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Paul Lee brushes off losing tooth in Magnolia loss to San Miguel

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:03 AM

A painful faceplant on court leaves Paul Lee losing yet another tooth

PART OF THE GAME. Even after an on-court accident, Magnolia star Paul Lee returns to the floor for the final possession. Photo from PBA Images

Serbia coach claims Paul Lee had intention to hurt

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Sasha Djordjevic says he doesn't like dirty players, minutes after Serbia's win over the Philippines where Paul Lee figured in an on-court incident

STILL WINLESS. Paul Lee and Gilas Pilipinas absorb back-to-back lopsided losses in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from

Banged up Lee endures pain to steer Magnolia back to playoff race

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:39 AM

The Hotshots improve to 7th place in the team standings behind the shifty guard's work from beyond the arc

NO PAIN, NO GAIN. Paul Lee shrugs off his injury. Photo from PBA Images

Part of the game: Ross, Lee shrug off physical clash

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The two spitfire guards bump at each other for several possessions and exchange sweet nothings

NOTHING BEHIND IT. Paul Lee and Chris Ross both downplay their on-court spat. Photo from PBA Images

PBA title perfect ending to Paul Lee's stellar year

Dec 20, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The 29-year-old star finally wins a championship under the Purefoods franchise since his trade from Rain or Shine in 2016

BLESSED. Paul Lee says he has nothing more to ask this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Same spot, same result: Paul Lee breaks Alaska's heart all over again

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The newly crowned Best Player of the Conference hits a game-winner versus the Aces in the PBA finals again two years later

CRUNCHMAN. Paul Lee and Magnolia move on the cusp of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup title. Photo from PBA Images

Paul Lee bags first PBA Best Player award

Dec 12, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The Magnolia star emerges as the runaway winner of the coveted plum

Birth of firstborn Tokyo added motivation for Paul Lee

Oct 13, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Wondering why the Magnolia star and wife Rubie named their daughter after the famous city in Japan? He has a pretty direct explanation

INSPIRED. Paul Lee has been averaging 18.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals in 5 games since his return from the national team for the Hotshots. Photo from PBA Images

Romeo Travis points to Paul Lee as Magnolia's best player

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The multi-faceted import, though, leads the Hotshots in all but one of the 5 major statistical departments

DEFLECTING CREDIT. Romeo Travis considers Paul Lee as the crucial catalyst in Magnolia's rise to the top. Photo from PBA Images

Paul Lee redeems self from lackluster PBA return

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:33 PM

Given a shot at redemption, the spitfire guard went with all guns blazing

TAKING CHARGE. Paul Lee tows the Magnolia Hotshots back on the winning track. Photo from PBA Images

Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lee used ex-coach Guiao as motivation in Game 2 outburst for Magnolia

Mar 12, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Paul Lee said he thought how Yeng Guiao would react following his dismal Game 1 performance if they were still together in Rain or Shine

BOUNCE BACK. Paul Lee shows way for the Magnolia Hotshots in their Game 2 win over the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Guiao has mixed feelings after containing Lee in NLEX's Game 1 win

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:43 PM

'Parang dati, gustong-gusto mong mapagaling siya, ngayon naman gustong-gusto mong mapigilan siya,' says NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao of Paul Lee

BITTERSWEET. NLEX Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao has mixed feelings about trying to stop former player Paul Lee. Photo by PBA Images

Returning Paul Lee makes quick impact as Magnolia claims No. 1 spot

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Paul Lee returns from a 3-game absence after suffering an ankle sprain that sidelined him for more than two weeks

COMEBACK. Paul Lee submits an all-around performance in his return to the hardcourt for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Injury-riddled Magnolia asserts mastery over Alaska

Dec 20, 2017 - 10:06 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots' Paul Lee tallies 30 points, with 10 in the 3rd quarter alone

SWEET SHOOTING. Paul Lee leads the Hotshots with 30 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Star holds off Ginebra to take Game 1 of Manila Clasico semis

Feb 09, 2017 - 9:21 PM

UPDATED The Star Hotshots draw first blood closing out the game late after an acrobatic Paul Lee runner in the lane

HOT SHOOTERS. Paul Lee overcame a slow first half to finish with 18 points and 5 rebounds, including a game-sealing floater in the lane. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Defense key to Star's romp into semifinals, says Pingris

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Hotshots are through to the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals and riding on a 6 game win streak where they showcased their most dominant form so far

DEFENSE IS KEY. Marc Pingris lauds the Star Hotshots for the defense, saying it's the key to their return to the semifinals after over a year. Photo from PBA Images

