Thursday, May 2, 2013

2013 PBA All-Stars Update


The 2013 PBA All-Stars is set to take place on May 1 to 6, 2013 at Davao del Sur Coliseum in Digos City. Fans can expect a lot of activities and surprises during the entire duration of the all-star festivities, but the most anticipated event would have to be the matchup between the PBA All-Stars vs Smart Gilas Pilipinas, which will be staged during the final day of the All-Star event (May 5).

The All-Star game involving the Smart Gilas Pilipinas team is one of the activities being done by the team in preparation for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship that is going to be held in the country this August. Meanwhile, if you are interested to watch the All-Star game, here is the complete lineup of players competing during this game:

PBA All-Stars:

James Yap
Mark Caguioa
Calvin Abueva
Arwind Santos
Chris Ellis
Nino Canaleta
Alex Cabagnot
Jay Washington
Cyrus Baguio
JV Casio
Marcio Lassiter
Beau Belga

Smart Gilas Pilipinas:

LA Tenorio
Jimmy Alapag
Larry Fonacier
Ryan Reyes
Gary David
Gabe Norwood
Japeth Aguilar
Greg Slaughter
Jayson Castro
Jeff Chan
Jared Dillinger
Ranidel de Ocampo
Marc Pingris
JunMar Fajardo
Kelly Williams
Sonny Thoss
Marcus Douthit

In addition to the above matchup, another highly anticipated game involves the PBA Greats and PBA Stalwarts. This exhibition game involves a combination of former PBA players with some active players in the league. Hence, this is a treat for true blue PBA fans who'd like to see their former favorites strut their stuff on the court once again. This game will be held on May 3, still at Davao del Sur Coliseum in Digos City. The lineups are as follows:

PBA Greats:

Dondon Hontiveros
Mark Cardona
Mike Cortez
Josh Urbiztondo
Peter June Simon
Joe Devance
Noli Locsin
John Edel Cardel
Rodney Santos
Vince Hizon
Jerry Codinera
Bong Hawkins

PBA Stalwarts:

Ronjay Buenafe
Ronald Tubid
Chris Tiu
JC Intal
Sol Mercado
Jervey Cruz
Glenn Capacio
Dickie Bachmann
Kenneth Duremdes
Art dela Cruz
Topex Robinson
Benjie Paras

Three-Point Shootout

Another classic event at the upcoming All-Stars weekend in the PBA is the three-point shooting competition. Each team in the league will have a representative to compete for the three-point shootout competition. The following players will represent for their teams:

Nino Canaleta (Air 21)
JVee Casio (Alaska)
Marcio Lassiter (Petron)
Mark Macapagal (Barako Bull)
Willie Miller (GlobalPort)
Chris Tiu (Rain or Shine)
Josh Urbiztondo (Brgy. Ginebra)
James Yap (San Mig Coffee)


What is your most anticipated event in this year's All-Star games?

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_PBA_All-Star_Weekend

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