Basketball is one of the most interesting and high calibers needed games. When players run behind a ball and chase each other while making efforts to put the ball in the basket makes every viewer hold its breath while watch them playing.
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is another interesting association of basketball that has made people goes crazy about it. The players they have and the matches they play are worth a watch. It is a men’s professional basketball league in the Philippines and is composed of twelve company-branded franchised teams. After National Basketball Association, PBA holds the second oldest continuously existing association in the world. Let’s take an insight about some of the highest paid PBA players of 2018.
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10. Cliff Hodge
Born on 3rd February 1988, Clifford Marion “Cliff” Hodge is a Filipino-American basketball player. He plays for the Meralco Bolts of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He managed to grab gold in the South East Asian games held in Thailand and this gave him much-required recognition all around the world. He one of the most popular PBA players among the basketball lovers and with his playing skills has got a lot of fans and followers. He is one of the highest paid PBA players and is at number ten in our list. In the 2012 PBA draft, Cliff Hodge got selected overall 4th by the Meralco Bolts.
9. Brian Heruela
Quinton Brian Heruela was born on 13th April 1989 and plays for the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is a Filipino-American basketball player who was the 26th pick in the 2014 PBA draft by Blackwater making him on influential PBA player of the time and the biggest “steals” of the 2014 draft. In the year 2015, he got traded to the Barako Bull Energy in exchange for Carlo Lastimosa and later to the San Miguel Beermen for Jeric Fortuna. By this act, he again gets with his former college teammate at the University of Cebu, June Mar Fajardo. Although he played for different teams but he is one of the most influential PBA players of the time.
8. Terrence Romeo
Terrance Romeo is a Filipino professional basketball player. Born on 16th March 1992 he is one young and energetic basketball player of the current time. He plays for the GlobalPort Batang Pier in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). His preferred positions while playing are the point guard and shooting guard positions. He is most commonly known as The Golden Boy which is his self-confessed moniker. This 25-year old PBA player is not leaving any stone unturned to prove his worth in the field and therefore is one of the highest paid PBA player of the era. In the year 2011, he managed to win the UAAP Rookie of the Year and was the member of the UAAP Mythical Team during his junior and senior years.
7. Jayson Castro
A well known and most popular Filipino professional basketball player, Jayson Castro William was born on 30th June 1986 and plays for the TNT KaTropa of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). The Blur is his self-claimed moniker due to the speed with which he plays. He is more famous with this name among his fans and followers. He has played for a number of teams like Philippine Christian University Dolphins in the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Philippine Basketball League teams Hapee-PCU Teeth Protectors. Apart from these he also played for Harbour Centre Batang Pier. Because of his amazing playing skills he got a position in the in Australia’s National Basketball League. Later the team withdraws from the championship, therefore, Jayson didn’t get the opportunity to play in the league.
6. Stanley Pringle
Stanley currently plays for GlobalPort Batang Pier in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is a Filipino-American professional basketball player born on 5th March 1987. For around 2 years he played for Pasco–Hernando State College. In the last two years of his college, he also made his appearance for Penn State that gave him popularity and recognition among the association. He managed to get a lot of fans following since then due to his amazing playing skills and game style. He got the privilege to be the top overall pick of the 2014 PBA draft making his worth million times. This is the reason why he is one of the highest paid PBA players of the era.
5. Arwind Santos
Born on 10th June 1981, Arwind Santos currently plays for the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is a Filipino professional basketball player who has achieved success and fame in a small age itself. He was selected second overall in the 2006 PBA draft by the Air21 Express with whom he signed a deal to play three seasons. Although his usual number was 19 but since it was already worn by Wynne Arboleda, he opts the number 29. During his entire career in the Philippines Basketball Association, he made many accolades to his name and won many games.
4. Asi Taulava
More popularly known as Asi Tualava his real name Pauliasi Taulava and was born on 2nd march 1973. He is a Filipino-Tongan professional basketball player in the Philippines and is considered as the oldest and most active player of the time. he is at present in his 18th season and plays for the NLEX Road Warriors in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is one of the most popular and dominant players in the field who have made many victories during his entire 16 years of career like 2003 MVP award, two All-Star Game MVP awards and the 2013 ABL MVP award. Due to his amazing playing style, he also got the opportunity to play as a member of the Philippine national team in international competitions. The Rock is his moniker.
3. Calvin Abueva
Calvin Abueva plays for the Alaska Aces of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Born on 4th February 1988, Calvin is one of the most enthusiastic PBA players of the time and also the third highest paid among all. His moniker is The Beast and is more popular with this name. He got picked second overall by the Alaska Aces in the 2012 PBA Draft where he continued to play till date. He has got amazing playing skills and gameplay that has made him get a number of fans and followers.
2. Greg Slaughter
Gregory William “Greg” F. Slaughter was born on 19th May 1988. He is a Filipino-American professional basketball player and plays for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). In the 2013 PBA draft, Greg Slaughter got selected first overall by the Barangay Ginebra. Due to his amazing gameplay and skills, he got nicknamed as Gregzilla by his fellow players. His giant heft and height are another reason for getting such name. great human being and great basketball player, Greg is the second highest paid and very successful PBA player of the time.
1. June Mar Fajardo
Born on 17th November 1989, June Mar Fajardo is the most popular and amazing PBA player who makes the most money from the game. He is the top-notch Filipino professional basketball player who is paid highest among all. He plays for the San Miguel Beermen of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).Since his college days, he started playing the game where he played in the center position. He is considered as the best PBA player for 3 consecutive years which is an accomplishment in itself. He has earned a silver medal in the Men’s Basketball at the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship. He is more popular with his moniker The Kraken.
These players have made the PBA proud and the people go crazy for them. Their unique playing style has made the people following the PBA to learn to play from them. With the high earnings, these players are the richest among all other PBA players. we hope to see even more amazing games with them.