first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC After years of wait, the 30-year-old guard suited up for Blackwater on Friday and achieved what had seemed to be a long shot bid just months before.“I’m OK. I really enjoyed it,” said Zamar, who was welcomed to the league by no less than Ginebra’s Mark Caguioa when he first checked into the game at the 1:54 mark of the first quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’ve waited for this for a long time and after six years after I got drafted, it’s really a surreal feeling for me that I’m here.”Like what he did in his past stops, Zamar made the most of his time on the floor, pouring 15 points on a 4-of-5 shooting, alongside six rebounds in 21 minutes of play. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BIÑAN — Paul Zamar’s PBA dream is finally a reality.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Hopefully, we get a better result next time,” he said, turning their attention to TNT on Friday.For now, though, no one can steal Zamar’s thunder.“It’s a dream of mine as a basketball player to play in the PBA. I’m just very excited about what lies ahead,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “I think that should be the attitude of any professional player, that regardless of you play one minute or get a long playing time, you should be ready,” he said.Unfortunately for the 30-year-old, it wasn’t all fun and games as the Elite suffered a 105-91 defeat at the hands of the Gin Kings — the same team which drafted the former UE Red Warrior in the fourth round of the 2012 PBA Draft.With only a week of practice under his belt, Zamar acknowledges that he still needs more time to blend in, not just with his teammates but also the schemes of new coach Bong Ramos.“We still need to adjust to the system. I also know that as a new player, I’m also at an adjustment period here,” he said.But Zamar is not losing hope, not even with the Elite remaining winless this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 0-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Slaughter excited to build on strong return from injurylast_img

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