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Tenorio on staredown with Jones: 'I'm his favorite'

Jul 30, 2019 - 11:51 PM

The 5-foot-9 LA Tenorio stands his ground against the 6-foot-9 Terrence Jones after bumping into each other in Game 3 of the Ginebra-TNT semifinals

STILL ALIVE. LA Tenorio gets the last laugh on Terrence Jones as Ginebra prevents TNT from a sweep. Photo from PBA Images

LA Tenorio admits hitting Terrence Jones, but says he didn't start it

Jun 13, 2019 - 12:27 AM

The Barangay Ginebra guard and TNT import exchange hits in a string of plays

PHYSICAL BATTLE. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra fall prey to Terrence Jones and TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia has discovered formula to beat Ginebra, admits Tenorio

Apr 11, 2019 - 12:10 AM

The Gin Kings crash out of the playoffs at the hands of the Hotshots for the second straight conference

TABLES TURNED. LA Tenorio says it is Ginebra's turn to figure out how to outlast Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Patrimonio passes Iron Man torch to Tenorio

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The Barangay Ginebra guard breaks the PBA legend's long-standing record of most consecutive games played

MUTUAL RESPECT. Alvin Patrimonio (right) salutes LA Patrimonio for his feat. Photos from PBA Images (Tenorio) and Rappler Talk (Patrimonio)

Rest far from Tenorio's mind even after seizing PBA Iron Man crown

Mar 18, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The Barangay Ginebra veteran considers breaking Alvin Patrimonio's long-standing record of most consecutive games played a 'miracle'

PUSHING THE LIMIT. LA Tenorio says he will play as long as he can. Photo from PBA Images

Tenorio a game away from PBA's Iron Man crown

Mar 11, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The Ginebra veteran has not missed a game since he was drafted in 2006 and could eclipse legend Alvin Patrimonio for most consecutive games played in the pro league

IRON MAN. LA Tenorio says there is no secret to his longevity other than knowing what works for his body. Photo from PBA Images

LA Tenorio adds ‘Letran assistant coach’ to long list of duties

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:54 PM

'It’s fun and very exciting to teach college players. They’re really listening,' says Ginebra star and new Letran deputy LA Tenorio

NEW ROLE. LA Tenorio (right) may have joined the Letran coaching staff, but the PBA veteran says playing for Ginebra is still his priority. Photo from Letran’s Facebook page

LA Tenorio: This is the best Philippine team pool

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:37 PM

'I think this lineup is very versatile. We can play small and quick, we can play big,' says Tenorio, who was surprised to get a national team call-up

RETURN. LA Tenorio returns to the national team after four years. Photo courtesy of PBA media group

LA Tenorio all praise for red-hot Brownlee

Jul 28, 2018 - 9:22 AM

The Barangay Ginebra point guard says Justin Brownlee is the best import he's ever played with in the PBA

UNSTOPPABLE. Justin Brownlee powers Barangay Ginebra to a rousing 127-99 romp of the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Nervous' LA Tenorio thankful for debut as NCAA analyst

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The former Ateneo Blue Eagle also inspires San Beda star Robert Bolick who reaches a new career high

SOMETHING NEW. LA Tenorio shows his talents on a different side of the court as a basketball analyst. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LA Tenorio hopes Ginebra continues peaking as semis looms

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:02 PM

The Gin Kings are riding on a blistering 7-game winning streak after sweeping the Meralco Bolts in their best-of-3 quarterfinals series

DIFFERENT RESULT. LA Tenorio hopes their quest for a finals berth in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup will not be the same as last year. File photo from PBA Images

LA Tenorio thrilled to see another Pinoy-inspired LeBron shoe

Jun 10, 2018 - 6:26 PM

The PBA star says it's a big deal to have someone like LeBron James give a nod to Filipinos' on-court toughness

AGIMAT. LA Tenorio gives the LeBron Soldier 12 'Agimat' a try as the head coach of the winning squad in the media trialing hosted by Nike last June 7. Photo from Nike

Tenorio yearns for Ginebra payback in semis clash vs San Miguel

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Barangay Ginebra star LA Tenorio says they had a chance to win in the All-Filipino finals last year against San Miguel but ran out of steam

NECK-AND-NECK. LA Tenorio believes Barangay Ginebra can go toe-to-toe with the San Miguel Beermen in their best-of-7 semifinals series. File photo by PBA Images

LA Tenorio makes history again with 56 minutes played

Mar 03, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Barangay Ginebra star point guard LA Tenorio is also closing in on another record after he played his 543rd consecutive game

HISTORIC. LA Tenorio keeps on breaking feats in PBA's rich history. Photo by PBA Images

Barangay Ginebra now in 'playoff mentality,' says LA Tenorio

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:27 PM

'When you’re in the playoffs, you can’t afford to make mistakes or let go of one possession,' says Barangay Ginebra's LA Tenorio

FINAL PUSH. LA Tenorio says Barangay Ginebra cannot afford to make mistakes in their remaining games. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra's stunning loss to Blackwater was a much-needed wakeup call, says Tenorio

