Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – It took until the first game of his second season in the PBA, but 8-division boxing champion and Mahindra Enforcers playing head coach Manny Pacquiao has finally made his first ever career shot.
It took place with 10 minutes left in the second period of Mahindra's game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Sunday, October 25, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Pacquiao received a pass from teammate Karl Dehesa on the left corner and hit a jumper in front of Chris Tiu to give his team a 27-25 lead.
Manny Pacquiao scores! This is not a drill! #PBA2016 pic.twitter.com/0xyileVRPz — Kaye Cabal (@kcabal25) October 25, 2015
Here’s another look:
Here's more angles from that Pacquiao jumper. #PBA @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/GVLGTRd3iQ — Naveen Ganglani (@naveenganglani) October 25, 2015
Pacquiao played in the first half for just 5 minutes and 58 seconds and finished with two points on 1-of-3 shooting. In his rookie season, Pacquiao recorded just a point on a free throw but went 0-of-6 from the field.