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Basketball is the No.1 sport in the Philippines and there's a league that's I've been watching on TV since I was a kid and that is PBA or Philippine Basketball Association.

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of twelve company-branded franchised teams.It is the first professional basketball league in Asia and is the second oldest continuously existing in the world after the NBA. PBA is composed of three conferenceThe All-Filipino Cup, The Governor's Cup and the Commissioners cup.PBA is aired by AksyonTV, mostly live and also on TV5 at 8PM.

A Glimpse of PBA Game

Brief History

The Philippine Basketball Association was founded when nine teams left the now-defunct Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association (MICAA),
which was tightly controlled by the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP), the FIBA-recognized national association at the time.
With the BAP controlling the MICAA, the league was de jure amateur, as players were only paid allowances.
This is much like what was done in other countries to circumvent the amateur requirement and to play in FIBA-sanctioned tournaments such as the Olympics.
The first game of the league was held at the Araneta Coliseum on April 9, 1975, featuring Mariwasa-Noritake(Defuct) and Concepcion Carrier(Defunct).

In 1989, FIBA voted to allow professionals to play in their sanctioned tournaments, hence the PBA's players are now able to represent the country internationally.
In 1990, the league sent its first all-professional squad to the Asian Games, earning a silver medal. The PBA would later send three more all-pro squads to the event.


All franchises are owned by corporations. They are not based on geographic locale, so they do not play in a "home stadium". The league rents the different stadiums in which the teams play.

The Current teams:

Alaska Aces

 Image from Alaska Aces Facebook Official Page


The owner of 13 PBA championships with the 2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup as their latest.They are one of the most popular teams in the league and the Philippines.

Current Alaska Team Photo 

Credits to Alaska Aces Official Facebook Page

The Aces won nine PBA championships in the 1990s, including a rare grand slam (winning three championships in one season) during the 1996 season, joining the Crispa Redmanizers (1976, 1983), San Miguel Beermen (1989), and the Star Hotshots (2013-14) as one of only four franchises to achieve the feat.

Barako Bull Energy

Image from Barako Bull Energy Official Facebook Page

Barako Bull is owned by Energy Food and Drinks Inc., a subsidiary of the Linaheim Corporate Services, owners of the defunct Laguna Lakers of the Metropolitan Basketball Association.
The franchise bought the former Tanduay team after the 2001 season.


Blackwater Elite

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Blackwater Elite is a professional basketball team owned by Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. that is playing in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) beginning in the 2014–2015 season.


GlobalPort Port Batang Pier

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GlobalPort Port Batang Pier is a Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team that first played in the 2012–13 PBA season. The team took over the franchise of the Powerade Tigers in 2012 after it was sold to Sultan 900 Capital, Inc. 

Mahindra Enforcer

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The Mahindra Enforcer are a professional basketball team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). The team was originally known as Kia Sorento and Kia Carnival during its debut season


Meralco Bolts

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Meralco Bolts is a professional basketball team in the Philippine Basketball Association. The team began in 2010 after the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) acquired the PBA franchise of the Sta. Lucia Realtors.




NLEX Road Warriors

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The NLEX Road Warriors are a professional basketball team owned by Manila North Tollways Corporation that is playing in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) beginning the 2014–2015 season.

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

Credits to Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Official Facebook Page

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters are a professional basketball team in the Philippine Basketball Association owned by Asian Coatings Philippines, Inc.

Rain or Shine Team Photo

 It debuted in the league in the 2006–07 PBA season after acquiring the franchise rights of the Shell Turbo CharIt's recent gers in 2006, which disbanded after the 2004–05 PBA season.It's latest championship and the only one was 2012 Governor's Cup

San Miguel Beermen

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The San Miguel Beermen are a professional basketball team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). The franchise is owned by the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) since 1975. It is one of three PBA ball clubs owned by the SMC group of companies along with the Star Hotshots and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. It is the most successful team in PBA history

San Miguel Beermen Team Photo


Star Margarine Hotshots

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The Star Hotshots, also known as the Purefoods Star Hotshots is a professional basketball team in the Philippine Basketball Association. The team is owned by San Miguel Pure Foods Company, Inc.


TNT Tropang Texters

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TNT Tropang Texters  is a professional basketball team currently owned by Smart Communications, a subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), playing in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) since 1990.


Here are some of the action of Philippine Basketball Association highlights.



 Star Vs. Globalport


Kia vs. Star





Star Hotshot vs Meralco


Star Hotshots vs. Ginebra

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