Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

No MVP, Rookie of the Year, Mythical Team for PBA Bubble season


There would be no Most Valuable Player award for the PBA Bubble.

That’s what the league’s board of governors has agreed upon in their meeting Thursday, and will instead hand out a Best Player of the Conference award for the most deserving performer of the 2020 season.

“Napagkasunduan ng lahat ng board, Best Player of the Conference [ang ibibigay],” Commissioner Willie Marcial said.

With this, June Mar Fajardo’s six-year reign as PBA MVP remains alive. He’s been on the throne since 2014 and he may even stretch his dominance next season, where he’s expected to return fully healed from his leg injury.

The 6-foot-10 Cebuano star skipped the 45th season to focus on his recovery from the said injury he incurred earlier this year.

So far, players such as TNT’s 1-2 punch of Ray Parks and Roger Pogoy, Phoenix Super LPG’s leaders in Calvin Abueva and Matthew Wright, and Ginebra’s Stanley Pringle are in the conversation for the top honors.

According to Marcial, the board decided to do away with the traditional awards and instead give out special once since this, after all, is a special season.

“Sabi nila, gawin nating special talaga,” the amiable executive said.

Special naman talaga yung bubble na yan.”

Other special awards to be given are the Outstanding Rookie, and the Special Team which is practically the Mythical Team of the Philippine Cup.

The Samboy Lim Sportsmanship Award and the Most Improved Player plum have been retained, however, according to Marcial.

The league is also looking at the possibility of honoring some of the league’s employees for their sacrifices in the bubble, said Marcial. A special awards night may also be held tentatively in January.

#ReadMore  Roger Pogoy credits Terrence Jones for career game
Written By

Oftentimes on the sidelines. Forever a student of the game. Morayta-bred.

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

3x3 Basketball

No postgame handshake took place at the end of Platinum Karaoke’s 21-17 win over Sista in Leg 4 of the PBA 3×3, Saturday at...

News

LIPA CITY, BATANGAS — Dasmarinas defied the odds, stunning the powerhouse Go for Gold-Air Force in four sets, 19-25, 26-24, 25-18, 25-17 to win...

Basketball

Paranaque showed no remorse in Game One of the best-of-three Pia Cayetano-Women’s National Basketball League-Pilipinas, taking a dominant 60-53 wire-to-wire win over Taguig, Saturday...

3x3 Basketball

Roider Cabrera successfully underwent angioplasty last Thursday, according to the latest update regarding the Terrafirma 3×3 player. A broadcast report during PBA 3×3 Leg...

News

LIPA CITY, BATANGAS — VNS secured the bronze medal after sweeping Global Remit 25-21, 25-22, 25-20 in the PNVF Champions League battle for third,...

3x3 Basketball

Pool A’s Uratex Tibay and Pool B’s Uratex Dream won all of their assignments on Day 1 of the WNBL 3×3 first leg at...

Basketball

PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — Michole Sorela was cold-blooded in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Challenge on Friday. The 6-foot-4 sweet-shooting big...

Basketball

Youth-driven teams Meralco and Rain or Shine engaged in a trade that saw the two exchange up-and-coming guards in a straight-up swap. The Bolts...

Advertisement