Powerade's Big Three will remain intact for the meantime after PBA commissioner Rudy Salud vetoed the proposed trade that would have sent Marcio Lassiter to Petron Blaze in exchange for Nonoy Baclao and Rey Guevarra.
"My main concern as commissioner is to find out whether a sale or not has been consummated between Coke and San Miguel because if one was consummated then those two parties would be related parties and therefore no trade between them could ever be allowed under current rules," Salud said in a statement. "Having established anyway that no sale was consummated, these two teams can now make trades. Upon evaluation of the trade that is now before my office, I am exercising my right as commissioner to veto the trade and return the trade to the parties concerned for possible revisions to make it more balanced."
The trade had come under fire following reports that the Powerade franchise was set to be reacquired by the San Miguel group. Salud had said that he would defer actionRead More »from Salud vetoes Petron-Powerade trade