Bay Area's Blankley, Powell summoned by PBA for comments on PBA officials

5:42 pm on 5 January 2023, Thursday

PBA summoned Hayden Blankley and import Myles Powell of Bay Area Dragons for their comments on the officiating of Game Three of the Commissioner's Cup finals.

Commissioner Willie Marcial said he would speak with Blankley and Powell on Thursday.

The summoning came after Blankley and Powell took to social media to criticize the referees for their officiating.

Blankley first described the officiating as "cooked" in his post on his Instagram story.

Powell also took to IG story highlighting the free throw discrepancy between Bay Area and Barangay Ginebra.

The guest team only had 10 free throws and had 28 fouls, while Barangay Ginebra attempted 38 free throws and had 12 fouls.

The Dragons dropped Game 3 against Gin Kings 89-82, falling to a 2-1 series deficit.

Meanwhile, Marcial said Bay Area coach Brian Goorjian would not be summoned.


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