NO MORE Ginebra, San Mig Coffee and Petron in the PBA??
Everyone was shocked by the news, San Miguel Corporation owned teams are considering to end their participation in the Philippines Basketball Association. Can we see no more Ginebra, San Mig Coffee and Petron in the PBA?
The answer will remain unanswered as the San Miguel Corporation said in their latest statement that they are considering to re evaluate their support in the Philippine’s most prestige basketball league.
After Renalko Balkman chokes teammate Arwind Santos, Pushes off fellow Blaze Booster player Ronald Tubid and Shoved Assistant Coach Biboy Ravanez. Commisoners Chito Salud announced Yesterday that ex-NBA player, Petron’s Import , Renaldo Balkman is now banned in playing in the PBA.
In an statement made by SMC regarding the issue, they said that they are not against on the decision of the PBA in banning the former NBA star. They also said that they want to apologize to all basketball fans and the whole Philippine Basketball Association for the unsportsmanlike conduct of their import Renaldo Balkman. San Miguel Corporation also note in their statement that their name and reputation has been damaged throughout overseas and now re evaluating their support in the PBA. Meaning PBA teams like Petron Blaze Booster, and the two most love teams in the PBA the San Mig Coffee Mixers and the Ginebra San Miguel may possibly be out in the league.
Full statement of the San Miguel Corporation
San Miguel Corporation would like to apologize to basketball fans and the Philippine Basketball Association, for the unsportsmanlike conduct shown by its import, Renaldo Balkman, last Friday, March 8. We accept the decision to ban Mr. Balkman for life from the league.
We do not condone his actions. The mandate of our basketball operations has always been to entertain basketball fans and foster camaraderie and a spirit of healthy competition. We pride ourselves in having great teams who serve as good role models to the youth and community.
Unfortunately, the incident has been blown out of proportion and has damaged our good name. Already, news of the incident has spread throughout the country and overseas through traditional and online media.
Our reputation is of utmost importance to us because we have worked hard to cultivate this good name through the decades. But it takes only one unfortunate incident like this to undo all our efforts.
As such, given the possible long-term effect of this incident to the San Miguel organization’s image, and in consideration of our need to preserve our good reputation, Management has decided to re-evaluate the company’s continuing participation in the PBA.
Moving forward, we believe sports is a pillar of Philippine society and we will continue to support it and Filipino athletes in general in meaningful ways in and out of the PBA.