PBA: Aces' Teng, Pascual agree with decision to ban 'Spider-Man Dunk'

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 21, 2019 06:11 PM
Aces' Teng, Pascual OK with decision to ban Spider-Man Dunk
The over-the-top slam, made famous by San Miguel's Arwind Santos, was recently given the axe by PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, citing the dangers of pulling off such a stunt.

Player safety over anything else.

That's how Alaska Aces Jeron Teng and Jake Pascual see the PBA's decision to ban the 'Spider-Man Dunk'.

 

The over-the-top slam, made famous by San Miguel's Arwind Santos, was recently given the axe by PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, citing the dangers of pulling off such a stunt.

In an interview with The Score, Teng said he believes the league is coming from the right place and is just looking out for its players.

"Dapat lang talaga [i-ban], siyempre, we're following FIBA rules and I don't think that's allowed in FIBA. One of the reasons na rin siguro is safety na rin," the former DLSU Green Archer said.

The PBA holds weekly out-of-town games to bring basketball closer to its fans in the provinces. While players are encouraged to put on a show, the 'Spider-Man Dunk', which entails the player to hang onto the rim and put both feet up to the backboard for a long period of time to look like the eponymous superhero, is where the line is drawn.

"Kay Arwind na rin pag du-munk siya,lalo na pag mga out of town games siyempre yung mga court dun, not as good as mga courts natin sa Manila," he said.

Likewise, Pascual agrees with the decision, claiming those kinds of unnecessary moves have no place in basketball.

"Bawal naman talaga yun. Kung hindi bawal, noon ko pa ginawa yun e," Pascual jokes. 

Turning serious, however, Pascual says "Sa rules nga, bawal talaga, siguro for satefy siguro pag may maapakan ka pwede ka mag hang muna or kung may tao sa baba pwede ka mag-hang. Pero yung ish-show mo lang yung ganung unnecessary move kung tawagin. Baka gayahin pa ng mga bata e."

Latest News