Danny Ildefonso - updates

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El Khatib faces Dave Ildefonso, 20 years after father Danny

Jan 24, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib gets to face two generations of Ildefonsos in his storied basketball career

EVERGREEN. Lebanon’s Fadi El Khatib (right) has become a familiar foe to Philippine team players. Photo from FIBA

Proud Danny I a coach first to his standout boys

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Brothers Dave and Shaun Ildefonso prove they have the potential to be as sensational as their legendary father

STAR SIBLINGS. NU standouts Shaun (left) and Dave Ildefonso deliver the goods right on opening day. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dave Ildefonso commits to NU, joins dad Danny and brother Shaun

Mar 09, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The Ildefonso family tradition as NU Bulldogs lives on

EAGLET TO BULLDOG. Dave Ildefonso layed a major role the Ateneo Blue Eaglets successful Season 80 campaign.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU stand-in coach Danny Ildefonso sees the game different on the sidelines

Oct 22, 2017 - 6:55 PM

San Miguel Beermen legend Danny Ildefonso makes his coaching debut for the suspended Jamike Jarin

44 points. Gaye and Salem scored 22 points apiece to crush the Growling Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Shaun Ildefonso, son of PBA great Danny I, commits to Ateneo Blue Eagles

Mar 15, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Ildefonso joins teammates Gian Mamuyac and Jolo Mendoza as they ascend to the senior rank of Ateneo Basketball

Brother gave MVP Fajardo's hoops dream a wakeup call

Jul 17, 2015 - 9:08 PM

June Mar Fajardo hits a milestone that only 3 other PBA players have accomplished But this dream may not have come true if not for his younger brother

WATCH: PBA's newly minted Greatest Players share unforgettable moments

Apr 10, 2015 - 7:25 PM

The likes of Jimmy Alapag Asi Taulava Marc Pingris and Eric Menk share their most unforgettable PBA moments and what they believe makes them great

The PBA Ball wraps up with the PBA 40 Greatest players on stage. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PBA's 40 Greatest Players ceremony

Apr 09, 2015 - 5:21 PM

From honoring the 40 greatest players to a mini fashion show PBA players made the most of their time away from the court during the FAB @ 40 event

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud addresses the crowd during the PBA ball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA honors 40 Greatest Players in grand ceremony

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:00 PM

The league celebrates its 40 years of history by honoring its 40 Greatest Players

The PBA Ball wraps up with the PBA 40 Greatest players on stage. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Caguioa, Helterbrand, Menk honored to be part of PBA's greatest

Dec 04, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Ginebra favorites Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand plus former Ginebra star Eric Menk consider themselves lucky to be included among the league s 40 greatest players

THREE KINGS. From left, Jayjay Helterbrand, Mark Caguioa, and Eric Menk were all added to PBA's Greatest players list. The three won championships together in Ginebra. Helterbrand and Caguioa photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler. Menk photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Yap, Miller, Alapag included in PBA's 40 greatest list

Dec 02, 2014 - 8:58 PM

Headlining the list are two time PBA MVPs James Yap Willie Miller and Danny Ildefonso as the league is set to celebrate its 40th season

James Yap, Danny Ildefonso, Jimmy Alapag, Willie Miller and Mark Caguioa are set to be honored among the PBA's 40 greatest players. File photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Danny Ildefonso on NU’s Finals break: ‘This is what I’ve always wanted’

Oct 05, 2014 - 7:46 PM

The two time PBA MVP recalls playing in an old gym enduring heat and little ventilation and how these Bulldogs have it better

Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

NU's last taste of hoops glory

Oct 03, 2014 - 10:45 PM

The basketball gods haven t been good to the Bulldogs with their last Finals appearance being over 4 decades ago

CHAMPS. The NU Bulldogs wins the 1970 championship. Image from Simon Santos

Blackwater to retain D-League system for PBA

Jul 20, 2014 - 2:56 PM

Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac says his team will continue to use the systems that brought them success in the D League when the team joins the PBA next season

