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Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Top 15 PBA Most Valuable Players of All-Time

PBA or Philippine Basketball Association is the first professional basketball association in Asia. It was established in 1975 and has produced a number of Most Valuable Players or MVP since then. As in any other professional basketball association, the basis of saying if a player is really good is by means of the MVP awards he achieved.

 Ramon Fernandez


Ramon Fernandez

“The greatest basketball player and the best and most revolutionary PBA center ever”

Height: 6’ 5”
Position played: Center, Power Forward
Jersey: 10, 19
Known as: El Presidente, The Franchise
Born: October 3, 1953
Place of birth: Maasin, Southern Leyte
College: University of San Carlos
Team: Toyota, Manila Beer, Tanduay, Purefoods and San Miguel Beer

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

4 PBA Most Valuable Player awards – 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988
19 PBA championships
PBA All-time scoring leader – 18,996 points
PBA All-time leader in rebound and blocked shots
PBA All-time second in assist and steals
4-time PBA All-Star
13-time Mythical First Team Selection
3-time Mythical Second Team Selection
PBA Hall of Fame member
Member PBA 25 Greatest Players of All-Time

Alvin Patrimonio



Alvin Patrimonio

“One of eight players to play at least 800 games”

Height: 6 ft. 3 in.
Position played: Small Forward, Power Forward
Jersey: 16
Known as: The Captain and Captain Lionheart
Born: November 17, 1966
Place of birth: Quezon City, Philippines
College: Mapua Institute of Technology
Team: Purefoods TJ Hotdogs
Occupation: Team Manager – Purefoods team

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

Holds PBA’s most consecutive games played – 596 games
4 PBA Most Valuable Player awards – 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997
10-time PBA All-Star
10 Mythical First Team Selections
1991 PBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
PBA Hall of Fame member
Member PBA 25 Greatest Players of All-Time

William Adornado


William Adornado

“One of the Best Filipino Basketball Players of All-time”

Height: 6'2" (187 cm)
Position played: Small Forward
Jersey: 11
Known as: Bogs, Mr. Nice Guy
Born: May 26, 1951
Place of birth: Legazpi City, Albay
Team: Crispa, U-Tex, Great Taste, Shell and Hills Bros
Occupation: Assistant coach

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

10-time PBA Champion
3 PBA Most Valuable Player awards – 1975, 1976, 1981
7-time Mythical First Team Selection
5-time PBA Scoring Leader
Member PBA Hall of Fame
Member PBA 25 Greatest Players of All-Time

Alberto Guidaben


Alberto Guidaben

Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Position played: Center, Power Forward
Jersey: 5 (14, 23, 32, 41)
Known as: Abet
Place of birth: Bulacan, Philippines
College: University of San Jose-Recoletos
Team: Crispa Redmanizers, San Miguel Beer, Manila Beer, Tanduay, Purefoods, Alaska, Pepsi and Shell

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

2 PBA Most Valuable Player awards – 1983, 1987
3 PBA All-Star
5 PBA Mythical First Team
All-time Leader in most games played with 1,081
No. 1 in offensive rebounds with 2,373
No. 2 leading scorer with 15,775 points
No. 2 in total rebounds with 8,570
No. 2 in defensive rebounds with 6,197

Benjie Paras



Venancio Johnson Paras, Jr.

“The only PBA player to win both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors, in a single season”

Height: 6 ft. 5 in.
Position played: Center
Jersey: 14
Known as: Benjie, Tower of Power
Born: October 2, 1968
Place of birth: Baguio City, Philippines
College: University of the Philippines
Team: Shell

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

2 PBA Most Valuable Player awards – 1989, 1999
5-time PBA Mythical First Team
3-time PBA Mythical Second Team
8-time PBA All-Star
2-time PBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
Rookie of the year – 1989
Member PBA 25 Greatest Players of All-Time

Danny Ildefonso


Danilo Ildeponso

“The youngest player ever drafted in the PBA”

Height: 6 ft. 6 in.
Position played: Center/Forward
Jersey: 10
Known as: Danny I, The Demolition Man
Born: December 9, 1976
Place of birth: Urdaneta City, Philippines
College: National University
PBL: Agfa
Team: Petron Blazer Boosters, Formula Shell, San Miguel Beermen

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

2 PBA Most Valuable Player – 2000, 2001
PBA Rookie of the Year 1998
2 PBA Mythical First Team
3 PBA Mythical Second Team
PBA All-Star Most Valuable Player – 2001

Willie Miller




Willie V. Miller, Jr.

Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Position played: Shooting Guard, Point Guard
Jersey: 11, 13
Known as: The Thriller
Born: July 13, 1977
Place of birth: Olongapo City, Philippines
College: Colegio de San Juan de Letran
PBL: Tanduay
MBA: Nueva Ecija Patriots
Team: Batang Red Bull Thunder, Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals, Alaska, Barangay Ginebra

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

2 PBA Most Valuable Player awards – 2002, 2007
9-Time PBA All-Star
3 PBA Mythical First Selection
3 PBA Mythical Second Selection

 James Yap



James Carlos Yap Sr.

Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Position played: Swingman (Small Forward/Shooting Guard)
Jersey: 18
Known as: King James, Big Game James, The Man with a Million Moves, Big Daddy James, Boy Thunder
Born: February 15, 1982
Place of birth: Escalante City, Negros Occidental
College: University of the East
Team: B-Meg Llamados, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

2 PBA Most Valuable Player awards – 2006, 2010
PBA All-star 3-point shootout champion - 2009
2 PBA Mythical First Selection
2 PSA Player of the Year (pro basketball) – 2006, 2010

Robert Jaworski


Robert Salazar Jaworski

“One of the Greatest Filipino Basketball Player of All-Time”

Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Position played: Point Guard
Jersey: 7
Known as: Jawo, Bobby, Sonny, The Big J, The Living Legend
Born: March 8, 1946
Place of birth: Baguio City, Philippines 
College: University of the East
Team: Toyota, Ginebra San Miguel
Occupation: Politician, coach

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

PBA Most Valuable Player award – 1978
PBA first ever playing coach – 1985
6 PBA Mythical First Team
2 PBA Mythical Second Team
2 PBA All-Defensive Team
4-time PBA All-Star
Finished his career with 5,825 career assists
PBA Hall of Fame member
Member PBA 25 Greatest Players of All Time

Allan Caidic


Alan Vito Flores Caidic

“The greatest shooter the country has ever produced”
“One of the best three-point shooters in Asia”

Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Position played: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
Jersey: 8
Known as: Triggerman
Born: June 15, 1963
Place of birth: Pasig City, Philippines
College: University of the East
Team: Great Taste, Barangay Giinebra
Occupation: Assistant coach

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

PBA Most Valuable Player Award - 1990
PBA Rookie of the Year – 1987
PBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player – 1993
6 PBA Mythical First Team
2 PBA Mythical Second Team
PBA all-time records—including the most points scored in a single game (79 points)
PBA all-time most three-point field goals made in a single game (17 triples)
PBA all-time most three-point field goals in a career (1,242 triples)
PBA all-time most consecutive free throws in a row (76)
PBA Hall of Fame member
Member PBA 25 Greatest Players of All-Time

Vergel Meneses


Vergel Meneses

“The most talented player ever to play in the PBA “

Height: 6 ft. 3 in.
Position played: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Jersey:
Also known as: The Aerial Voyager
Born: January 14, 1969
Place of birth: Malolos City, Bulacan
College: Jose Rizal College
Team: Presto, Sta. Lucia, Ginebra, Swift, FedEx, Red Bull, Talk ‘N Text
Occupation:

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

PBA Most Valuable Player award – 1995
2 PBA Mythical First Team – 1994, 1995
1 PBA Mythical Second Team – 1993
1 PBA Most Improved Player – 1993
2-time PBA Slam Dunk Champion – 1992, 1993
4 PBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player – 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003
10 PBA All-Star
Member of the PBA’s 25 Greatest Players

Atoy Co



Fortunato Co, Jr.

“A sweet-shooting basketball player”

Height: 6’2”
Position played: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
Jersey: 6, 60, 1
Known as: Fortune Cookie
Place of birth:  Philippines
College: Mapua Institute of Technology
Team: Crispa Redmanizers, Great Taste
Occupation: Actor, Politician

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

PBA Most Valuable Player – 1979
9 PBA Mythical First Team
PBA Hall of Fame member
Member PBA 25 Greatest Players of All-Time

Kenneth Duremdes


Kenneth Duremdes

"One of the most Prolific but controversial PBA players"

Height: 6 ft. 3 in.
Position played: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
Jersey: 19
Known as: Captain Marvel
Born: January 31, 1974
Place of birth: Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Team: Sunkist, Alaska, Sta. Lucia, Coca-Cola
Occupation: Coach

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

PBA Most Valuable Player - 1998
2 PBA Mythical First Team
PBA Most Improved Player – 1997
PBA Mythical Second Team
PBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player – 1996
9 PBA All-Star Games
PBA's 500 Three-Point Club Member
PBA's 25 Greatest Players Member

Philip Cezar


Philip Cezar

“The very first one-on-one champion of the PBA”

Height: 6 ft. 3 in.
Position played: Power Forward/Center
Jersey: 18
Known as: The Scholar, Tapal King
Born: December 1, 1951
College: Jose Rizal College
Team: Crispa Redmanizer, Great Taste, Shell, Ginebra
Occupation: Coach, Politician

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

PBA Most Valuable Player – 1980
7 PBA Mythical First Team – 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987
2 PBA Mythical Second Team – 1984, 1985
4 PBA Best Defensive Team – 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
2 PBA All-Star Games
PBA Hall of Fame member
Member PBA 25 Greatest Players of All-Time

Ricky Brown


Ricardo Vidal Brown

“First Filipino-American to play in the PBA and the First Filipino American to win the PBA MVP award”

Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Position played: Point Guard
Jersey: 23
Born: May 22, 1957
Birth place: California, USA
College: De La Salle University
Team: Great Taste, San Miguel Beermen
Occupation: Actor, School Principal

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

PBA Most Valuable Player - 1985
PBA Rookie of the Year – 1983
5 PBA Mythical First Team – 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988
PBA Mythical Second Team - 1987
Member PBA 25 Greatest Players of All-Time

*Johnny Abarrientos


Johnny Abarrientos

“The smallest PBA player to win the Most Valuable Player Award”

Height: 5 ft. 7 in.
Position played: Point Guard
Jersey: 14
Known as: The Flying A
Born: July 17, 1970
Birth place: Naga City, Philippines
College: Far eastern University
Team: Alaska, Pop Cola, Coca-Cola, Barangay Ginebra
Occupation: Coach

PBA Accomplishments/Records:

PBA Most Valuable Player – 1996
PBA All Time Leaders in Steals – 1,302
12-Time PBA Champion
6 PBA Mythical First Team – 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
5 PBA All-Defensive Team – 1994, 1996, 1997, 2004
PBA Mythical Second Team

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1 comment:

nehv_12 said...

That was really great, the top 15 PBA most valuable players of all time were fantastic and I am agree on the entire list. They all deserve to get that title. Thanks for sharing this.

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