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Parks takes 'full responsibility' as TNT debut ends in loss

Nov 08, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Ray Parks says he needs to 'step into the plate and do better' as TNT succumbs to its second straight defeat

BIG ADDITION. Ray Parks says he just wants to fit in and help TNT win. Photo from PBA Images


Parks trade to TNT gets PBA thumbs up

Nov 03, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Ray Parks leaves a struggling Blackwater squad mired at the bottom and joins a TNT team tied for the top spot in the PBA Governors' Cup

NEW TEAM. Ray Parks leaves Blackwater after only two conferences. Photo from PBA Images


Parks' scoring dip not cause for worry, says Blackwater coach

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Ray Parks fails to breach the 20-point mark in back-to-back outings after averaging 27.3 points in his first 4 games in the PBA Governors' Cup

ALL-AROUND. Ray Parks has compensated for his drop in scoring by facilitating for his teammates. Photo from PBA Images


Parks, 2 other Pinoys make ABL all-time top 10 list

Oct 10, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Ray Parks, Leo Avenido, and Jerick Cañada boast storied careers in regional play to land on the list of ABL’s all-time best players

Ray Parks. Photo from ABL

Rookies Parks, Perez lead pack in Best Player race

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:35 PM

PBA newcomers make immediate impact as Ray Parks and CJ Perez top the statistical race

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK. Ray Parks and CJ Perez are slowly gaining star status in the PBA. Photos from PBA Images


Parks: Declining Gilas invite in respect of Blackwater, national team players

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Ray Parks denies that he turned down the offer to join Gilas Pilipinas' pool due to 'other priorities,' as what Yeng Guiao said

TOP PICK. Ray Parks has been tearing it up in the PBA for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Parks turned down invitation to join Gilas pool, says Guiao

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Ray Parks has donned the national colors in the past a myriad times, helping the Philippines win 3 SEA Games and 1 SEABA gold medals

ROOKIE VET. Ray Parks continues to put up impressive numbers in the PBA for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Parks not surprised by Blackwater turnaround

Jun 08, 2019 - 10:55 PM

From finishing the Philippine Cup at the cellar, the Elite have turned the tides by leading the pack in the Commissioner's Cup

GAME CHANGER. Ray Parks fuels Blackwater's resurgent run. Photo from PBA Images

Parks says Abueva apology should be directed at his girlfriend

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The Blackwater rookie clarifies that girlfriend Maika Rivera is not a racist

BE PROFESSIONAL. Ray Parks highlights the need to be a professional after girlfriend Maika Rivera and Calvin Abueva figured in an on-court incident. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix fines Abueva for incident with Parks' girlfriend

Jun 01, 2019 - 3:18 PM

While saying they 'stand and support' Abueva, the Fuel Masters said their star forward should have kept his cool

HEATED. Ray Parks blasts Calvin Abueva for disrespecting his girlfriend, actress Maika Rivera. Photo from PBA Images


Abueva says sorry to Parks, insists his girlfriend started incident

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:35 AM

The Phoenix forward says he was the first who got disrespected by Parks' girlfriend

BACK AT YOU. Calvin Abueva says he only returned the favor to Ray Parks' girlfriend, actress Maika Rivera. Photo from PBA's website


Abueva defends action towards Parks' girlfriend: 'Ako ba nauna?'

May 31, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Calvin Abueva allegedly motioned like he's jerking off to Parks' girlfriend, former tennis player and actress Maika Rivera

RETALIATE. Calvin Abueva says it is Maika Rivera – and not him – who started the incident. Photo from PBA Images


Parks says Abueva cursed, made obscene gestures towards his girlfriend

May 31, 2019 - 9:14 PM

The Blackwater rookie expects the Phoenix star to be fined and to issue an apology

CALLED OUT. Ray Parks says Calvin Abueva can do anything to him on the court, but not to his loved ones. Photo from PBA Images


Ray Parks says Blackwater 'for real' after unbeaten start

May 26, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Mired at the bottom last conference, the Elite get off to a hot start for a surprise early lead in the Commissioner's Cup

LIVING UP TO THE BILLING. Ray Parks has been tearing it up for the Blackwater Elite, averaging 23.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.3 steals in his first 3 PBA games. Photo from PBA Images


Parks takes spotlight in rousing win vs Ginebra: 'I love playing big games'

May 25, 2019 - 12:43 AM

The second overall pick shows up against the crowd darlings as Blackwater survives a second straight overtime game

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Ray Parks proves he is clutch for the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images


Ray Parks nabs historic 3rd straight ABL local MVP plum

May 05, 2019 - 5:10 PM

The Alab Pilipinas stalwart becomes the first and only player in the nine-year history of the regional league to win 3 MVP trophies

BATTLE-SCARRED. Ray Parks will enter the PBA having made history in the ABL. Photo from ABL

Ray Parks Jr signs rest-of-season contract with Blackwater

Apr 09, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Ray Parks is finally suiting up for the PBA!

