Abueva, Tautuaa involved verbal spat after PBA Finals Game 2
MANILA, Philippines—Not long after the final buzzer sounded signaling the end of San Miguel Beer’s lopsided win over Magnolia in Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, more drama ensued involving Hotshots forward Calvin Abueva and the wife of Beermen big man Mo Tautuaa, Aida.
In a video by INQUIRER Sports, Abueva and his wife Sam figured in a verbal altercation with the Tautuaas while the players and their families were on their way out of Mall of Asia Arena Sunday night.
The Abuevas claimed that Aida was being “disrespectful” toward the PBA veteran.
A furious Abueva also challenged Tautuaa to a fight as MOA Arena security, PBA officials and even San Miguel’s active consultant Leo Austria tried to keep the situation from escalating further.
As per Abueva, Aida asked him “Why the f— are you smiling?” in front of his children which did not sit well with him.
Aida took to X (formerly Twitter) to air her side of the story.
“To set the record straight—Calvin did not physically attack me. I had to walk past him to go to the restroom. He smirked at me, nodded his head up and down & said ‘yeaaa,’ laughing. I said, ‘wtf is wrong with you?’ & kept walking. He walked after me and literally got in my face,” she posted.
The PBA has yet to issue a statement about the matter as of posting time.
The Beermen won 109-85 in Game 2 to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. Game 3 is on Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum.