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San Miguel trades Nabong weeks after team scuffle

Jan 09, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Kelly Nabong ends a successful stint with San Miguel highlighted by two PBA titles

COMEBACK. Kelly Nabong returns to NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel suspends Arwind, Tubid, Nabong indefinitely

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Despite hitting a crucial stretch in their campaign, the San Miguel Beermen punish Arwind Santos, Kelly Nabong, and Ronald Tubid for fighting in practice

PENALIZED. San Miguel Beer says league stars like Arwind Santos (second from right) and Kelly Nabong (fourth from right) must be held at a higher standard of professionalism. Photo from PBA Images

Nabong fined for flagrant foul on Newsome

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:08 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial warns that he will suspend Kelly Nabong should he repeat the same antics

HARD FOUL. Kelly Nabong leaves Chris Newsome hurt with a hard foul. Photo from PBA Images

After shoving match, Nabong says Jones flops 'all the time'

Aug 12, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Kelly Nabong believes Terrence Jones pushed him because he did not like that TNT fell victim to San Miguel in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

DEADLOCK. Kelly Nabong and San Miguel tie TNT in the best-of-seven series at 2-2. Photo from PBA Images

'Spider-Man' breaks silence; asks PBA to drop Tubid, Nabong penalties

May 25, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Paolo Felizarta admits there would not have been a commotion had he not stormed the court and inadvertently hurt June Mar Fajardo

SPREAD THE LOVE. Despite everything that happened to him, 'Spider-Man' says everyone is capable of loving. Screenshot from Spidey Manila's Youtube channel

Fined Tubid, Nabong also suspended for role in 'Spider-Man' incident

May 22, 2019 - 4:43 PM

San Miguel will miss the services of the two veterans for quite some time in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup

PUNISHED. The PBA drops the hammer on Ronald Tubid and Kelly Nabong. Photos from PBA Images

GlobalPort ships Nabong to San Miguel for Espinas, future pick

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:42 PM

This is the 3rd trade the PBA has approved in 4 days

TRADE. Gabby Espinas (right) returns to the GlobalPort Batang Pier while Kelly Nabong will play for his 3rd team in his 6-year PBA career. File photos from PBA Images

Alas tells Nabong he 'picked the wrong guy' after heated argument

Mar 02, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Louie Alas and Kelly Nabong get into it late in the second half of the Phoenix's 104-100 win over GlobalPort with both exchanging heated words and middle fingers

HEATED. Phoenix Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas and GlobalPort Batang Pier forward Kelly Nabong engage in a heated argument. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Kelly Nabong certain of GlobalPort's crashing into the playoffs

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:42 PM

'It's not an 'if ever,' we're making to the playoffs,' says GlobalPort Batang Pier's Kelly Nabong

CONFIDENT. Kelly Nabong is pretty sure the GlobalPort Batang Pier will not go an early vacation in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo by PBA Images

'No hard feelings' for Nabong in stellar performance vs ex-team Meralco

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Kelly Nabong feels blessed to be playing for GlobalPort once again

WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE. Kelly Nabong puts his altercation with Jimmy Alapag aside and aims for a championship with GlobalPort. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meralco Bolts' Kelly Nabong says Alapag altercation about respect, not playing time

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:17 PM

EXCLUSIVE: "I have been misjudged many times because of how I look, because of how I carry myself and though it doesn't show, being misjudged is really hurtful," says Kelly Nabong

MOVING ON. Kelly Nabong apologizes for his row with Jimmy Alapag and will focus on what's next for him. Photo by PBA Images.

Suspended Kelly Nabong ‘not too happy with playing time,’ says Black

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:26 PM

The Bolts are hoping to sort things out with the Fil-Am big man during his suspension

NOT HAPPY. Coach Norman Black said that Nabaong was not happy with playing time. Photo by PBA Images

Bolts suspend Fil-Am Kelly Nabong indefinitely

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:56 PM

An altercation on the bench between the big man and assistant coach Jimmy Alapag triggers the disciplinary action

INDEFINITELY. Nabong will not be suiting up for the Meralco Bolts until further notice. Photo from PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: RoS over Globalport, Alaska downs Ginebra

Jan 23, 2014 - 4:38 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Wednesday night s PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals match ups

PBA Fastbreak: RoS over Globalport, Alaska downs Ginebra  Rain or Shine over GlobalPort, 106-96  The Best: How about Rain or Shine’s undersized but undaunted frontline? In this game, the trio of Jervy Cruz, Beau Belga, and Larry Rodriguez triumphantly led the Painters into the semifinals, combining for a total of 51 points and 22 rebounds. Belga, in particular, came up big, scoring 6 of his team’s last 8 points to ensure the Painters’ entry into the next round.  The Worst: The Batang Pier turned the ball over 7 more times than ROS. This resulted in a +9 advantage for the Painters in terms of points-off-turnovers. The trio of Terrence Romeo, Kelly Nabong and Sol Mercado were the chief culprits here, combining for 14 of GlobalPort’s 17 errors. Oh well, at least they’ll have some down time to practice and minimize those TOs for the future.  Great Gabe: After his hum-drum elimination round production, Gabe Norwood stepped up at a critical time, scoring 14 points on 4/9 FG shooting on top of 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. Gilas Pilipinas’ prime defensive stopper was practically everywhere in this one, and coach Yeng Guiao will definitely need the George Mason University alum to be at his best moving forward.   Alaska over Ginebra, 104-97  The Best: Three Alaska Aces finished with double-doubles. Against a team with Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar patrolling the interior, that’s pretty spectacular. Calvin Abueva had 16 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in arguably his most impressive outing of the season yet. Sonny Thoss added 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 steals, while Gabby Espinas registered 12 markers and 11 boards.  The Worst: At times, this game featured Ginebra at its worst — leaving people too open, having too many creases in the defense, and not boxing out tough enough. Sure, losing by just 7 points implies the Gin Kings could’ve done much worse, but the flipside is, especially knowing how well they’ve played so far, they also could’ve done much much better.  Fire in the hole!: The Aces not only outworked the Kings, they also outshot them, and how! Super snipers Cyrus Baguio, Dondon Hontiveros, and JV Casio continuously hit the mark here, combining for 10/17 shooting from beyond the arc. All three guys totaled 52 points for coach Luigi Trillo, whose team won its third straight win-or-go-home affair. Should the Aces pull off another stunner in Game Two, then they will march on to the semifinals and send Ginebra’s promising campaign to a tragic end. -

Rain or Shine dispatches Globalport, barges into semis

Jan 22, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters barged into the semi finals as they outplayed the Globalport Batang Pier in the clutch en route to a 106 96 victory

SHINING. Jervy Cruz drives to the basket against Kelly Nabong. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Suspensions, fines rain in PBA brawl aftermath

Sep 06, 2013 - 10:13 AM

The PBA handed out punishment for players involved in the brawl last Wednesday

SUSPENDED. Gilas hero Pingris is fined 60k and suspended for 2 games. Photo by FIBA Asia/Nuki Sabio.

Fight breaks out at PBA match

Sep 04, 2013 - 6:55 PM

A fight breaks out in the PBA match between San Mig Coffee and GlobalPort