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    Before playing basketball, Alvin Patrimonio and Jun Limpot played volleyball and tennis respectively...

    Three Racela brothers' nicknames was based on the day of their birth...Olsen on All-Saints Day, Nash (assistant coach of TNT) on National Heroes' Day and Wally, well no occasion...

    Did you notice that Kerby Raymundo change his jersey from 21 to 5...That because his idol, Kevin Garnett wears number 5 (21 was retired in Boston)...

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    Freddie Abuda was the first player to go US for the treatment of his injury...Purefoods management took care of his medical bills...

    Joey Mente (5'9''?) is the shortest player to win a Slam Dunk Contest....

    The Crispa Redmanizers’ roster in the PBA’s inaugural season had five future Most Valuable Player awardees in Atoy Co, Bogs Adornado, Abet Guidaben, Philip Cezar and Freddie Hubalde.

    Danny Florencio was also involved in the first ever player trade in the league, when he, along with Jimmy Otazu of U/Tex were traded for 7-Up’s Tino Reynoso and Ulysses Rodríguez in 1977.

    The first white American import to play in the PBA was John Kazmer, who saw action for U/Tex in 1981.

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    joey mente? is he not the dude who just layed up the ball in the slam dunk competition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rspk View Post
    joey mente? is he not the dude who just layed up the ball in the slam dunk competition?
    may be the one who layed up in the dunk contest was leo bat-og in the MBA..LOL..

    Joey Mente if I am right even competed in the ABC vs. PBA All Star Night Dunk Contest against the guy from Qatar I think..the Mubarak guy if I remember correctly..

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    Alaska Aces in present has five southpaws (left-handed) that creates also a playing quintet:

    G-Willie Miller
    G/F-Mark Borboran
    F-Reynel Hugnatan
    F-Joe Devance
    C/F-John Ferriols

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    Which Basketball Professional League in the world who implements a Height Limit for an Import?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knoy View Post
    Did you notice that Kerby Raymundo change his jersey from 21 to 5...That because his idol, Kevin Garnett wears number 5 (21 was retired in Boston)...
    and he named his first born Kevin Garnett Raymundo.

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    4 father and son tandems, played for ginebra, the most by any pba team:

    big j and dudut
    freddie & paolo hubalde
    romy & billy mamaril
    sonny & junjun cabatu

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    PBA is the first league that has a rule about "flopping"(which in my opinion makes the league more gayish)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramzaruglia View Post
    PBA is the first league that has a rule about "flopping"(which in my opinion makes the league more gayish)
    and alaska got away with so many flops last night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramzaruglia View Post
    PBA is the first league that has a rule about "flopping"(which in my opinion makes the league more gayish)
    Here's a link and a quote for you:

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baske...lop-rule_N.htm

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The NBA will begin fining players guilty of flopping beginning next season.

    Although the exact amount of fines has not been determined, the clubs have been informed that a new rule is on the way.

    "We have not finalized what the system's going to be and certainly we will before the beginning of next season," NBA vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson said Friday.

    In-game observers at the arenas and video reviewers will report theatrical flops as part of postgame reports, according to ESPN.com, which first reported the plan to penalize floppers.

    "Our objective is to get the most egregious flops, the ones where the player's just flat taking a dive," Jackson said.

    Whether suspensions could be a part of the punishments is not clear. The league has an escalating scale of punishments for technical fouls and could use something similar for flops.

    Players who flop in international basketball get a technical foul.
    i believe that article was written back in 2008. Do some research so you won't look like an as$ when you do your criticism.
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    the 6'6 import height limit.

    Call it stupid, pointless, or the term "sissifying". This is probably one of the most "unique" rules in the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBluePinoy View Post
    the 6'6 import height limit.

    Call it stupid, pointless, or the term "sissifying". This is probably one of the most "unique" rules in the league.
    It's one of the more unique features in ANY league; that said, IT IS stupid, pointless and sissfying indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knoy View Post
    Freddie Abuda was the first player to go US for the treatment of his injury...Purefoods management took care of his medical bills...

