Wynne Arboleda

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Wynne Arboleda
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No. 19 – NLEX Road Warriors
Position Point guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1976-11-26) November 26, 1976 (age 38)
Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College Panay Technological College/Manuel L. Quezon University
PBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Selected by the Pop Cola Panthers
Pro career 2000–present
Career history
1998–1999 Laguna Lakers
2000 Pop Cola Panthers
2001 Tanduay Rhum Masters
2002–2011 Air 21 Express
2011–2012 Barako Bull Energy
2012–present Air21 Express/NLEX Road Warriors
Career highlights and awards
  • 2005-06 PBA All-Defensive Team
  • 2006-07 PBA All-Defensive Team
  • 2006-07 PBA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2006-07 PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 2007-08 PBA All-Defensive Team
  • 2008-09 PBA All-Defensive Team
  • 2008-09 PBA Defensive Player of the Year

Wynne Arboleda (born November 26, 1976) is a Filipino basketball player who plays for the NLEX Road Warriors in the Philippine Basketball Association. He is known by his moniker "The Snatcher" in reference to his steals during games.

Player profile[edit]

Arboleda first played for the Laguna Lakers in the MBA and later entered the PBA in 2000. He had short stints with the Pop Cola Panthers and the Tanduay Rhum Masters before joining the FedEx Express.

Fan incident[edit]

On October 16, 2009, during his team's game against Smart Gilas at the Araneta Coliseum, specifically halfway in the second quarter, Arboleda was involved in an incident where he assaulted a paying spectator, Alain Katigbak, after the latter shouted profane words directed at him following his second flagrant foul against Gilas' Marnel "Mac" Baracael. As a result of the second flagrant foul, he was ejected from the court soon after.[1]

Three days later, PBA Commissioner Sonny Barrios suspended him for the rest of the 2009-2010 season plus one game without pay, effective immediately, on top of any possible court case Katigbak would file against him as a result of the assault. The suspension is said to be the league's heaviest sanction to date. In addition, he was fined PhP20,000 for the two flagrant 1 fouls he committed, and was blacklisted from attending PBA games during the period of his suspension.[2]

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Preceded by
Marc Pingris
Arwind Santos
PBA Defensive Player of the Year
2006-2007
2008-2009
Succeeded by
Arwind Santos
Gabe Norwood