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Ginebra guard LA Tenorio says it's time to start playing like underdogs and not like a team that recently won a title

CONSOLATION. LA Tenorio says the team must learn its lesson about playing with more urgency following their loss to the Blackwater Elite. Photo by PBA Images

LA Tenorio now 15th in PBA's all-time assist leaders

Jan 08, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Tenorio believes he can crack the top 10 if he remains healthy

HELPING HAND. To some, being the 15th all-time assists leader in the PBA is proof of a player’s passing ability. To LA Tenorio, it is simply a sign that he’s been around a long time. Photo by PBA Images

LA Tenorio lookalike meets his PBA idol at Christmas Clasico

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:25 PM

Bohol native Lando Bago gets requests from people to take photos because of his resemblance to the Ginebra point guard

KALOKALIKE. Lando Bago had his Christmas wish come true when he met his celebrity lookalike LA Tenorio. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Ginebra thwarts Magnolia on Christmas Day behind Slaughter's double-double

Dec 25, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Greg Slaughter has 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Ginebra

CHRISTMAS WIN. Santa Claus had a win in his sack for the Gin Kings on this Christmas clash while Magnolia remains winless at the Philippine Arena. Photo from PBA Images

Finals MVP Tenorio dedicates Govs' Cup title to Helterbrand

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Tenorio says Helterbrand plus Caguioa and Sol Mercardo pushed him to step up when the team needed it

GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING. LA Tenorio helped give Jayjay Helterbrand the best retirement gift: one last championship. Photo by PBA Images

Tenorio played 40 minutes with a hurt elbow in Game 5 win: ‘This is the championship’

Oct 22, 2017 - 10:47 PM

LA Tenorio continues to play while hurt, saying he can rest and recover once the finals are over

NEVER SAY DIE. LA Tenorio bounced back from a scoreless Game 4 with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in a Game 5 win. Photo by PBA Images

Cone not surprised that LA Tenorio delivered in clutch time again

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Tenorio's success in the postseason has him wondering if he really needs the elbow surgery he has planned for the off-season

CLUTCH. With the game on the line, LA Tenorio delivered once again, scoring 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra takes semis opener against TNT in blowout fashion

Oct 02, 2017 - 10:16 PM

After destroying the San Miguel Beermen in the quarterfinals, Ginebra has now won back-to-back games by at least 20 points

BLOWOUT. Ginebra takes Game 1 over TNT in demoralizing fashion. Photo by PBA Images

Tenorio surprised by scuffle but still respects Romeo

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Emotions run high between guards LA Tenorio and Terrence Romeo during Ginebra s quarterfinals win over GlobalPort

SCUFFLE. Tensions rise between guards LA Tenorio and Terrence Romeo during the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images

Tenorio dominates as Ginebra enters playoffs

Jan 29, 2017 - 9:08 PM

Tenorio records 30 points and 9 rebounds to help Ginebra clinch a quarterfinals berth

Tenorio sees San Miguel loss as a positive sign for Ginebra

Jan 09, 2017 - 9:00 AM

LA Tenorio acknowledges the team s offensive struggles but lauds their defensive effort in a losing cause

POSITIVE SIGN. LA Tenorio sees Ginebra's defensive effort, particularly in limiting 3-time reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo to 11 points, as something to feel positive about despite losing to San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Tenorio on Romeo torching Ginebra: 'It's hard to stop a scorer in rhythm'

Dec 13, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Terrence Romeo fires a season high 35 points as Ginebra fails to contain him in a Globalport win

SCORER. Terrence Romeo torches Barangay Ginebra with 35 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LA Tenorio rises above the criticism, hopes for Ginebra dynasty

Oct 21, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Tenorio and Ginebra overcome the criticism but the Finals MVP is aware that the fight for respect won t end here

Cone: Tenorio can still be most impactful player without scoring

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Without scoring the 32 year old Tenorio contributes 3 rebounds 4 assists and one steal in over 31 minutes of play

IMPACTFUL. LA Tenorio (L), though scoreless, works to defend Alex Cabagnot during game 1 of the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra eyes more open practice days for fans

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The PBA team is planning to have open practice days at least once a conference or once every couple of months

TIME FOR FANS. Ginebra stars Jayjay Helterbrand and Mark Caguioa meet fans, granting autograph and photo opportunities. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Strict but fatherly: Gilas players on Baldwin’s mentorship

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:23 PM

What is it like to be coached by Tab Baldwin?

MENTOR. Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin (R) instructs Jayson Castro at practice. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Tenorio excited for chance to get back at Iran

Jun 05, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The spitfire point guard wasn’t part of the FIBA Asia roster last year that beat the Iranians

Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

After absence, Tenorio savors new chance with Gilas Pilipinas

Jun 03, 2016 - 12:00 PM

LA Tenorio brings his vast international experience to the Gilas pool preparing for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

NEW OPPORTUNITY. LA Tenorio is enjoying being back with national team Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Czar Dancel/Rappler

Cavs or Warriors? Gilas coaches, players make #NBAFinals predictions

Jun 02, 2016 - 1:18 PM

Which Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach picked the Cavs in a bet? Which side are the players taking in the upcoming NBA Finals?

