Nostalgia hits in PBA Legends charity event

first_imgPBA IMAGESNostalgia was in the air as early as the pre-game introductions.The fans, who filled the historic Araneta Coliseum to the rafters, felt the glorious memories come back and so did the players themselves.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Racela also rekindled his longtime rivalry with Alaska legend Johnny Abarrientos.“We were rivals ever since high school then, college and the PBA. We were on the same draft and we retired the same year,” said Racela.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Worth the wait: UST rookie Eya Laure dazzles in collegiate debut LATEST STORIES “It was goosebumps. It brings back memories,” said Allan Caidic, who played for San Miguel Beer from 1993 to 1998, after leading the Beermen over Alaska in the curtain raiser of the PBA Legends: Return of the Rivals even Sunday night. “We used to play Alaska during the mid-1990s. We were rivals.”“It was like everything came back. We went back to the 90s. Everyone enjoyed. All four teams, the crowd,” said another San Miguel great Olsen Racela, who played for the Beermen from 1997 to 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCaidic and Racela helped the Beermen come away with a 96-83 win in a highly-entertaining and competitive charity game where the real winner were the fans and the PBA Foundation.“But more than that, more importantly, we were able to help past PBA players who are in need,” the 48-year-old Racela, who now serves as head coach of Far Eastern University and assistant of Barangay Ginebra. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img