Manny Pacquiao is Now a Professional Basketball Player?

Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Chris Algieri on November 22, 2014 in Macau, China.

What has he been doing to prepare? Playing basketball apparently.

Pacquiao started Sunday’s game for the new expansion team, the KIA Sorento of the Philippine Basketball Association.

He apparently played seven minutes and committed two turnovers, his team went on to win the game 80-66 against the Blackwater Elite at Philippine Arena.

Pacquiao joined the team after being drafted 11th overall in the 2014 PBA draft, being the oldest rookie to be drafted into the Philippine Basketball Association.

Not only does he play Point Guard for the team, he’s also their coach.

Pacquiao did announce after the game that he would take a break from his KIA duties to focus on his defense of the WBO welterweight crown.

Here is a video of him playing below (from a pre-season game):

 

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