Kelly Williams - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Kelly Williams


Arrival of Racela, Williams’ hot start not a coincidence

Dec 16, 2016 - 9:54 PM

Williams dedication to getting his body right also plays a role in his improving play

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Talk 'N Text overloads Blackwater for 4th win

Nov 25, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Jayson Castro scores 26 points and dishes 5 assists in an all around from Talk N Text

TEXT BUDDIES. Moala Tautuaa of Talk 'N Text was a difficult defensive assignment for Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

Kelly Williams out of Gilas with MCL injury

Aug 05, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Ranidel de Ocampo confirms Kelly Williams will not play for Gilas Pilipinas in the upcoming FIBA Asia tournament

OUT. Kelly Williams (second from right) being helped off the court by Ranidel de Ocampo (right most) and Gilas staff after hurting his knee in practice Monday night. De Ocampo said Williams won't be joining Gilas anymore. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Andray Blatche returns to Gilas practice

Aug 03, 2015 - 11:32 PM

Andray Blatche ran drills with his Gilas Pilipinas teammates as Kelly Williams was taken to the hospital to have his knee examined

Andray Blatche receives the ball on the perimeter. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kelly Williams hurts knee in Gilas Pilipinas practice

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:32 PM

Kelly Williams return to national team action has gotten off to an unfortunate start after being taken to a hospital for an MRI on his right knee

WALKING WOUNDED. Kelly Williams is helped off the court by Talk 'N Text/Gilas teammate after slipping during practice. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Talk 'N Text comes up big in fourth to dispatch NLEX

May 26, 2015 - 10:43 PM

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters used a strong fourth quarter finish to deal the NLEX Road Warriors a 108 89 beating

Steffphon Pettigrew led the Texters with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

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

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

Talk 'N Text bounces back with NLEX thrashing

Oct 24, 2014 - 6:55 PM

Talk N Text rebounded from their loss to Ginebra with a dominant showing against NLEX

TALK 'N WALK. Jayson Castro of Talk 'N Text leads the break en route to his team's bounce back win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: New coach Alex Compton nails first win with Alaska

May 26, 2014 - 11:24 PM

Former MBA player Alex Compton is now 1 0 as Alaska head coach after beating an import less Talk N Text

MILK MONEY. Henry Walker of the Alaska Aces moves to the basket against Aaron Aban of Talk 'N Text. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA semis preview: ROS tries to stain TNT's onslaught

Apr 27, 2014 - 11:10 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora previews the PBA semifinals showdown between the Talk N Text Tropang Texters and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

TO BE THE BEST. Paul Lee of Rain or Shine drives to the basket against Talk 'N Text's KG Canaleta and Ranidel de Ocampo during an April 10 showdown with Talk N Text. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Talk 'N Text extends win streak to 6, downs Ginebra

Mar 23, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Larry Fonacier delivers the dagger 3 pointer

FULLY LOADED. Jayson Castro of Talk N Text uses a Kelly Williams pick to elude Ginebra rival Chris Ellis. Photo by Nuki/Sabio

Never say die: A 'second life' for Mac Baracael - Smart Gilas boys Pt. 8

Mar 20, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Basketball player Mac Baracael survived a near death experience as a college standout that could ve ended his career He survived only to achieve success greater than he previous could ve dreamed

NEVER SAY DIE. Ginebra's Mac Baracael drives past San Mig's Justin Melton. It was a drive in a pedicab that saved his life. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Air21 releases Renren Ritualo

Mar 11, 2014 - 5:59 PM

Air21 Express gunner Renren Ritualo is now an unrestricted free agent as of 10 am today

FREE AGENT. Renren Ritualo has been released by the Air 21 Express. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alapag, De Ocampo, Hontiveros: The Reinforcements II - Smart Gilas boys Pt. 5

Mar 01, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Basketball writer Levi Verora analyzes the contributions of Smart Gilas reinforcements Dondon Hontiveros Jimmy Alapag and Ranidel De Ocampo

