When Bacoor Strikers assistant coach and big man specialist Mark Andaya first saw current team center Lander Canon in practice, he had to ask head coach Aldrin Morante straightforwardly: “Lalaban ba ‘yan?”
It is no question that the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Invitational tournament currently being played at the Mall of Asia Arena is only one of the many plans lined up for the professional basketball league ever since the popular roast chicken food chain company took over its operations.
The Chooks-to-Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Invitational tournament being held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City became the first professional sports league in the country to re-open its doors to the general public after the COVID-19 pandemic.
For years with the San Beda Red Lions, Ryusei Koga flourished as a super sub while being mentored under the tutelage of all-time Red Lions greats like Baser Amer and Anjo Caram.
EMKAI-Rizal Xentro Mall veteran Kojack Melegrito couldn’t hold back his tears when asked about an emotional Facebook post he wrote prior to his Chooks-to-Go MPBL Invitational debut Sunday, December 12.
Whenever clubs try to lure the services of veteran point guard Ian Melencio, the playmaker always makes one simple consideration.
For a squad considered an underdog, at least on paper, there is no better way to introduce itself than by making a strong first impression.