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    i believe solis and dignadice went to the us for treatment in 1994 or early 1995. so that means abuda went to the us for treatment back in 1993?and what about alvarez?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestkept View Post
    may be the one who layed up in the dunk contest was leo bat-og in the MBA..LOL..

    Joey Mente if I am right even competed in the ABC vs. PBA All Star Night Dunk Contest against the guy from Qatar I think..the Mubarak guy if I remember correctly..
    none are correct. the abc vs pba-all stars in 2000 was the worst ever dunk contest. the 2 indian cagers led by the 6'6 robinson (his partner was a gangling 7 footer) lose to don camaso who came up with unexciting dunks. i believe that the other pba representative was an import (shell or mobiline?).

    mente then was still strolling his wares with the iloilo megavoltz and would soon become notorius in taiwan, not for his dunks, but for his wrestling and boxing prowess

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    Players who flop in international basketball get a technical foul.
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    Flopping is the worst form of defensive stance.

    You better ask hard nosed defenders like jimmy mariano, big j, abe king, chito loyzaga, glenn capacio, jerry codiñera, chris jackson, freddie abuda.

    If only Ed Ocampo and Tembong Melencio were alive, they would cringe everytime they'd see such pathetic defensive tactic.
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    Billy Ray Bates owns the best career scoring average of all PBA imports at 46.2, while Ricky Brown trumps all locals with a career average of 23.1.

    Bench warmers Lou Regidor (San Miguel, 1995) and Gilbert Castillo (San Miguel, 1996) were just among the few players who got to play in just one game.

    The founding teams of the PBA were Concepcion Carrier, Crispa Redmanizers, Mariwasa-Noritake Porcelainmakers, Presto Ice Cream, Royal Tru-Orange, Seven-Up Uncolas, Tanduay Rhum Makers, Toyota Comets and U-Tex Wranglers.

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    There was once a rule that prohibited the top 2 centers at that time, Ramon Fernandez and Abet Guidaben to be teammates and play on one team. Another player, Manny Victorino was added to that list later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knoy View Post
    Alaska Aces in present has five southpaws (left-handed) that creates also a playing quintet:

    G-Willie Miller
    G/F-Mark Borboran
    F-Reynel Hugnatan
    F-Joe Devance
    C/F-John Ferriols
    What some kind of a boxing fighters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knoy View Post
    The first white American import to play in the PBA was John Kazmer, who saw action for U/Tex in 1981.
    I have always criticized the PBA history books on this. They kept on referring to John Kazmer, who played for the U/Tex Wranglers in 1981, as the very first caucasian import to play in the PBA. This is incorrect.

    There were a couple of caucasian imports who have already played prior to Kazmer's arrival. Lee Haven, the 6'6 reinforcement of the U/Tex Weavers in 1975 and 1976, was white. Ditto with Tanduay import Kevin Cluess and Timmy Hirten who both played in the late 70's and early 80's. Another white import, the 7'1 Jim Zoet (who also played for the Canadian national team in the 1978 World Basketball Tournament held in Manila) suited up for the Finance Funders (a Coseteng team) in 1981. Zoet may also be considered a rare recruit, as there have only been a handful of seven footers who have played in the PBA (other notables include Earl Barron of Red Bull, Darryl Johns of Coke, Steve Stroud of 7/UP, Lorenzo Coleman of Purefoods, Nate Stephens of Royal Tru Orange, Jeff Wilkins and George Lister of CDCP, etc) And of course, who can forget Pete Crotty, the very first import of the Crispa Redmanizers in the pioneer 1975 season? Crotty, the 6'9 gangling center, teamed up with the 6'6 Johnny Burks in powering Crispa to a runnerup finish against Toyota in the 1975 Open and a championship in the 1975 Philippine Cup.

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