoil Calvin Abueva's monster 41-point and 27-rebound performance for the national team

LOOK: Gilas jives to Bboom Bboom to win dance showdown vs Visayas

May 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The national team players ham it up for their lone win in the dance showdown of the 3-leg series of the 2018 PBA All-Star Week

THE BEAST. Calvin Abueva and the national team may have lost on the basketball court but not on the dance floor. Photo by PBA Images

After misfiring in 3-point contest, Romeo finds touch in historic All-Star showing

May 26, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The TNT KaTropa scatters 48 points to punch in a new record for most points scored in the PBA showcase

SHRUGGING IT OFF. Despite nursing an ankle injury, Terrence Romeo didn't pass up on the opportunity of seeing action in the 2018 PBA All-Star Week. File photo by PBA Images

Guiao relishes chance to have Fajardo on his side for once in All-Star Game

May 26, 2018 - 2:51 PM

The NLEX tactician gets to feel what it's like to have the 4-time PBA MVP at his disposal as head coach of the Gilas Pilipinas side that faced the Luzon All-Stars

FROLICKING. June Mar Fajardo posts 30 points and 14 rebounds to help Gilas Pilipinas beat the Luzon All-Stars. File photo by PBA Images

Romeo erupts for All-Star Game record 48 points as Gilas frustrates Luzon

May 25, 2018 - 10:01 PM

Terrence Romeo takes home the MVP plum of the Luzon leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star Week

WATCH: Rey Guevarra windmills his way to 4th Slam Dunk title

May 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

It took 3 rounds in the finals before the Phoenix forward defeated Blackwater's Renz Palma

RIM-RATTLER. Rey Guevarra takes home his 4th Slam Dunk title in 5 years. Photo by PBA Images

James Yap reclaims 3-Point Shootout crown after 9 years

May 25, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The 36-year-old trumps the much younger Stanley Pringle and Terrence Romeo in the final round

MARKSMAN. James Yap wins his second 3-Point Shootout title. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

Beau Belga tops spiced-up version of PBA All-Star Obstacle Challenge

May 25, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Rain or Shine forward bests Blackwater's Poy Erram and San Miguel's Gabby Espinas in a battle of the league's top big men

CHAMP. Beau Belga takes home a cash prize of P30,000. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

PBA marksmen, rim-rattlers to wow in Batangas All-Star leg

May 24, 2018 - 7:02 PM

The league gives a twist to the Obstacle Challenge by allowing only big men to participate

MARKSMAN. Terrence Romeo seeks to reclaim the 3-point Shootout crown he last won in 2016. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: Mindanao also beats Gilas in PBA All-Star Game dance showdown

May 23, 2018 - 11:44 PM

Young guards Jio Jalalon and Scottie Thompson provide the same impact from the hardcourt to the dance floor

SMOOTH MOVES. The Mindanao All-Stars strut their stuff on the dance floor to beat Gilas Pilipinas in the pre-game showdown of the All-Star Game. Photo by PBA Images

Hot-shooting Mindanao torches Gilas Pilipinas in PBA All-Star Week kickoff

May 23, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The All-Stars from down south bury 18 triples on a scintillating 57% shooting from the field

DAVID VS GOLIATH. Mark Barroca's all-around performance powers the Mindanao All-Stars past the June Mar Fajardo-led Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by PBA Images

LOOK: Terrence Romeo, presidential son-in-law win PBA All-Star Legends Shootout

May 23, 2018 - 8:49 PM

PBA great Allan Caidic and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go settle for 3rd place

SNIPER. Terrence Romeo scores 24 points in the special 3-point shootout that kicked off the 2018 PBA All-Star Week. Photo by PBA Images

Knee injury sidelines Joe Devance in Visayas leg of PBA All-Star Game 2018

May 23, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Barangay Ginebra fans in Iloilo City won't be seeing the 11-year PBA veteran

PERENNIAL. Joe Devance saw action in the last 4 editions of the All-Star festivities. Photo from PBA Images

Almazan, Sangalang form dreaded frontcourt with Aguilar for Luzon All-Star

May 05, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The towering trio also teams up with LA Tenorio and Calvin Abueva as Luzon battles Gilas on May 25 in Batangas

BIG ASSIGNMENT. Raymund Almazan, Japeth Aguilar, and Ian Sangalang hope to neutralize Gilas big man June Mar Fajardo in the PBA All-Stars.

LOOK: 2018 PBA All-Star Week lineups and skills events participants

May 04, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The mid-season spectacle will be held from May 23 to 27 in different cities all over the country

MID-SEASON SPECTACLE. The PBA All-Star Week will follow the same format as last year. Photo from PBA

Tim Cone’s All-Star Mindanao crew takes a shot at Gilas

May 03, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The Ginebra coach hopes to pick up a win with a new PBA All-Star team in the May 23 game in Davao del Sur

REVENGE. After absorbing a loss with the Visayas selection last year, Tim Cone looks to steer the Mindanao squad to an upset over Gilas Pilipinas. File photo/Rappler

Manny Pacquiao, Bong Go headline PBA All-Star special 3-point shootout

Apr 30, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The two public officials will be joined by two of the 40 Greatest Players in PBA History

FROM DOWNTOWN. Bong Go and Manny Pacquiao will try to shoot the lights out in the 2018 PBA All-Star Week. Graphic by Rappler

Austria, Cone, Victolero to coach PBA All-Star teams anew

Apr 27, 2018 - 1:07 PM

After steering their teams again to the top 3, the trio will return to the All-Star games slated May 23 to 27

