Manny Pacquiao’s PBA debut had generated various reactions from netizens. The Filipino boxing champion had started out in the PBA as the playing coach of Kia Sorento.
Manny Pacquiao played as one of the five starters for Kia Sorento for the first seven minutes of the game against Blackwater. The game is the very first one held right after the opening ceremony of the 40th season of PBA held in Philippine Arena that had also been in live broadcast though TV5 live streaming.
So far, Pacquiao had concentrated more with coaching other than playing in the hard court. He was not able to get a chace to shoot a ball and had two turnover during his play in the first quarter. Fans would shout and squeal every time the boxing icon will get of a hold on the ball.
Pacquiao is also underway of hs training for his upcoming boxing fight against Chris Algieri on Novenber 23, in Macau.
While some say that Pacquiao is better off as a boxer where he belongs, many also shared their thoughts that Pacquiao actually did well with couching his team as they won the game with the score 80-66. Many also commented that the team’s defense was well thought of.
LA Revilla of Kia also got praises from Manny, as the coach said that LA’s play had lifted the moralle of the team more than 52, 600 fans had crowded the Arena for the opening of the PBA for the season 2014- 2015, where Pacquiao’s wife, Jynkee played as the muse of her husband’s team.
Many netizens also sided with Pacquiao, saying that his first game was not so bad and there is a chance that he will do better in the other upcoming games of the team. Many were also inspired by his determination to reach his dream despite people’s opinions. References: abs-cbn, inquirer