Calvin Abueva fined for mocking gesture in PBA Finals Game 2

Calvin Abueva fined for mocking gesture in PBA Finals Game 2

/ 06:02 PM February 06, 2024

Mo Tautuaa Calvin Abueva Game 2 PBA Finals

San Miguel big man Mo Tautuaa, left, and Magnolia forward Calvin Abueva during Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.–MARLO CUETO/

MANILA, Philippines—Magnolia’s Calvin Abueva has been fined P100,000 for his mocking gesture towards San Miguel coach Jorge Gallent in Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

On Tuesday, the PBA released a statement saying Abueva has been penalized after violating a league rule which stated that “any person who offends the dignity of any person on account of ‘physical disability’ shall be subject to a fine not lower than P100,000.”


On Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena, Abueva was on his way to the Hotshots’ bench at the 9:52 mark of the fourth quarter but not without passing by the Beermen’s bench to mock Gallent’s eyes.


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Gallent’s eyes are visibly impaired. His vision has been affected after an accident in 1988.

That wasn’t the only situation that Abueva was involved in last Sunday.

Abueva, Tautuaa talk it out

Right after San Miguel’s 109-85 win, the “Beast” found himself in another spat, this time with the wife of San Miguel swingman Mo Tautuaa.

That has also been fixed, according to PBA commissioner Willie Marcial after both Tautuaa and Abueva were summoned on Tuesday to talk about the matter.

“Abueva apologized to the PBA and to Tautuaa and his wife. They already talked and have fixed things,” said Marcial.

No suspension was dealt to Abueva, who faces a gargantuan task ahead of him as the Hotshots face a 0-2 deficit to the Beermen in the best of seven PBA Finals.

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