- Former basketball player Bong Alvarez was arrested by the QCPD for punching a man in a bar in Sgt. Esguerra
- The police said that Alvarez is included in the Quezon City drug watch list
- The ex-PBA player already went to rehab back in 2012
Paul “Bong” Alvarez, a former superstar in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), was arrested by the police on Sunday after getting into a bar fight.
The violent incident took place inside a bar in Sgt. Esguerra, corner Timog Avenue, Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City.
According to the police’s initial investigation, Bong Alvarez was in the bar with his live-in partner when he suddenly caused chaos and punched his victim named John Mendoza.
The former basketball star is facing charges of causing physical injuries and he is detained at the QCPD Station 10.
Police Supt. Pedro Sanchez, the chief of the QCPD Station 10, said that the ex-PBA cager was included in the drug watch list. He has reportedly been involved in drugs for many years already, even going to a rehab in order to solve his addiction.
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He used to be one of the most popular basketball players in the country. He was called “Mr. Excitement” for his aggressive and thrilling offensive plays, best known for his unique and bone-jarring slam dunks.
Alvarez played for Alaska from 1989-1992, Sta. Lucia in 1993, San Miguel from 1995-1997 and Ginebra in 1998.
He has career averages in the PBA of 11.6 points per game, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. His career-best averages include 23.4 points per game, 8.1 rebounds, and 5.7 assists.
In just his second year for Alaska, Alvarez made a history in PBA by scoring the most points in one game with 71 points. In the same year, “Mr. Excitement” was included in the Mythical Five.
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