Calvin Abueva has been released from Willie Marcial’s proverbial doghouse and will now be able to join the Phoenix Fuel Masters.

This year has been hell for the former almost-PBA MVP. After an awesome rookie season, Abueva has had a tumultuous career. Sure, while he is a two-time Mythical Fiver as well as a one-time Second Teamer and a one-time Best Player of the Conference, he has been caught on cam for expressing pleasantries towards a female fan, doing WWE finishers on his opponents, airing domestic fights in public… and going incognito in team practices only to show up in non-sanctioned events.


The Beast has a leash and he can only join team practices. Marcial granted the former Gilas Pilipinas star practice player access in order for him to stay in game shape.

Oh snap.

I think Marcial could use Abueva in PBA advocacy events. Call him ambassador or if you’re a hater… a mascot BUT The Beast is still The Beast and perhaps this is a good way for Abueva to earn pay. I don’t know how the Phoenix Fuel Masters will get their investment if Abueva is a practice player but I’m pretty sure they want this guy to play especially since they had Paolo Bugia tagging along with The Beast.

Abueva is about to turn 32 next February. I want to say that he’s all good now because Abueva could have been vital cog if he got the Gilas Pilipinas FIBA World Cup call. I know his antics are far from acceptable but when thinking right, Calvin is an exceptional player.

And I am not the only one who’s saying this… with the Youtube page of Sports5 as evidence.  

I mean… the trolls asking for an Abueva lifetime ban are the same peeps who are asking for his team re-entry.

That’s how crazy our FIBA World Cup stint was.



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