Calvin Abueva Suspended, Fined P20k After Flashing a Dirty Finger at Ginebra Fan

Calvin Abueva faces suspension and a fine for flashing a dirty finger

CALVIN ABUEVA – The Magnolia veteran was suspended and fined by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) after giving a dirty finger gesture to a Ginebra fan during their game at the Araneta Coliseum on March 31.

Abueva was slapped with a one-game suspension and a ₱20,000 fine, after Commissioner Willie Marcial summoned him to the PBA office on Wednesday regarding the incident. The issue stemmed from a collision between Abueva and Ginebra guard Nards Pinto with only 1:51 remaining in the first quarter.

As a result of the collision, Abueva kneeled down until he was seen engaging in an altercation with a fan seated in the courtside VIP seats, where he made the dirty finger gesture. Unbeknownst to Abueva, he was caught on national television.

Abueva said the fan insulted him and he was merely retaliating. In that game, the Gin Kings defeated Magnolia, 87-77.

Meanwhile. Calvin Abueva is a professional basketball player for the Magnolia Hotshots of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He began his collegiate basketball journey at San Sebastian College, where he made a name for himself as a formidable force in the NCAA. His exceptional performance earned him recognition, including back-to-back MVP awards and numerous accolades for his scoring, rebounding, and playmaking abilities.

In 2012, Abueva entered the professional basketball scene when he was drafted second overall by the Alaska Aces in the PBA Draft. He quickly made an impact, earning the Rookie of the Year award in his debut season. Throughout his tenure with the Aces, Abueva showcased his versatility and intensity, earning multiple All-Star selections and leading his team to victory in the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup.

Abueva’s career path took him to the Phoenix Fuel Masters in 2018, where he continued to excel despite facing challenges, including a suspension. Despite setbacks, he remained resilient, ultimately contributing to his team’s success. Currently, Abueva continues to make his mark in the PBA as a key player for the Magnolia Hotshots,

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