FINALLY. Ray Parks can now focus on the PBA. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PBA-bound Ray Parks says farewell to Alab Pilipinas

Apr 06, 2019 - 10:42 PM

After wrapping up his three-year stint with Alab Pilipinas, Ray Parks gears up for his long-awaited PBA debut

MOVING FORWARD. Ray Parks looks to deliver the same stellar performances in the local pro league.  File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Parks might have made a difference for Blackwater, says Ramos

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:52 AM

The Elite end the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the bottom of the standings, winning only two of their 11 games

DIFFERENT LEAGUE. Ray Parks is still honoring his commitments to Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo from ABL


Ex-NBA D-Leaguer Ray Parks on Kai Sotto: 'Send him overseas ASAP'

Mar 13, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Ray Parks says Kai Sotto should jump on the opportunity after the 7-foot-2 high school star received offers from top-tier European teams

Birthday boy Ray Parks thanks injury layoff for newfound streak

Feb 19, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Ray Parks just needed a breather before flashing his two-time local MVP form

BACK IN FORM. Ray Parks regains aggression just in time for playoff-bound Alab Pilipinas.  Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Returning Ray Parks drops 23 in Alab Pilipinas win vs Saigon

Feb 03, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Ray Parks impresses in his return from a three-game injury layoff with 23 points and 7 assists

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ray Parks: Henry Sy touched everybody’s lives

Jan 21, 2019 - 4:07 PM

'He’s definitely a father figure to me, he’s helped not only me but my whole family,' says Ray Parks

'FATHER FIGURE'. Ray Parks Jr commemorates all the good deeds of Henry Sy to his family. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ray Parks' Blackwater status still up in air

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:40 AM

The No. 2 overall pick intends to finish his stint with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League and has not signed the max PBA rookie contract offered by the Elite

TITLE-RETENTION. Ray Parks and Alab Pilipinas are determined to defend the ASEAN Basketball League title they won in 2018. Photo from ABL


Ray Parks Jr stays focused on Alab amid PBA trade reports

Dec 23, 2018 - 10:23 AM

'I’ll just deal with the cards dealt and go from there. But as of now, I’m focused on my stint with Alab,' says Ray Parks Jr

FOCUSED. Bobby Ray Parks Jr is rumored to be part of a three-team trade, but he is just happy with the Alab win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Blackwater ready to give Parks max rookie contract amid trade rumors

Dec 18, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Elite governor Silliman Sy, on the other hand, confirms that team has let go of star center Poy Erram and Paul Zamar

ROOKIE-VET. Considering his experience playing overseas, Ray Parks is expected to make a splash in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


CJ Perez to Columbian as No. 1 pick in PBA Rookie Draft 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - 5:26 PM

(UPDATED) The former Lyceum Pirate edges Ray Parks and Robert Bolick for the top draft selection

BIG EXPECTATIONS. Columbian seeks to get out of the cellar its has dwelled in for years with CJ Perez on board. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Ray Parks to skip PBA Draft ceremony for Alab game

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:22 PM

A consensus top 3 pick, the 25-year-old has decided to fly to Indonesia and suit up for Alab Pilipinas in its Asean Basketball League game this Sunday

DELAYED DEBUT. Ray Parks will likely see action in the PBA in May or June next year. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ray Parks enters PBA like a vet: 'I don't really consider myself a rookie'

Dec 12, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Finishing his collegiate career in 2013, the 25-year-old has already experienced playing professionally in multiple parts of the globe

TOP PICK. Ray Parks is expected to land in the top 3 of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo from PBA Images



Ray Parks stays committed to Alab, will miss PBA Philippine Cup

Dec 10, 2018 - 5:39 PM

The top PBA draft prospect wants to help Alab complete its title-retention bid in the ASEAN Basketball League

WAITING GAME. Ray Park's PBA debut will have to be delayed for a few more months. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Parks, Perez, Bolick headline 2018 PBA Rookie Draft

Dec 10, 2018 - 5:26 PM

There will be 48 players hoping to get picked by the 12 PBA teams this year

TOP 3. CJ Perez, Robert Bolick and Ray Parks (left to right) are expected to jostle at the top of the draft. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler (Perez and Bolick) and Michael Gatpandan (Parks)


Ray Parks finally joins PBA draft

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The 25-year-old guard is a consensus top 3 pick together with collegiate stars CJ Perez of the Lyceum Pirates and Robert Bolick of the San Beda Red Lions

MORE THAN A ROOKIE. Ray Parks enters the PBA draft with a chock-full of experience. File photo by ABL


What is Columbian looking for in its top PBA draft pick?

