Nabong on ejection: ‘I’m here to protect my players’

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ “My teammate Sean is down on the ground trying to get the ball from Belga, they (referees) called a foul, the play was over,” said Nabong who finished with 13 points and four boards. “Sean was trying to get up and Maverick Ahanmisi came over and pushed him back to the ground.”“As a teammate, I was looking and the play was over with. Why would you push another player on the ground when you already got the foul? I will protect my team, my players, my coaches, management.”Nabong, though, wasn’t the only one ejected after the altercation as Ahanmisi was also thrown out of the game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Svitolina emerges as French Open favorite with sweep of Halep in Rome “I wasn’t even in the scuffle, it’s more of protection,” said Nabong. “My teammates were in the ground trying to get a jump ball, and they were trying to get up and a little point guard pushed my player back to the ground. As a big man, I’m trying to protect my players.”“I’m not here to start fights, I’m here to end them and protect my players.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGlobalPort’s Moala Tautuaa and Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga were the first to dive for the ball with Batang Pier’s Sean Anthony joining the two a second later.Painters’ Maverick Ahanmisi then, joined the three and pushed Anthony’s head that Nabong took offense to. Nabong came to Anthony’s defense as he shoved Ahanmisi away from the pileup. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio tries to control big man Kelly Nabong in an attempt to pacify the situation. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort big man Kelly Nabong insisted he was neither the instigator nor was he trying to pick up fights during their matchup against Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.The 6-foot-6 Nabong was ejected with 3:20 left in a heated game on Sunday that ended in a Batang Pier loss to the Elasto Painters at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more