Star has a new hero as Lee sparks them past old team Rain or Shine

Dec 18, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Hotshots win their third straight game for a 3 2 record while the Painters fall to 3 2

TRADED STARS. Paul Lee and James Yap match up as they play their old teams for the first time since getting traded. Photo from PBA Images

Paul Lee rises for Hotshots to win Player of the Week

Dec 13, 2016 - 1:18 PM

Lee has averages of 19 points 5 5 rebounds and 4 assists to capture the Player of the Week citation

PLAYER OF THE WEEK. Paul Lee is named Player of the Week after leading Star to back-to-back wins and a 2-2 record. Photo from PBA Media Bureau

Allein Maliksi benefiting from Star’s new arrivals

Dec 11, 2016 - 3:22 PM

Maliksi s scoring numbers have increased and changes to the Hotshots have helped make that happen

Photo courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Lee, Abueva shine as Star and Alaska notch wins

Dec 08, 2016 - 12:09 AM

Both Star and Alaska win for the first time in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup

LETHAL. Paul Lee explodes for Star to get its first win of the season. Photo from PBA Images

Paul Lee vows improvement after shaky Hotshots debut

Nov 21, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Paul Lee admits he was a little too excited for his first game and vows to settle down when Star takes on Globalport on December 2

STRUGGLE. Paul Lee struggles with 9 turnovers in his first game as a Star Hotshot. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Star trades James Yap to Rain or Shine for Paul Lee - report

Oct 13, 2016 - 5:18 PM

In what s easily the biggest blockbuster trade of the year so far two PBA stars exchange teams

‘We need to stay together’: Rain or Shine grapples with near elimination

Sep 10, 2016 - 9:57 PM

Known as a standard for consistency in the PBA the Elasto Painters enter unfamiliar territory on the brink of missing the playoffs

NEAR ELIMINATION. Gabe Norwood (R) admits Rain or Shine is struggling to deal with unfamiliar territory of possibly missing the playoffs for the first time in 4 years. Photo from PBA Images

Paul Lee pulls out of Gilas pool with knee injury

May 24, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Wearing street clothes Lee personally relays to head coach Tab Baldwin the news on Tuesday May 24 during the team’s morning practice

OUT. Paul Lee talks (R) to coach Tab Baldwin to say he will be skipping Gilas Pilipinas for now due to injury. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

From his battle with injury, Paul Lee rises to Finals MVP

May 21, 2016 - 5:57 PM

Fueled by self doubt immense pressure and expectations and the thirst for virtually his first championship Paul Lee finally gets his moment

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

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May 19, 2016 - 7:13 PM

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IN VINES: Rain or Shine pounds Alaska in Game 6 to win PBA crown

May 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Watch Vines from Rain or Shine s title clinching Game 6 victory over Alaska

AT LAST. Rain or Shine wins a championship after 4 years. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

WATCH: Celebrations moments after Rain or Shine wins PBA title

May 19, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Watch Rappler s raw interviews with Gabe Norwood Jericho Cruz Beau Belga JR Quiñahan Finals MVP Paul Lee and head coach Yeng Guiao

CELEBRATION. Rain or Shine enjoys the thrill of its second championship. File Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Rain or Shine claims title, Lee is Finals MVP

May 19, 2016 - 12:20 AM

Rain or Shine endures 4 runner up heartbreaks before finally getting over the hump

VICTORY SPLASH. Paul Lee gets doused with water as they celebrate the title. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

IN VINES: Rain or Shine sizzles from 3-point land in PBA Finals

May 12, 2016 - 1:54 AM

Check out some of Rain or Shine s big 3 pointers and key plays in Game 3 of the PBA Finals through these Vines

3-0. Rain or Shine is one win away from its first PBA title since 2012. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine shoots to 3-0 PBA Finals lead over Alaska

May 11, 2016 - 9:44 PM

Rain or Shine s long range shooting puts them one win from the Commissioner s Cup championship

PAINT JOB. Paul Lee and at the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters moved to within one win of a potential sweet in the Commissioner's Cup Finals. Photo by PBA Images

Paul Lee returns to lethal form for PBA Finals

May 09, 2016 - 4:35 PM

Rain or Shine’s go to guy saves the day once more

LETHAL. Paul Lee displays old lethal form with game-winner in Game 2 of the PBA Finals. Photo courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Vacations, staycations, traditions: PBA stars share Holy Week plans

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:53 PM

How are some of the PBA players and coaches planning to spend Holy Week 2016?

