PBA: Beau and Nabong lead list of new challengers in Obstacle course
Paul Lintag on May 24, 2018 03:00 PM
"Siguro para maiba lang, makikita mo yung mga big men na nagdi-dribble, pumapasa, nagko court-to-court. Kaya tingin ko magiging masaya itong All-Star," --- Beau Belga.
BATANGAS CITY, Batangas --- This should be interesting.
Adapting the NBA Style, the Obstacle Challenge in the 2018 PBA All-Star Games will feature 12 big men in a competition that's usually reserved for guards.
Rain or Shine's Beau Belga leads the list of participants in this unique PBA Obstacle challenge and he's eager to see how he will do in the competition.
"Siguro para maiba lang, makikita mo yung mga big men na nagdi-dribble, pumapasa, nagko court-to-court. Kaya tingin ko magiging masaya itong All-Star," Belga said in a previous statement.
"Marunong naman akong mamasa, pero dribbling na zigzag, never ko pa na try. Nakaka pagdala ako ng bola ng straight lang, pero zigzag hindi pa,” he added.
Competing against Belga are Sonny Thoss, JP Erram, Kelly Nabong, Russel Escoto, Raymond Aguilar, Ken Bono, Doug Kramer, Yousef Taha, JP Erram, Aldrech Ramos, Gabby Espinas, and Asi Taulava.
Also a highlight in the main leg of this year's All-Star festivities is the Slam Dunk challenge where Chris Newsome will defend his title against former champion Rey Guevarra and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser.
Marion Magat, Renz Palma, Jackson Corpuz, and rookie Lervin Flores will also see action in the dunk contest.
The 2018 PBA All-Star Games are presented by Phoenix Fuel with Phoenix Pulse Technology and backed by Peak Sports Apparel, Molten, PBA Rush-Cignal, Nature's Spring, TAGHeuer, Gatorade, and Rain or Shine.
All side events are set for Friday at the Batangas City Sports Center here.
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