Yesterday, the PBA opened the doors to its 40th season the way our eyes like it best: with e bevy of super gorgeous muses. Truth be told, it was almost like watching a beauty pageant unfold inside the gargantuan Philippine Arena in Bulacan! We likey!
Then, a pair of highly-energized games that featured newcomers Blackwater Elite and KIA Sorento and Barangay Ginebra and Talk N' Text were played in front of a record crowd of—wait for it—over 52,000!
The record attendance was understandable—aside from the team muses, which included FHM cover girls Alice Dixson and Ellen Adarna, the whole world also wanted to witness Manny Pacquiao play his first PBA regular season game as the league's oldest rookie ever. Then of course, there's crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra. Mix that all up and you've got a recipe for an overflowing venue, not to mention a historic event for Philippine hoops.
That being said, it would be a shame if we, the basketball-hungry and women-loving folks here at FHM, had missed out on all the fun. And we didn't! For our fellow Pinoys who came to witness it all, ang saya, noh? For those who didn't, well, we don't want you to feel left out so we came up with a massive, photo-filled recap to share with you all the awesomeness that transpired!
Let's start with the muses. We you know you want to...
San Miguel picked FHM December 2013 cover girl Alice Dixson as their main muse (they had two other co-muses). She's definitely stunning, proving yet again that FHM knows women age is but a number. But if we're going to give her one, we'll give her a ten!
For Rain or Shine, it was Glennifer Perido, the current Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International. Her smile makes us forget just how tough the Elastopainters' style of play is.
Actress Diane Medina sashayed on the hardcourt for newcomer NLEX. My, what a cute smile that is (nope, not Enrico Villanueva's/that big dude behind her).
Hey, Miss RAD! You're everywhere these days, and we're not complaining!
PBA commissioner Atty. Chito Salud is all smiles for obvious reasons. Gudjab, boss!
Another FHM cover girl spotted! Here's Sunshine Cruz lending her mala-porsenalang kutis for Blackwater Elite.