Blackwater coach Leo Isaac summed up his squad with one word -

Ildefonso, Cervantes lead PBA expansion draft picks

Jul 18, 2014 - 4:58 PM

Blackwater selects two time PBA MVP Danny Ildefonso in the dispersal draft while Kia selects D League standout Reil Cervantes

TOP PICKS. Danny Ildefonso (L) and Reil Cervantes (R) are the top two pics of the PBA dispersal draft. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Getting acquainted with the Palarong Pambansa

Apr 20, 2014 - 3:38 PM

The Palarong Pambansa is the nation s stage for tomorrow s sports heroes With Palaro 2014 rapidly approaching Levi Verora captures the spirit of competition in this piece

RECORDS WILL FALL. Two young women run their hearts out at Palarong Pambansa 2013. Photo by Kevin dela Cruz/Rappler

PBA: Ildefonso is proud of Fajardo’s success

Jan 21, 2014 - 6:28 PM

Danny Ildefonso may have lost the match up and missed the playoffs but he couldn t be any prouder of his student June Mar Fajardo

RESPECT. If there is anything June Mar Fajardo (light) can be sure of, it's that he has utmost respect for his idol and teacher veteran Danny Ildefonso (dark). Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Alaska prevails over Meralco

Jan 21, 2014 - 3:38 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo examines the high stakes matchup between the Alaska Aces and Meralco Bolts from Monday night

ZAPPED. Jared Dillinger of the Meralco Bolts dishes a pass under the rim in a valiant but losing effort. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Fajardo reemerges, RoS rookies shine

Jan 19, 2014 - 7:02 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo takes a closer look at Saturday s games between Petron Blaze Boosters and Meralco Bolts plus Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and Air21 Express

NEW BLOOD RISING. June Mar Fajardo was able to show his merit against former mentor Danny Ildefonso. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Petron beats Meralco in first Fajardo-Ildefonso showdown

Jan 18, 2014 - 5:53 PM

The Petron Blaze Boosters banked on consistency to shut down the Meralco Bolts 96 87 on Saturday January 18 in the PLDT myDSL Philippine Cup at the SMART Araneta Coliseum

STUDENT VS TEACHER. June Mar Fajardo backs down Danny I in their first meeting between the two. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

The San Miguel Beermen: Back where they belong

Jan 16, 2014 - 7:34 PM

With the San Miguel Beermen set to return next conference one nostalgic fan looks back at some of his favorite SMB memories

SKY WALKING. San Miguel Beermen legend Samboy Lim goes up for a basket. Photo courtesy Lim's Facebook

A new era for 'Demolition Danny' Ildefonso

Jan 09, 2014 - 3:51 PM

15 year PBA veteran and 8 time champion Danny Ildefonso is at the cusp of a new era in an orange uniform

A NEW ERA. Veteran center Danny Ildefonso (orange jersey) has closed his 15-year journey with the Petron Blaze Boosters (formerly San Miguel Beermen) and has now donned the orange jersey of the Meralco Bolts, signaling the beginning of a new era. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

Fastbreak: Texters survive the Aces, David outduels Canaleta

Jan 05, 2014 - 4:01 PM

Basketball columnist Enzo Flojo breaks down Saturday s Talk N Text Alaska and Meralco Air 21 PBA games

Talk N Text outlasted Alaska in a thriller in a PLDT myDSL Philippine Cup showdown

Meralco learns from experience, escapes Air21

Jan 04, 2014 - 10:32 PM

Danny I provides the punch for Meralco in overtime and helps avoid a meltdown for his team

PBA Preview: Petron Blaze Boosters

Nov 12, 2013 - 2:51 PM

Fajardo came out with a colossal performance in the Governor s Cup helping Petron to a runner up finish

THE KRAKEN. A lot of eyes will be on Petron Center June Mar Fajardo this season especially after his colossal performance in the Governors' Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler