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Play of the Week: Rico Maierhofer hits Mark Cruz with the ball

Play of the Week: Rico Maierhofer (GlobalPort Batang Pier) hits Mark Cruz (Star Hotshots) with the ball then made the fastbreak layup. No call was made. Do you think it was intentional or Maierhofer just lost control of the ball?

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Shoe Incidents in the NBA

We look at similar cases of a shoe getting removed and being used while in play just like what happened to Rico Maierhofer in the “Shoe-palpal” incident. Watch Rico Maierhofer Shoe Block Video

Marc Gasol using his shoe to swipe the ball:

Current MVP Stephen Curry trying to toss his teammate Marreese Speights shoe so he wouldn’t step on it but Tyson Chandler swiped it away:

Rico Maierhofer Shoe Block Video

Update: Rico Maierhofer fined P20,000

Rico Maierhofer tried to block the shot of Gabby Espinas using his shoe in the San Miguel Beer vs Barako Bull game earlier. Referees did not stop he play as Rico Maierhofer lost his shoe during offense and carried it on defense and tried to use it to block a shot.

Watch Rico Maierhofer Shoe Block Video

Read statement by PBA Commissioner Chito Salud
“Present game rules are broad enough to cover the act of Rico Maierhofer. While not among those acts specifically prohibited by existing rules, said act can be considered to be in breach of the general conduct of games. Hence, it can be classified as a technical foul for using a foreign object as an aid in performing an offensive or defensive move.

More importantly, it is viewed by this Office as blatant misconduct that disrespects/mocks the game and unprofessional in nature. Mr. Maierhofer is hereby fined the amount of twenty thousand pesos (P 20,000.00)”

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PBA Trades: San Miguel Beermen acquires Sol Mercado and Rico Maierhofer


San Miguel Beermen (Former Petron Blaze Boosters) trades Alex Cabagnot to GlobalPort in exchange for Sol Mercado and also acquired Rico Maierhofer from Barako Bull.


Approved PBA Trades on February 18, 2014