REMATCH. The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet in the NBA Finals for the second straight year. File Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

Tenorio plays the hero again as Ginebra clips Phoenix in Panabo

Mar 19, 2016 - 7:41 PM

LA Tenorio buries a game clinching jumper with 1 2 seconds remaining to earn Ginebra the win

KING ME. LA Tenorio delivers the Gin Kings to victory once again. Photo by PBA Images

Energized Ginebra rolls over Mahindra

Mar 02, 2016 - 9:44 PM

Ginebra which opened the contest with an 11 0 lead and never looked back is now riding a 3 game win streak after a 0 2 start to the conference

NEAR TRIPLE-DOUBLE. LA Tenorio comes up energized once again for Barangay Ginebra and flirts with a triple-double. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra’s character win vs Star a good sign – Tenorio

Feb 29, 2016 - 7:16 PM

I hope every game we realize how important those kinds of games are for us to build the character of the whole team says Barangay Ginebra guard LA Tenorio

GOOD SIGN. Barangay Ginebra's thrilling win over rival Star is seen as a good sign of improved character. Big man Greg Slaughter is seen in this photo slamming the ball home in an aggressive first half for the Gin kings. Photo courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Ginebra-Globalport PBA quarterfinals game marred by controversial end

Dec 27, 2015 - 9:16 PM

Boos rained down on the celebrations of Globalport as Tim Cone pleaded with the referees for a 5 second ball hogging violation call

CONTROVERSY. Globalport earned its first ever semifinals seat, but not without controversy. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Globalport knocks out Ginebra in OT for first-ever semifinals seat

Dec 27, 2015 - 7:29 PM

Globalport will face the Alaska Aces in the semifinals after outlasting Ginebra in an overtime thriller

GLOBAL WARMING. Terrence Romeo of Globalport shoots over Ginebra's Japeth Aguilar. The Batang Pier clinched their first ever semis seat with the victory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Ginebra vs GlobalPort - Philippine Cup quarterfinals

Dec 27, 2015 - 4:02 PM

It s winner take all when Ginebra and Globalport meet in a sudden death quarterfinal showdown

WATCH: LA Tenorio hits 'Christmas Miracle' 3 as Ginebra beats Star

Dec 25, 2015 - 10:28 PM

LA Tenorio shows his Never Say Die spirit just when Ginebra needs it

NSD. LA Tenorio showed he's 'Never Say Die' to the core. File photo by PBA Images

Ellis on Ginebra woes: 'We're gonna keep fighting'

Nov 17, 2015 - 2:44 PM

A sense of urgency is expected from Ginebra as it looks to break its spell against winless Meralco on Tuesday November 17 in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup

THE FIGHT GOES ON. Chris Ellis gives assurances Barangay Ginebra will trudge on despite its struggles early in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Gilas Pilipinas settles for 9 players in 2nd practice

Nov 17, 2015 - 4:28 AM

Greg Slaughter June Mar Fajardo Marc Pingris LA Tenorio Japeth Aguilar Jeff Chan and Ian Sangalang sit out Gilas Pilipinas second practice session

9 PLAYERS. Gilas Pilipinas practices with only 9 players – including reserve Moala Tautuaa – on Monday, November 16. Seen in the photo are some players such as Greg Slaughter (red shirt) in street clothes listening in to the huddle. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

PBA names Olympic Qualifier Gilas player pool, pledges full support

Oct 14, 2015 - 3:37 PM

The PBA will adjust the schedule of the Governors Cup in efforts to fully support Gilas Pilipinas as it chases a slot at the 2016 Summer Olympics

SUPPORT. The PBA has vowed its full support to Gilas Pilipinas as they attempt to make the 2016 Rio Olympics. File 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

Tenorio, Fajardo, Pingris still welcome in Gilas pool, for now

Aug 04, 2015 - 6:56 PM

The door for the Gilas Pilipinas pool is open but not for long

DOOR STILL OPEN. The Gilas door is still open for (from left to right) LA Tenorio, June Mar Fajardo, Marc Pingris. Photos from

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

Tenorio taking leave of absence from Gilas Pilipinas

Jul 28, 2015 - 1:10 PM

Veteran point guard LA Tenorio says he wants to be fair to both Gilas Pilipinas and Barangay Ginebra by taking a much needed rest to regain his old form

OUT. LA Tenorio is taking a leave of absence from Gilas Pilipinas, opting to rest after almost 4 years of non-stop playing. Here he is seen in action against Puerto Rico during the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Photo from

New Ginebra coach Cone says team ‘unbalanced at this point’

Jul 23, 2015 - 10:38 PM

Cone says the Triangle Offense will benefit Ginebra s Twin Towers combination of Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter

NEW CHALLENGE. Tim Cone will try to balance a roster that has an overabundance of guards and two of the most talented big men in the league. Image of Tim Cone taken from Facebook

WATCH: Ginebra coach Frankie Lim fined, suspended for hitting Abueva

Jun 30, 2015 - 4:46 PM

Lim was punished for hitting Alaska Aces forward Calvin Abueva according to the PBA