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    Quote Originally Posted by bolabasket
    Benson a pain in the neck

    Sta. Lucia happy to see American import go

    By TITO TALAO

    Must have been the sudden freedom, having spent time behind bars, and the liberty to wade freely into wantonness that ultimately brought down Lee Benson, the sacked import of the Sta. Lucia Realtors.

    Benson, who Realtors management sent packing the day they faced ó and lost to Ė the Ginebra Kings in a do-or-die PBA Fiesta Conference quarterfinal game Wednesday, had a checkered past and a reputation that preceded him: Lover of the night life, gambler, drug fiend, unreliable, temperamental, irreverent.

    "We were warned Benson had an attitude problem, but boss Buddy [Encarnado, the Realtors governor] wanted to give him a second chance," said a team insider.

    A desire to give a down-on-his-luck individual a break and a need for a potential savior to a faltering bid for back-to-back championships after two previous imports ó Wesley Wilson and Jamar Brown ó failed to make the grade.

    The Realtors were willing to give it a shot even if his first few hours in the country proved portentous.

    "On the day he was fetched at the airport by assistant coach Cholo Martin, Benson went looking for an area that offered wi-fi service, and when he couldnít find one he got disgusted and asked coach Cholo for his passport," the insider said. "He was going home less than an hour after flying in because he couldnít use the Internet."

    Benson was prevailed upon to stay and his arrival signaled a resurrection for the Realtors, the Philippine Cup champions, as they started piling up wins.

    Problems came to the surface, however, when Sta. Luciaís streak suddenly hit a snag, sending the Exie Robles franchise out of quarterfinal contention and into the perilous wildcard phase.

    "He was bar-hopping every night, renting taxi cabs for as long as three straight days," the insider bared.

    One time, Benson failed to settle his fare with the cab driver who had waited for him from dusk to dawn. When the chauffer drove to Bensonís place at the Globe Towers on Pioneer Street in Mandaluyong to demand for his fee, the six-foot-eleven import with the menacing demeanor shooed him away.

    The taxi driver left but returned shortly with his burly elder brother and two uniformed policemen.

    Bensonís assigned team driver who had come to bring him to practice called Encarnado on the phone and informed him of the problem.

    "Boss Buddy had to settle the R3,000 fare in exchange for a signed affidavit from the driver that no charges will be filed against Benson," said the insider.

    It was around this time that Bensonís New York-born agent who lives in Puerto Rico began calling and asking for his percentage, demanding to know why his Filipino counterpart had been paid ahead of him.

    Encarnado, the team insider said, patiently explained to the man that it was not so, but Bensonís agent would have none of it, insisting that his ward be given his passport, plane ticket, and money so he could leave.

    It went on and on and it reached the point when Benson informed the team, minutes before they took the floor against the Talk ĎN Text Phone Pals in the wildcard phase, that he was leaving after the game.

    Benson had a superb evening -- 27 points and 26 rebounds as Sta. Lucia clinched the fourth and last quarterfinal berth. But his pre-game announcement left the entire Realtors team groping in the dark, with the mighty Ginebra Kings waiting in the best-of-three playoffs.

    Benson suited up for the series opener against the Kings Sunday, but the Realtors failed to hang on to a 13-point lead and wound up losing, 92-90.

    Two days later, on the eve of their do-or-die meeting with Ginebra, Benson, without any notice, skipped the all-important practice.

    It was the last straw for Encarnado, according to the team insider.

    The Sta. Lucia official delivered Bensonís passport, plane ticket and money to the Office of the Commissioner for proper disposal.

    Encarnado was supposed to have told Commissioner Sonny Barrios: "This has to end. We cannot be held hostage by a blackmailer."

    Said the source: "Boss Buddy was unwilling to compromise team integrity for one player who makes a mockery of league rules."

    Without Benson in Game 2, the Kings breezed past the Realtors, 113-85, Wednesday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo, sending them to the best-of-seven semifinals against Red Bull while putting an emphatic end to Sta. Luciaís dream of a mini-grand slam.

