Nabong fined for flagrant foul on Newsome

Delfin Dioquino
Nabong fined for flagrant foul on Newsome
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial warns that he will suspend Kelly Nabong should he repeat the same antics

MANILA, Philippines – Kelly Nabong was slapped a P30,000 fine by the PBA for his hard foul on Chris Newsome in the Governors’ Cup duel between San Miguel and Meralco on Sunday, October 27. 

Nabong was assessed a flagrant foul penalty 1 for appearing to have undercut Newsome, who was driving hard to the basket after getting past Von Pessumal, with a shade under 8 minutes remaining. 

An ejection followed for Nabong as he and Raymond Almazan figured in a word war, earning them both technical fouls. 

Without Nabong, Meralco breezed through the 125-99 victory to hand San Miguel its third loss in the last 4 games. 

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial warned that he will suspend Nabong should he repeat the same antics and will mete out a heftier fine. –


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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.