MANILA, Philippines – Filipino fight king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao showed that he can excel in other sports as well when he took on legends of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in a basketball “friendship game” last Saturday in Alabel, Sarangani.
Pacquiao led his basketball team, the MP Warriors, against a team of PBA legends, inculding Alvin Patrimonio, Benjie Paras, Jerry Codiñera, Jojo Lastimosa and Johnny Abarrientos.
Basketball fans in Alabel, Sarangani welcomed the PBA veterans, who were also there to unveil a new basketball court for Barangay Poblacion.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao said he supported the project because the PBA stars were among his basketball idols. -- Report from Anne Santos, ABS-CBN News General Santos