The Christmas Party of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas was held Monday night at the Country Side Place along Katipunan Extension (between Kopi Rotti and Freska). That's Assistant Coach Allan Gregorio waving from the balcony. It was also announced that Bernie Atienza is now Deputy Executive Director of the SBP.Pato Gregorio, Vic Ycasiano (Coach of the STI Olympians), Eric Altamirano, and Joel Lopa. Not in the picture are Chot Reyes and Binky Favis.
With JV Casio, Rey Guevarra and Dylan Ababou at the party. These are the guys I usually hang with when I'm with the team along with Jason Ballesteros and Mark Barroca. Japeth Aguilar was down with a stomach virus while Greg Slaughter and Jamal Sampson went to the US for the holidays.
All the national teams and departments of the SBP had to prepare a number for the party. The Discovery Women's National Team did an okay dance number.
Smart Gilas danced to the Boyfriends' "Sumayaw Sumunod" and were led by Dylan and JV.The referees won the best presentation with a well-prepped number that included both singing and dancing. The best hirit of the night was by Mac Baracael who yelled during the refs' number: "Ayusin niyo tawag niyo!" Man, that brought the house down. Both Mac and Rabeh Al-Hussaini kept people in stitches with their one-liners.
With Mac Baracael and Jason Ballesteros. Jace won the top raffle prize of a television set flat screen!
With Doc Albert, Magi Sison, Al Ramos, and JR Cawaling.
With a couple of refs and Nardy Madrasto who helps out with his mania for research and info.
Dylan: Ano yung trabaho na sa lalaki lang meron (at wala sa babae)?
More pics in my Facebook photo album.