REINFORCEMENTS. From left - Jimmy Alapag, Ranidel De Ocampo and Dondon Hontiveros. Photos by KC Cruz,Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Taulava, Mercado, Williams: The Reinforcements I - The Smart Gilas boys Pt. 4

Feb 22, 2014 - 3:37 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora examines the contributions of Gilas Pilipinas reinforcements Asi Taulava Kelly Williams and Sol Mercado

REINFORCEMENTS. Asi Taulava, Sol Mercado and Kelly Williams have become indispensable since joining Gilas Pilipinas. Photos by KC Cruz, Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: TNT prevails over San Mig to keep semis hopes alive

Jan 24, 2014 - 8:26 PM

Facing the brink of elimination Talk N Text flashed brilliant composure and drew a solid performance from Jayson Castro to eke out an 82 77 victory over San Mig Coffee

REDEEMED. New team addition KG Canaleta scored 13 points as TNT evens the series out at 1 game apiece. Photo by Nuki Sabio/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

PBA: Talk 'N Text outlasts Alaska in OT 121-117

Jan 04, 2014 - 7:38 PM

Talk N Text needed extra time to do it but they put the Alaska Aces away 121 117 to notch another victory

MINE. TNT forward Kelly Williams (left) powers past Calvin Abueva of Alaska. Williams finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

Fastbreak: PBA 2014 opening day

Nov 18, 2013 - 2:30 PM

Ginebra Talk N Text and Rain or Shine rack up wins in the first game day of the PBA 2014 season

COMEBACK. Dylan Ababou, fresh off an ACL injury, sparks a come from behind win for Ginebra. File Photo by Rodneil Quiteles/Rappler

PBA preview: Talk'N Text Tropang Texters

Nov 11, 2013 - 10:53 PM

Can the Talk N Text Tropang Texters stay healthy to defend their Philippine Cup title?

FOUR STRAIGHT? Talk'N Text will try to do the unimaginable and capture a fourth straight Philippine Cup title. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Should players be added to the Gilas pool?

May 02, 2013 - 10:26 PM

After two were declared out of commission should Coach Chot Reyes add players to the Gilas Pilipinas pool?

IMPRESSIVE. Garcia and the other Gilas cadets made a good account of themselves. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Gilas Diaries: The First Practice

Feb 12, 2013 - 4:08 PM

Rappler s Enzo Flojo dropped by the first Gilas practice for the FIBA Asia Championships and shares us his observations

Grading Gilas' FIBA-Asia Pool

Feb 07, 2013 - 11:42 PM

Our resident hoop nut grades the choices for Gilas Pilipinas national pool for the FIBA Asia Championships in August

Fresh off a successful UAAP stint, Greg Slaughter gets to battle Asia's best. (Photo by Josh Albelda)

Smart-Gilas announces 17-man roster for FIBA Asia Championship

Feb 07, 2013 - 2:04 PM

Philippine men s basketball team head coach Chot Reyes named his 17 man national team pool of players who will play in the FIBA Asia Championships in August

File photo from Smart-Gilas Pilipinas official Facebook page of the team that played in Dubai

'Scoring Apostle' PJ Simon pushes B-MEG to game 1 win over Talk 'N Text

Apr 24, 2012 - 9:38 AM

B MEG takes Game 1 of their Commissioner s Cup PBAFinals match against Talk N Text

Talk 'N Text demolishes Barako Bull in game 4, evens series at 2-2

Apr 17, 2012 - 11:51 AM

Talk N Text sets up a game 5 showdown against Barako Bull

Texters play like defending champs, even series vs. Barako

Apr 13, 2012 - 12:31 AM

Talk N Text demolished Barako Bull in game two of their semifinals match up to even the series at one game a piece

Grading Gilas 2’s PBA pool

Mar 28, 2012 - 1:07 PM

Contributor Josiah Albelda analyzes Chot Reyes picks from the PBA

Reyes releases 16-man pool for Gilas

Mar 27, 2012 - 10:14 PM

Reyes described the pool of players as deep versatile and skilled