Richard Beese is a great basketball player. He loves to play and watch basketball matches. He never misses a chance to participate in sports related events and inspire others to do the same. The Philippine basketball association is a professional basketball league in Philippines. This is actually a men’s basketball league having 12 teams. In Asia, This is known as the first professional basketball league. The league has played its first game in the year of 1975, on 9th April. It was played at the Araneta coliseum in Quezon City. The Commisioner Chito Narvasa is the current head of the League. Its main office is actually located in Quezon City.
Philippine Basketball Association league 2016 – 2017
The current 2016 – 2017 session of this league has started on 20th November 2016. It’s currently going on and Richard Beese is quite interested in this season of Philippine Basketball Association. Its finals will be in the month of January 2017. The 2016 PBA draft took place in the month of October at Robinson’s Manila mall. This is the 42nd season of this league.
The names of 12 teams are as follows –
- San Miguel Beermen
- GlobalPort Batang Pier
- Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
- Meralco Bolts
- Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters
- TNT Ka Tropa
- Blackwater Elite
- Star Hotshots
- Alaska Aces
- Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
- NLEX Road Warriors
- Mahindra Floodbuster
Philippines Basketball Association league schedule –
This league concludes 12 teams and each team has to play 11 games. It depends upon win-loss games. Top eight teams among all, qualifies for the quarterfinals.
Quarterfinal Match 1 – Team 1 VS Team 8 (#1 twice-to-beat)
Quarterfinal 2 – Team 2 VS Team 7 (#2 twice-to-beat)
Quarter final Match 3 – Team 3 VS Team 6 (best-of-3 series)
Quarterfinal 4 – Team 4 VS Team 5 (best-of-3-series)
Semifinals (best-of-7 series) :
Semifinals match 1: Quarterfinal match 1 Winner vs. Quarterfinal match 4 Winner
Semifinals match 2: Quarterfinal match 2 Winner vs. Quarterfinal match 3 Winner
Finals (best-of-7 series)
History of Philippine Basketball Association League–
The first game of Philippine Basketball Association was held in the year of 1975.
In 1980’s – Jaworski and Ginerba san Miguel has became the most popular squad of league. In the end of 1980’s san Miguel won various championships.
1990 – The league sent its professional squad to Asian games for the first time, that has earned the silver medal. Later on, this league has sent 3 more squads to the event.
In 1993 – The league moved to the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay and later on the Alaska Milkmen has won the nine titles.
In 2004 – The league has introduced various changes regarding scheduling. At that time, instead of January it was decided to begin the season in October. The league has also reduced the number of conferences from three to two. In this year, Fiesta Conference was won by the Barangay Ginebra Kings. It was held from February to July.
In 2013 – New records has been set in this year during Philippine basketball association commissioner’s cup finals. In this season the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers became the fourth team to win the Grand Slam. It has made the history.
In 2014–15 Seasons – The league has expanded its teams to twelve. It also accepted two new franchises -1. Kia Sorento, 2. Blackwater Elite.
In 2015 – Salud was appointed as the president and CEO of the league. The role of president and CEO was to manage the business related matters and marketing.
On December 31, 2015 – Salud was replaced and the new chairman of Philippine basketball association was Robert Non. Later on the Chito Narvasa was appointed as the President and CEO by the board of governors.
Richard Beese described that this game is everywhere in the country. Philippines are like a home to second longest running professional league in the world. It has become the favorite sport event of many sports lovers. They always got inspired from such events. Being a sports person is a great thing, it helps to keep us mentally and physically fit. Now, currently he is very excited about The Philippine Basketball Association league.