TOP COACH. Leo Austria, who mentored the San Miguel Beermen to a record 4th straight PBA Philippine Cup title, will call the shots for the Luzon team. Photo by PBA Images

PBA disqualifies All-Star Week logo contest winner

Mar 16, 2018 - 3:42 PM

There will be another round to decide the winner of the All-Star Sketch The Logo contest

VIOLATION. The winner of the PBA All-Star Sketch The Logo contest is disqualified. Photos from PBA (left) and Playpark All Stars' Facebook page (right)

Thompson tops initial PBA All-Star poll, Fajardo at 2nd

Mar 11, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Three of the top 5 vote-getters, so far, are from the Visayas

TOP VOTE-GETTER. Scottie Thompson has the most votes in the initial PBA All-Star Weekend poll. Photo by PBA Images

PBA goes island hopping anew with All-Star Week in May

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:38 PM

The fan voting for the All-Star Week, which will pit Gilas Pilipinas against 3 All-Star teams, begins February 16

ISLAND HOPPING. The PBA goes on a tour around the country with its All-Star Week in May. Photo by PBA Images

As Jamito's sidestep dunk goes international, Narvasa unimpressed

May 03, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The PBA commissioner warns Jammer Jamito may no longer be included in future slam dunk contests

NOT IMPRESSED. Commissioner Chito Narvasa is not impressed by Jammer Jamito's sidestep dunk. File Photo from PBA Images

Abueva shines as Gilas rallies to beat PBA Visayas All-Stars

Apr 30, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The win caps off a full 2017 PBA All Star Week as the national team now turns its attention to the 2017 SEABA Championships

COMEBACK. Calvin Abueva (C) leads Gilas Pilipinas' comeback against the PBA Visayas All-Stars. Photo from PBA Images

Chris Newsome performs juggle act to win PBA Dunk Contest

Apr 28, 2017 - 6:38 PM

Newsome throws down one of the most innovative dunks you ll ever see in Lucena City

NEW CHAMPION. Chris Newsome shows off his juggling and dunking skills to unseat Rey Guevarra as Dunk champion. Photo from PBA Images

Allein Maliksi hits final money ball to become PBA 3-point shootout champ

Apr 28, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Maliksi shades Tenorio and Romeo in the final round to lift the title

CLUTCH. Allein Maliksi hit the shots when he needed as he ends Terrence Romeo's reign as the 3-point champion. Photo from PBA Images

Maverick Ahanmisi clinches back-to-back Obstacle Challenge trophy

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Ahanmisi finishes less than a second faster than Alex Cabagnot to retain his title

BACK-TO-BACK. Maverick Ahanmisi showed he still has the skills to pay the bills at PBA All-Star week. Photo from PBA Images

Mindanao PBA All-Stars, Gilas Pilipinas battle to a tie in Cagayan de Oro

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Matthew Wright of the Gilas side and Troy Rosario of the Mindanao side win co MVP honors

BATTLE TO A TIE. The Mindanao All-Stars and Gilas Pilipinas game ends up in a tie. Photo from PBA Images

LIST: 2017 PBA All-Star Week lineups

Mar 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM

UPDATED Check out the lineups and coaches for each All Star leg plus participants in the obstacle challenge 3 point shootout and slam dunk contest

North reigns supreme in PBA All-Star Game

Aug 07, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Alex Cabagnot is named All Star Game MVP after posting a game high 29 points with 5 rebounds and 3 assists

CHAMPS. The North All-Stars triumph once again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: PBA South and North All-Stars get down on the dance floor

Aug 07, 2016 - 8:36 PM

The South wins the PBA All Star dance off for the second straight year

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sick Calvin Abueva sits out PBA All-Star Game

Aug 07, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Abueva who was named an All Star for the fourth straight year has been confined for two days

SICK. Calvin Abueva sits out the PBA All-Star Game as he is confined in the hospital due to fever. Photo from PBA Images

Women ballers cherish PBA All-Star shot: ‘We can do what men do’

Aug 06, 2016 - 9:54 PM

For the first time the PBA is including a 5 on 5 women’s game in the All Star Weekend’s lineup of events

ALL-STARS. Camille Ramos (L) and Sarah Mercado represent for the women's 5-on-5 event in the 2016 PBA All-Star Weekend. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Scottie Thompson goes from fan in Davao to PBA All-Star

Aug 06, 2016 - 2:42 PM

Thompson the lone rookie in this year s All Star Game is excited to play alongside the basketball idols of his youth

ALL-STAR. Scottie Thompson is the only rookie in the 2016 PBA All-Star Game. Photo from PBA Images

Narvasa 'disappointed' with low PBA All-Star fan turnout

Aug 06, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Entire sections of Smart Araneta Coliseum were empty during day one of the PBA All Star weekend

EMPTY SEATS. Opening day of the PBA All-Star weekend was sparsely attended. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Pacquiao mum on ring return against Jessie Vargas

Aug 05, 2016 - 10:11 PM

Pacquiao who played at PBA All Star weekend says he s been busy with his Senate duties and hasn t had time to think about his boxing career

RING RETURN. Manny Pacquiao's "retirement" didn't last very long. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

WATCH: Manny Pacquiao shows off hoops skills on PBA All-Star Weekend

Aug 05, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Manny Pacquiao hits a 3 and a few layups in the Greats vs Stalwarts exhibition game