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Manny Pacquiao Appears Arrogant Playing Ba...

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 21 Oct 2014

Manny Pacquiao appears arrogant playing basketball before bout

By Kevin Iole

A study published in 2010 conducted over a 17-year period discovered that the most common injury to afflict an NBA player is a lateral ankle sprain. More than 13 percent of all injuries studied in those 17 years were sprained ankles.
A sprained ankle is exactly the kind of injury that Manny Pacquiao risked when he played seven minutes as a player-coach for the Kia Sorento in the Philippine Basketball Association. Pacquiao had two turnovers in a game his team won 80-66 over the Blackwater Elite.

Pacquiao is supposed to defend the WBO welterweight title against Chris Algieri on Nov. 22 at Cotai Arena in Macau, China, in a bout on HBO Pay-Per-View. He has two main jobs now: Train for the fight and help to sell the pay-per-view.
He went on a 27,000-mile tour with Algieri and promoter Bob Arum in August, making stops in Macau, Shanghai, Singapore, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. All of that money is down the drain if Pacquiao were to get injured.

It would have also cost Algieri the fight of his life and all of the fighters on the undercard a significant payday...

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The Puncher's Photo The Puncher 21 Oct 2014

I wonder if K. Lole wrote the same article when Roy Jones Jr. played semi-pro basketball just hours before his schedule boxing bout.


The form on Manny's jump shot is terrible. PBA league...Pick-Up Basketball Association...should not hurt his preparation because it wasn't really basketball.

HeSoNice's Photo HeSoNice 21 Oct 2014

Did you see Algieri on tv? He's allegedly beaten Manny in pool, basketball, bowling... I beat he can beat him at singing, and a rice patty eating contest too