Alaska disbandment fake news, says team
The Alaska franchise isn’t leaving the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) anytime soon.
The Uytengsu-owned ball club on Tuesday assured that it remains very much a part of the PBA family as rumors once again swirled on its disbandment in the past few days.
“Alaska is eager for the season to resume and will be ready for battle,” the franchise said in a statement that came just hours after PBA commissioner Willie Marcial quashed the same rumors.
“Alaska is staying the course to show that our team will always contribute to the welfare of the league and be part of the good to make a better world through our passion for basketball,” the statement added.
Marcial even joked that he has heard of that rumor in the last seven years, but it’s never materialized.
“I talked to governor Dickie Bachmann and he just laughed off the rumor,” the PBA chief added. “I have not addressed that because there’s no truth to the issue.”
Marcial added that such an issue wasn’t even brought up during the recent board meeting where Bachmann was in attendance. INQ