Saturday, August 23, 2014

Manny Pacquiao as a PBA Star Player

By Alon Calinao Dy: He is not Lebron James or Kobe Bryant, but he is Manny Pacquiao. The eight-time division boxing champion is going to be the next PBA star player in the Philippines according to some of his avid supporters in the sweet science. What does it mean, Pacquiao rocks?

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Pacquiao wants to prove to everybody that he is not only the king in the world of boxing, but he has what it takes to be a good player if not the best player in PBA. 

Manny is Manny, I mean he has a lot of discipline when it comes to training whether it is basketball or boxing. No one can stop his long-time dream to join in PBA. Not even his wife Jinkee or Mommy D.

Many Filipino Basketball fans are still skeptical about this since he has upcoming fight against undefeated boxer and tough challenger Chris Algieri for the WBO welterweight on Nov. 22 at the Venetian Macao in China.

I have no objection for Pacquiao to enter the PBA draft or become a PBA player officially, just as long as he would not take for granted his boxing career because that is where he excels as a world-class athlete. Although Pacquiao has some basketball moves, most PBA fans still believe that he ain't got a chance against the veteran PBA star players like James Yap and Mark Caguiao.