Pba's Best Teams
Posted 28 January 2009 - 01:09 PM
# 19 Mon Fernandez
# 10 Alvin Teng
# 12 Yves Dignadice
# 9 Samboy Lim
# 14 Hector Calma
# 4 Elmer Reyes
# 11 Tonichi Yturri
# 17 Jeffrey Graves
# 23 Ricky Brown
# 15 Ricky Cui
# 5 Franz Pumaren
# 8 Bobby Jose
# 7 Alfie Almario
#24 Norman Black
#25 Michael Phelps (haha same name as the swimmer)
# 3 Ennis Whatley
Posted 29 January 2009 - 12:57 PM
meneses, victoria, asaytono, balingit, etc...
Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:51 PM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:29 PM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:36 PM
Edited by megalodon, 14 July 2009 - 10:38 PM.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:33 AM
1st Conference : SMB over Rookie Team Purefoods in 7 games. Norman Black for SMB, David Thirdkill for Purefoods, Jamie Waller for Ginebra.
Closest games ever during that time. Almost all games were decided by 5points or less.
2nd Conference : Ginebra (or Anejo) won over Purefoods (Patrimonio's Maiden conference) in 4 games. Down by 19 points in the 4th canto, rallied with treys.
Ampalayo helped his team win while having a high fever. BTW, Ginebra qualified for the Finals beating SMB in a knockout match with the so
called 'God's Play' (Joey Loyzaga's assist to Romulo Mamaril for a buzzer beater win)
IBA Invitationals : Anejo win with Bobby Parks and Willy Bland as a 'Loaned Imports'
3rd Conference : SMB as Champ
1988 MVP Mon Fernandez : Purefoods team (1st 2 Conferences), SMB 3rd Conference . Was traded for Guidaben nung 3rd Conf after the infamous Accusation of Team Manager Rene Buhain regarding Alleged game fixing
Edited by tjdsaint, 15 July 2009 - 11:37 AM.
Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:41 PM
Dong Polistico he he he
Posted 28 November 2009 - 02:11 AM
TANDUAY HAD PURE INDIVIDUAL TALENTS IN ITS ROSTER, BUT SHELL HAS TEAM WORK.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:46 AM
These two teams played many classic battles over the PBA’s first nine seasons, and dominated the PBA landscape by virtually making the three-conference titles a two-team affair. Simply put, they were the two best teams of their era, and among the two best of all time.
And since they were such great teams, it was only natural that they measured themselves against each other, because that’s what the great ones do. And out of this obsession to be better than the other, the greatest Philippine basketball rivalry of all time was born.
Their very first PBA game, played on May 10, 1975, already gave us a glimpse of what was to come. With only three seconds left, and the Redmanizers already assured of victory, Toyota’s Oscar Rocha punched Crispa’s Bernie Fabiosa. It was the first in what would be a series of fight-marred contests between the two archrivals.
Perhaps no other game better typified this spoiling-for-a-fight mood of Toyota-Crispa matches than the one that opened the 1977 PBA season. Crispa narrowly defeated Toyota, 122-121, and afterwards Mon Fernandez and Philip Cezar got into it on the way to the locker rooms. Pretty soon, players from both teams got involved, and the whole thing escalated into a full-blown rumble. Story goes that all the players were detained in Camp Crame overnight.
One former Crispa player was recently quoted as saying that their hatred for one another was so intense that if players from one team chanced upon players from another team in a bar, a fight would inevitably break out.
Crispa and Toyota were so good that between them they won the first 10 PBA titles, and 11 of the first 12 over the PBA’s first four seasons. During this time span, only the U-Tex Wranglers managed to break the stranglehold with a championship in the ’78 Invitational Conference.
All in all, though, Crispa had the edge in total championships, 13-9. In terms of head-to-head matches, the Redmanizers also had more wins, but it was a very close 63-60.
As for the players, they also dominated the league’s Most Valuable Player award. From 1975 to 1983, with the exception of 1981, either a Crispa player or a Toyota player was named MVP. Here, the Redmanizers also had the edge, with six of their players winning the MVP compared to two for Toyota.
For those who want to know, the MVP winners were Bogs Adornado (1975-76), Freddie Hubalde (1977), Atoy Co (1979), Cezar (1980) and Abet Guidaben (1983) for Crispa; and Robert Jaworski (1978) and Mon Fernandez (1982) for Toyota.
After dominating the 1982 season with two titles, the Super Corollas stumbled in 1983 as a power struggle between the team’s two best players — Fernandez and Jaworski — finally boiled over after years of simmering just beneath the surface. Toyota failed to make it to the finals of any of the three conferences, and they were even ousted in the elimination round of the Reinforced Conference. To rub salt on their wounds, their hated rivals completed a Grand Slam, sweeping all three conference titles.
The deteriorating economic and political situation eventually took its toll on Crispa as well, and at the end of the ’84 season, they, too, bid the PBA farewell. It was the end of an era, and it was a less-than-ideal way to end a magnificent rivalry.
But the two great rivals would get one more chance to write finis on their epic rivalry, although it would come 20 years late. On May 30, 2003, players from both sides — at least those who could still run, jump and shoot — reunited to play each other (and exchange elbows and flying kicks) one last time. Toyota got the last word in on the rivalry, winning, 65-61. Fittingly, the game-winning play featured the two players who feuded during their final season together — Jaworski and Fernandez. With time winding down, and Toyota protecting a slim one-point lead, a grey-haired Fernandez found his old teammate at the top of the three-point circle. And as if it was 1978 all over again, Jaworski calmly buried a three-point shot to lift Toyota to its last win over Crispa.
Afterwards, Terry Saldana showed everyone that not much had changed. Interviewed by the press, the former Toyota forward labeled the Crispa players “larong squatter.” Co retorted by challenging Saldana to take a drug test first, while Cezar was more blunt, calling his rival “bobo” (dumb).
Now that’s what I call a rivalry.
Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:31 PM
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