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PBA has to be a habit again – Mikee

Globalport owner and Rep. Mikee Romero (1Pacman) wants the PBA to go “hi-tech” in order to gain more following not only in the country but also in countries with a large number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Romero said it’s high time to use electronic media which is the easiest way to lure basketball fans back just like what transpired during the Governors’ Cup Finals where the Smart Araneta Coliseum was packed by Ginebra and Meralco fans.

“The PBA has to be a habit again, like when the time of Crispa versus Toyota,” Romero said in his speech during the PBA Press Corps Awards Night last Saturday at Gloria Maris inside Gateway in Cubao.

Leo Austria & Mikee Romero

Leo Austria & Mikee Romero

“I grew up following the PBA – I’m a big fan of Crispa. I played basketball, became an owner, and will soon be the chairman. I want to see that the league be a habit again for Filipinos,” added Romero who congratulated all the winners, including San Miguel’s Leo Austria as Coach of the Year and Rain or Shine owners Raymond Yu and Terry Que as Danny Floro Executives of the Year.

All basketball fans, according to Romero, shall have easy access to information and updates about the league and their favorite teams.

With that, the social media team of the league should double its effort and he will support the team all the way – hoping that other team owners would likewise back his plans.

“I know that we can do it and we will do it,” said Romero, who will assume the league chairmanship next month during the annual planning session of the league’s Board of Governors in South Korea.

“We have to go high-tech, that’s the only way we can bring PBA back to the consciousness of every Filipino whether they are in the country or working abroad.”

“PBA games should be available to everybody because that’s also one way of promoting our country,” added Romero, noting that the league has a big following in countries like Taiwan and in the Middle East.