The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) got hot and steamy the other night when former first-round NBA Draft pick Terrance Jones (Text N’ Talk Tropang Texters) threw a low blow after he was knocked to the floor during play.
Calvin Abueva (Phoenix Fuel Masters) was on the receiving end of the low blow. Terrance Jones was then seen dancing on the sidelines as his team was leading the game during the fourth quarter. Calvin took the low blow and the dancing personally and decided to get even as you can see in the clip below.
Former NBA player Terrence Jones dealt a low blow to an opponent who later clotheslined him, sparking a brawl in a Philippine Basketball Association game.
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You can see that when Calvin delivered the blow, it sent Jones into an uproar that almost sparked a brawl between the two teams. Calvin would later mock Jones’ dance with a little dance of his own.
Since the altercation, Calvin Abueva was ejected from the game and has since been suspended by the PBA. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial told reporters that Abueva was fined P70,000.00 for engaging in an argument with a fan and another P50,000.00 for a flagrant foul (F2) against Terrance Jones.
The commissioner didn’t stop there. To deter future altercations on the court, Commissioner Marcial went ahead and fined Anthony and David Semerad P20,000 each for their altercation with Jason Castro. Castro was fined P1,000 for his verbal altercation, Terrance Jones was fined P70,000 for hitting Abueva in the groin and for his later contact with the PBA official. To top it off Commissioner Marcial fined Text ‘N Talk assistant team manager Miguel Fernandez P10,000 for approaching the technical table.
After the game, Terrance told Rappler Sports that he didn’t hit Abueva in the groin and insisted that he flopped on his own.
Terrence Jones denies hitting Calvin Abueva in the groin area midway through the final frame of TNT's 114-88 win over Phoenix here in Antipolo City.
Abueva was ejected after clotheslining Jones.
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