HOLY WEEK PLANS. (From L to R) Calvin Abueva, Jayson Castro, Jeff Chan, Dondon Hontiveros and other PBA stars share their plans for Holy Week 2016. File Photos from Rappler

Paul Lee hoping knee injury not serious

Mar 22, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The veteran guard is hit with another stroke of bad luck as he re injures his left knee in a blowout loss to TNT

INJURED AGAIN. Paul Lee, seen here guarding Ryan Reyes, re-injures his left knee once again. Photo from PBA Images

Gilas Pilipinas resumes practice after two-month break

Feb 15, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Gilas Pilipinas holds its first practice for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in two months with 11 players suiting up

TOGETHER AGAIN. Gilas Pilipinas returned to practices together as it chases a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine's Paul Lee out 3 to 4 weeks - report

Jan 15, 2016 - 11:24 PM

Paul Lee is once again out of action due to soreness in his knee

LEE OUT. Rain or Shine's Paul Lee is heading back to the injured list after having missed the Philippine Cup eliminations with injuries. File photo by PBA Images

Paul Lee says injury-hit Rain or Shine will endure in PBA semis

Jan 13, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Lee admits the injuries are taking their toll on a team used to a longer rotation

PRESS ON. Paul Lee and Rain or Shine will press on amid a rash of injuries against the towering San Miguel in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

‘Heart of a Champion’: How San Miguel made its comeback in Game 1

Jan 06, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Here s a detailed look at how the Beermen stole the victory in their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Game 1 against Rain or Shine

2016 PBA Philippine Cup semis preview: San Miguel vs Rain or Shine

Jan 04, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Rappler previews the best of 7 semifinals series between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and San Miguel Beermen in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup

‘Aching to play’ Paul Lee to suit up in PH Cup semis

Dec 29, 2015 - 4:38 AM

Yeng Guiao admits his star player isn t completely healthy but will be ready for action nonetheless

Gilas Pilipinas settles for 9 players in 2nd practice

Nov 17, 2015 - 4:28 AM

Greg Slaughter June Mar Fajardo Marc Pingris LA Tenorio Japeth Aguilar Jeff Chan and Ian Sangalang sit out Gilas Pilipinas second practice session

9 PLAYERS. Gilas Pilipinas practices with only 9 players – including reserve Moala Tautuaa – on Monday, November 16. Seen in the photo are some players such as Greg Slaughter (red shirt) in street clothes listening in to the huddle. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Maverick Ahanmisi embraces pressure that comes with being 3rd pick

Nov 03, 2015 - 3:26 PM

I just see it as a big opportunity for me to showcase what I got the Rain or Shine rookie says of Paul Lee s two month absence due to a knee injury

PBA names Olympic Qualifier Gilas player pool, pledges full support

Oct 14, 2015 - 3:37 PM

The PBA will adjust the schedule of the Governors Cup in efforts to fully support Gilas Pilipinas as it chases a slot at the 2016 Summer Olympics

SUPPORT. The PBA has vowed its full support to Gilas Pilipinas as they attempt to make the 2016 Rio Olympics. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Leo Austria named 2015 PBA Coach of the Year

Sep 17, 2015 - 6:31 PM

Two time PBA champion Leo Austria was awarded Coach of the Year during the annual PBA Press Corps Awards night

BALLIN' BEERMAN. Leo Austria has been named top PBA coach of 2015 after the San Miguel Beermen won 2 of the 3 conferences this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Romeo to be named Scoring Champion in 2015 PBA Press Corps Awards

Sep 12, 2015 - 11:20 PM

Terrence Romeo led all players in scoring last season Alex Cabagnot will also receive the William ‘Bogs’ Adornado Comeback Player of the Year award

SCORING CHAMPION. Explosive guard Terrence Romeo will be getting the nod as Scoring Champion of the 2015 PBA season in the annual PBA Press Corps Awards. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Rain or Shine finishes strong against Meralco, claims twice-to-beat edge

Jun 21, 2015 - 7:11 PM

Finishing the eliminations at 7 4 and on a 6 game win streak Rain or Shine claims a twice to beat edge in the quarterfinals

Gilas coach Baldwin: Meetings with PBA team owners ‘very positive’

Jun 20, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Tab Baldwin says the pool composition will have many holdovers that have competed internationally over the past two years

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine holds off KIA, wins 5th straight

Jun 17, 2015 - 7:14 PM

The Elasto Painters held off the Carnival and moved into better position to claim a top four seed for the conference quarterfinals

Rain or Shine survives NLEX comeback for third straight win

Jun 11, 2015 - 2:53 AM

Rain or Shine blew a 29 point lead late in the third quarter and had to stave off a furious NLEX rally

Paul Lee drops 20 points on the Road Warriors to help save the Elasto Painters from disaster. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler