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Bong Ravena thought son Kiefer was bound to become a coach

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Kiefer Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Ferdinand “Bong” Ravena, the former PBA Rookie of the Year and many-time national team member, knew right when son Kiefer was just about five years old, that his son would also be having a career in basketball.But not as a player who has the potential to be truly great.ADVERTISEMENT “He once told me: ‘Look, dad, they’re playing a box-in-one (defense),” the elder Ravena said with genuine amazement. “He must be special, I said then. Because, I, being a player, can’t read a box-in-one defense when I am on the floor.”“I then declared that night: My son would be a great coach someday.”Kiefer, though, has had other plans since that night. He has continued to understand the game and because of his gift to be able to read game situations wherever he is, has an advantage over most players who don’t like to use their heads to get ahead of the rest.“Kiefer makes very sound decisions,” Bong said.The younger Ravena has gone on to make waves in an outstanding amateur career, winning championships and MVPs while with Ateneo in the UAAP and cracking this Gilas Pilipinas roster of pros playing here.ADVERTISEMENT View comments In all likelihood, he declare his availability for the coming PBA Draft and could very well wind up as the top overall pick, and he has started his transition to becoming a point guard by starting out at that spot for Gilas in its last two games here.There’s no doubt that Kiefer is bound to have an outstanding professional career as well, but that doesn’t mean that dad Bong was wrong in how he saw his son when he was five.The coaching could still come. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I said to myself, he could become a player some day. Could,” Ravena said on Monday before he and wife Mozzy watch their oldest child in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational here.“I honestly thought that he would make a great coach in the future.”Bong explained why that idea came to mind.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I started bringing him to my practices when he was five,” Bong said. “That’s when he was first introduced to the game. But one night, at home, we were watching a game on TV and it was Kiefer who was telling me ‘look, dad, they will call a timeout.’”Bong dismissed that as a fluke, until Kiefer started reading defensive alignments, offensive executions and substitution patterns by coaches every time they saw a game. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Mac Cardona to suit up for Zark’s Burgers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Family of Deadpool 2 stunt driver gets settlement after fatal filming incident

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — According to the Hollywood Reporter, the family of a stuntwoman who died a year and a half ago in Vancouver has received a settlement from the movie’s distributor.Joi Harris was a 40-year-old motorcyclist from New York City hired to perform a stunt for Deadpool 2 that required her to ride the motorcycle down a ramp over a set of stairs back in August of 2017.RELATED: Investigators release first official details of ‘Deadpool 2’ stuntwoman’s deathInstead of stopping at a landing, she drove the bike across a roadway, and was thrown into a glass-plate window of the Shaw Tower on Cordova Street.Witnesses at the time told NEWS 1130 the motorcyclist was going full-throttle.RELATED: ‘Deadpool 2’ stunt driver was reportedly working on her first filmIt was apparently the woman’s first time on a movie set, but she was an accomplished motorcycle racer.It’s not known how much 20th Century Fox paid out to the family.A final report by WorkSafe BC has yet to be completed.last_img read more