    (Postscript: The Realtors later learned that Bensonís agent had booked him to a higher-paying contract in China, making it plain the long-night charades and habitual tardiness were all part of the scheme to get him out of his contract.)
    Ouch that really sucks.. What a blackmailer


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    that really shows that once a crook, always a crook.
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    Benson and his agent were partners in crime!

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    He looks like the Candyman...
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    I couldn't find the PBA Greatest Imports Thread, so i just post this one on this thread that i had started months ago.



    Looking at Tony Harris stats, I think he is most explosive import in the history of the PBA, and he was putting some godly stats in the 1990's while playing for the Concepcion Franchise ( Swift and Sunkist)

    Career PBA Statistics

    1992 Swift - 60.7 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 8.09 apg, 2.17 spg, 0.43 bpg, .542 FG%, .915 FT%.

    1993 Swift - 46.0 ppg, 12 rpg, 7.76 apg, 2.12 spg, 0.44 bpg, .569 FG%, .824 FT%

    1996 Sunkist - 37.0 ppg, 9 rpg, 4.7 apg, 2.0 spg, 0.7 bpg, 1.000 FT%, .427 FG%

    1998 Pop Cola - 25.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.90 apg, 1.25 spg, .469 FG%, .904 FT %

    PBA Career Averaged: 48.4 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 6.9 apg, 2.01 spg, 0.41 bpg, .540 FG%, .878 FT%

    PBA Career High: 105 points ( vs. Ginebra San Miguel 1992)

    http://www.geocities.com/maong69/tonyharris.html

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    Default here is a link

    I think there are still so many threads about this one but this is the only 1 I can find.
    link for best import threads and other stuffs.

    http://basketball.exchange.ph/index....s-of-all-time/
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    OT: Former Tanduay import Ira Clark is still strutting his stuff in Australia...


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    Quote Originally Posted by rhk111 View Post
    I really, really doubt if anybody else would hire Lee Benson after that this incident. This is Interbasket, where imports can be tracked internationally, so where is Lee Benson now?

    Also, how the heck did Buddy Encarnado allow himself to be duped into hiring such a headcase of an import? If Buddy was the Team Manager of any other PBA team out there, no doubt he would've been fired already.

    Lee Benson is among the most sought and highly paid imports in China. The Chinese are pay some imports at European levels with some getting much-much more than they can earn in the NBA. This makes a number of imports just too impractical to hire due to the astronomical amount of money they're getting from the NBA teams. They're damn overpaid and I agree with a number of NBA writers and analysts, majority of these players just dont deserve that big amount of salaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhk111 View Post
    I really, really doubt if anybody else would hire Lee Benson after that this incident. This is Interbasket, where imports can be tracked internationally, so where is Lee Benson now?

    Also, how the heck did Buddy Encarnado allow himself to be duped into hiring such a headcase of an import? If Buddy was the Team Manager of any other PBA team out there, no doubt he would've been fired already.

    Lee Benson is among the most sought and highly paid imports in China. The Chinese are pay some imports at European levels with some getting much-much more than they can earn in the NBA. This makes a number of imports just too impractical to hire due to the astronomical amount of money they're getting from the CBA teams. They're damn overpaid and I agree with a number of NBA writers and analysts, majority of these players just dont deserve that big amount of salaries.
    LABAN KUNG LABAN! KAYA NATIN PILIPINAS!
    Mabuhay ang TEAM PILIPINAS !!!!


    NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
    THE DREAM LIVES ON !!!!


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    OT: Lenny Cooke turns from basketball prospect to cook

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/sp...-was.html?_r=1


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    heard from last night's broadcast that adam parada has a filipina wife (a former volleyball player)....hope they have sons hehe....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ticket View Post
    heard from last night's broadcast that adam parada has a filipina wife (a former volleyball player)....hope they have sons hehe....
    yes. her picture/video is actually posted here in this forum somewhere.
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