Sports, entertainment and more.
These are the main ingredients of the newly-formed Community Basketball Association (CBA) which will hit the road starting next month.
Carlo Maceda, a popular actor-model and the main proponent of the CBA, said the league will cater even to the ordinary people in the barangay who love sports, especially basketball.
Maceda said he has already invited PBA legend Pido Jarencio to serve as the commissioner.
“The MBA is a league for everybody.This is the answer to the prayers of ordinary people in the barangays who dreams of playing basketball but do not get the chance in the big leagues,” said Maceda during the media launch at the Icon Hotel in Timog Ave, Quezon City.
Maceda, an avid basketball player himself before joining the movies in the 90s, said he is confident that the CBA will find its rightful place in the basketball-crazy country teeming with leagues and tournaments even in the farthest barangays all over the country.
“We all love basketball. The Filipinos love basketball. Kahit saang barangay, kahit saan siyudad, kahit saan probinsya, may basketball,” said Maceda, who also revealed plans to bring in experts to manage the conduct of the tournaments professionally.
“This is where the CBA comes in. We would like to give everybody the chance to play basketball in a different setting and differeant atmosphere,” added Maceda.
There’s a happy twist, according to Maceda.
“But we will not only bring basketball closer to the people. We will also bring a fiesta-like atmosphere to the city or barangay hosting the games,” he added.
“We will also bring live entertainment to the people, like “Battle of the Bands”, concerts, singing and dancing contests and inter-active games with attractive prizes from our spinsors that will keep the people happy,” said Maceda.
“But of course, basketball will be our centerpiece event.”
An added attraction to teams participating in the CBA is that all games will be shown on Facebook livestreaming and over IBC 13 for the three consecutive nights on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.