Apr 12, 2018

Big men take spotlight in PBA All-Star Obstacle Challenge

Frontcourt players take their turn to test their mettle in the Obstacle Challenge in one of the highlights of the 2018 PBA All-Star Spectacle slated May 23-27 with stops in Davao del Sur, Batangas City and Iloilo.

Former MVP winner Asi Taulava leads the big men who race against time while showing their skills in dribbling, passing and shooting in one of the featured individual events in this All-Stars extravaganza where Phoenix Fuels with Phoenix Pulse Technology as major sponsor.

Also in the provisional list of Obstacle Challenge participants are Alaska Milk's Sonny Thoss, Ginebra's Raymond Aguilar, Blackwater's JP Erram, GlobalPort's Kelly Nabong, Columbian Dyip's Russell Escoto, Meralco's Ken Bono, Phoenix Fuel's Doug Kramer, Magnolia's Aldrech Ramos, Rain or Shine's Beau Belga, San Miguel's Yancy de Ocampo and TNT KaTropa's Yousef Taha.

Meanwhile, titleholder Allein Maliksi and former champs Terrence Romeo and James Yap banner the cast of top guns vying for the Three-Point Shootout crown.

Completing the provisional list for this event are: Alaska Milk's Jvee Casio, Ginebra's LA Tenorio, GlobalPort's Stanley Pringle, Columbian Dyip's Ronald Tubid, Meralco's Garvo Lanete, NLEX's Larry Fonacier, Phoenix's Matthew Wright, Magnolia's Paul Lee and San Miguel's Marcio Lassiter.

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Romeo was on course to become the second PBA player to win the three-point shootout three in a row last year in Lucena but was foiled on his bid by Maliksi. Yap, meanwhile, topped the event in 2009.

The All-Star Skills Competitions are set this time at the Batangas City Coliseum on May 25, ushering in the All-Star Game between the PBA Luzon Stars versus Gilas Pilipinas.

The PBA Mindanao Stars tangle with Team Phl in Davao del Sur on May 23 while the Visayas Stars take their turn to challenge the Nationals on May 27 in Iloilo City.