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:08 PM

Dyip head coach Johnedel Cardel bares he already has someone in mind for the No. 1 pick

SUPER ROOKIES. CJ Perez, Robert Bolick and Ray Parks (left to right) are touted to battle for the Top 3 spots in the upcoming PBA draft. File photos by Josh Albelda


Seeing homegrown Filipino player in NBA 'just a matter of time'

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:04 PM

NBA Asia managing director Scott Levy believes a full-blooded Filipino is bound for the NBA soon

HIGH HOPES. Seven-foot-one wunderkind Kai Sotto is touted to become the first homegrown Filipino player in the NBA. File photo from FIBA


MPBL week 4: Parks gets top player nod, Xian Lim debuts

Jul 13, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The former National University standout earns another Player of the Week honor for his triple-double effort

SIZZLING. Ray Parks comes up with another big week. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MPBL: Parks flirts with quadruple-double

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Ray Parks puts on another show as actor Xiam Lim also debuts in Mandaluyong’s 43-point rout of Pasig

ALL-AROUND. Mandaluyong's Ray Parks finishes just 3 steals  short from a quadruple-double outing. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MPBL week 2: Parks sets league record, Cardona restarts with San Juan

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Bobby Ray Parks Jr recovers from a messy opening day outing with a record-breaking performance, while Mac Cardona returns to the hardwood after a one-year hiatus

COMEBACK. Mar Cardona returns to the hardwood with the San Juan Knights. Photo by JR Isaga

Parks dishes out MPBL record 15 assists

Jun 23, 2018 - 9:41 PM

A more focused Ray Parks powers Mandaluyong El Tigre to their first victory

BOUNCE BACK. Ray Parks recovers from a frustrating first game with a double-double of 13 points and 15 assists.

MPBL warns Parks: Repeat offense may lead to severe sanction

Jun 16, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes issues Ray Parks a memo for his disparaging statements on the fledgling basketball league

WARNING. The MPBL reminds newcomer Ray Parks to abide by the league rules and regulations. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'They don’t want me in this league,' says Ray Parks after MPBL debut

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Foul troubles hamper the two-time Asean Basketball League MVP's first game with Mandaluyong El Tigre

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Amid the controversies, Ray Parks says he's taking everything as a challenge. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Local or Fil-Am? MPBL to check Ray Parks' documents

May 17, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The planned jump of ABL Most Valuable Player to the MPBL remains uncertain as the fledgling league strictly enforces new rule on Filipino-foreigners

HOMEGROWN. Ray Parks says it's the first time he's considered an American in his  home country. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

From ABL to MPBL: Ray Parks says PBA stint still up in the air

May 10, 2018 - 10:14 PM

The former National University stalwart, along with 3 Alab players, are set to see action with Mandaluyong in the MPBL

HIGH FLYER. Ray Parks finds success almost everywhere he goes. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

'Trust me, it’s not over yet,' Balkman says as Alab targets bounce-back win

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The former NBA player wins ABL Defensive Player of the Year, but his team fails to defend home court

BIG THREE. Renaldo Balkman, Justin Brownlee, and Ray Parks vow to lead Alab Pilipinas to a road win. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Parks nabs 2nd straight ABL Local MVP, Balkman nets Defensive Player honor

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:29 PM

Sensational all season, Bobby Ray Parks Jr posts averages of 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists for Alab Pilipinas

CAPTAIN. Bobby Ray Parks Jr. embraces his leadership role. File photo from ABL Facebook page

Brownlee drops 46, ties Balkman's scoring record in Alab's Game 1 win

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:01 PM

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas slips past Thailand's Mono Vampire to take a 1-0 lead in the ABL title series

SCORING MACHINE. Justin Brownlee teams up with Renaldo Balkman for 87 points. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Despite historic ABL win, coach Jimmy Alapag thinks Alab still 'far from sharp'

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Discontented coach Jimmy Alapag looks to do “a lot of homework” for Game 2 despite San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' groundbreaking victory over Saigon Heat in quarterfinals of ASEAN Basketball League

MY FAULT. Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag faults himself for what he thinks was a lackluster game despite their victory over Saigon Heat in Game 1 of the ABL quarterfinals. File photo

Alab Pilipinas wrecks CLS Knights by 38, clinches 3rd seed in ABL

Mar 25, 2018 - 10:40 PM

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas ends elimination round with a 14-6 win-loss record and a chance for an outright semis berth in the Asean Basketball League

ABL Alab vs Knights March 25 2018. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Parks deems Alab loss a 'blessing in disguise', clamors for support to local players

Jan 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'Finally, I mean it’s just giving about what the team needs'

SUPPORT LOCAL. Bobby Ray Parks Jr. calls everyone to appreciate the entirety of the Alab Pilipinas team. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League

Amid Marawi crisis, Gilas to give PH something to cheer for at SEA Games

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:56 PM

More than victories and prestige the national team will endeavor to unite the country amid the ongoing Marawi crisis

FOR MARAWI. Ray Parks says these Gilas Pilipinas games at the Southeast Asian Games are needed to bring positivity back to the Philippines in light of the Marawi crisis. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Paras, Parks, Ravena lead Gilas lineup for 2017 SEA Games

Jun 28, 2017 - 2:45 PM

This year s regional meet will happen from August 19 to 30

SEA GAMES-BOUND. Ray Parks, along with the likes of Kobe Paras and Kiefer Ravena, will represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games. Parks is seen here during his Gilas Pilipinas stint in the 2016 FIBA OQT. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler