When it rains, it pours.
It seems that professional basketball suffered quite a beating these past weeks. After the unsuccessful campaign that Team Pilipinas had during the recently concluded FIBA Asia Qualifier at Tokushima, Japan, now Noli Eala steps down as Commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association. (PBA)
Eala was disbarred by the Supreme Court for “gross immorality” and conduct unbecoming of an officer of the court, for allegedly engaging in an affair with a married woman. After the decision, Eala, who anticipated losing the confidence of the PBA Board of Governors, went on to tender his resignation. I honestly believed that Eala did a good job during his tenure. He was able to bring back the luster of the PBA. The past five years were trying times for the league, when people stopped attending the games and TV ratings began to slump. Though I understand that the integrity of the man at the commissioner’s post reflects on the entire league, I feel bad that Eala will not be able to continue his projects for the sport we all love so dearly.
But anyway, life goes on for everyone, including him. Looking ahead at the bright prospects that Eala opened up for the PBA will continue to inspire everyone for a bigger and more exciting season ahead.
Good luck and thank you, Noli Eala..