The Philippine Basketball Association kicked off its 38th season with a colorful opening ceremony yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. PBA commissioner Chito Salud expects the league to once again deliver this season and produce the best product possible for the basketball-loving Filipinos. ‘’What is the PBA pinoy tv that we want? After a round of consultations, I crystalized a vision that our league will look forward to. We want a PBA that will offer the best class of sports entertainment. We want a PBA that is competitive. We want a PBA that is successful,’’ said Salud in pinoy tv his opening speech to open things up.
Salud once again pointed out that the competitive balance of the league this season is far more obvious. The 10 teams had their traditional parade with their respective governors and muses. They all came down from the gallery all the way to the hardwood. The league’s new chairman Robert Non, Barangay Ginebra’s governor pinoy channel, was also introduced as he took pleasure in officially opening the new season. ‘’We expect all of our players to play with their best but with dignity and pride as well,’’ said Non. Also, the Smart Gilas Pilipinas National team, which won the Jones Cup, was honored for its recent exploits.