Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Meet the new Barangay Ginebra Import

Barangay Ginebra is tapping the services of an import with an interesting story – Awvee Storey.

Storey, an NBA veteran, has had quite a tumultuous career. He was a former teammate of Gilbert Arenas with the Washington Wizards where they played together in 2006. During the Memorial Day weekend of the same year, he and Arenas were arrested and charged for disobeying the police at Miami Beach.

Charges were dropped after the 6-foot-6 Storey donated $250 for charity.

As a player of the Dakota Wizards in the NBA Developmental League, Storey punched teammate Martynas Andriuškevičius in the head during practice.

Andriuškevičius fractured skull, and suffered from severe concussion and a bruise after the incident. He didn’t file any charges against Storey but the league suspended him and Dakota terminated his contract later.

But Storey has great basketball sense. He was one of Pac-10’s top rebounders while playing for University of Illinois and posted 16 double-double performances in his 85-game NCAA career.

During the 2007-08 NBA season while playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, Storey averaged 3.5 points and 2.1 rebounds.

Source: GMANews.TV

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pacquaio vs Clottey: A Podcast with Quinito Henson

I enjoy watching basketball games and boxing matches on TV especially if the commentators guiding the viewers offers great information, sidelights and trivia aside from the blow-by-blow account on hand.

One of the those people behind the mic during special sporting events who i really admire is "The Dean" Quinito Henson. Any Pinoy sports buff knows this man and his great approach in sports coverage.

That's why it was really a blast when I was chosen as one of the five boxing fans who joined him in his podcast primer of the upcoming Pacquaio-Clottey match in Texas on March 14 (the same day my son Charles Anthony will celebrate his first birthday).

The podcast which was recorded in a studio in Manila will be accessible via starting on Monday, March 8. It was such a great experience sharing my thoughts about the fight with Mr. Henson. I felt a little starstruck at first but he is accommodating and friendly in person and even shared his thoughts on other sports topics prior to our recording session.

The Dean also mentioned us (the lucky podcasters) in his regular column Sporting Chance in Philippine Star today (March 4).

What made the occasion more fun is when Quinot raffled some prizes to us. I was the first one to be picked and got an Ala Gym Shirt. The other two guys also got shirts with other brands while the top two winners took home a basketball and a wristwatch courtesy of his generosity. through Dino Maragay, Vernadette Joven and Jhon Richard Miguel also gave us a cool prizes each.

I hope my fearless forecast on the fight would come true so Pinoys around the world will have another reason to celebrate!