Pacquiao makes pro basketball debut in Philippine league
By Eli Pangilinan
Pound for Pound Champion Rep. Manny Pacquiao made his pro basketball debut on Sunday in the Philippine Basketball Association, finishing with an unspectacular line of two turnovers in seven minutes of work.
Pacquiao started for new team KIA Sorento, which beat Blackwater Elite 80-66 on Sunday. He joined the team as a player-coach.
The Filipino ring icon was able to secure special permission from trainer Freddie Roach to play in Kia's debut. Roach had been reluctant to give Pacquiao permission the green light to play in the PBA because of injury concerns.Read more...