According to Coach Chot Reyes, Larry Fonacier made a request to pull out of the Gilas Pilipinas Pool due to a foot and back injury. Get well Larry Fonacier (@findingheaven12)!
This opens up a slot in the Gilas Pilipinas Final Roster for the FIBA World Cup in Spain, Who do you think should replace Larry Fonacier? Paul Lee, Jared Dillinger, Jay Washington or Beau Belga?
Read Tweet by Coach Chot Reyes (@coachot)
Statement released by the NBA about The Last Home Stand All-Star Charity Event
“Under the terms of the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, players are allowed to participate in offseason basketball games or exhibitions when requirements for those events are met, including ensuring that appropriate safeguards be in place, and the promoter seeks the proper exemptions from the NBA and the player’s team. The promoter of this proposed event, East-West Private LLC, was informed of this process several months ago but did not take the required steps. Filipinos are among the most passionate basketball fans in the world and we are committed to bringing them more access to our game and supporting the ongoing Typhoon Haiyan rehabilitation efforts.”
Statements by Manny V Pangilinan in his Twitter Account (@iammvp)
Just issued our apologies and offer to refund. Very disappointed ourselves. But we're accountable for event and to our basketball fans.
— Manny V. Pangilinan (@iamMVP) July 22, 2014
Gilas Pilipinas Player Selfies from the Instagram Accounts of Jared Dillinger, LA Tenorio, Jay Washington and Paul Lee.
No Blake Griffin, No Paul George, No Exhibition Game!
Last Home Stand Day 2 Cancelled! All Tickets will be refunded!
Last Home Stand Ticket Refund Details:
Danny Ildefonso was picked No. 1 by Blackwater Sports in the PBA Dispersal Draft while Reil Cervantes was chosen No. 2 by KIA Motors.
PBA Dispersal Draft Results
1. Danny Ildefonso
2. Alex Nuyles
3. JR Cawaling
4. Eddie Laure
5. Bryan Faundo
6. JP Erram
7. Paul Artadi
Before heading to Spain for the FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas will face Fibr NBA All-Stars in one epic occasion deemed as the biggest basketball charity event in the Philippines – PLDT’s Last Home Stand.
After winning 3rd place in FIBA Asia Cup, the Philippine National Basketball Team is back to do 2 exhibition games with 12 NBA Superstars including Blake Griffin, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Damian Lillard and more along with coach John Lucas at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 22 – 23, 2014.
Some of the NBA stars for the Gilas Last Home Stand made an appearance at the press conference at the NBA Cafe in SM Aura.
NBA Players Damian Lillard, Brandon Jennings, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Kyle Lowry, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Coach John Lucas (will be called Fibr All-Stars) who will be playing in The Last Home Stand All-Star Charity Event made an appearance in Eat Bulaga TV Show in GMA 7.
Also playing in Gilas Last Home Stand on July 22 and 23, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Blake Griffin, Paul George, Ed Davis, Nick Johnson and Tyson Chandler. Buy your Tickets now at ticketnet.com.ph