The Chooks-to-Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Invitational tournament being held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City became the first professional sports league in the country to re-open its doors to the general public after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) will launch the Governors’ Cup on December 8, about six weeks after the conclusion of the all-Filipino championship won by TNT Tropang Giga.
The revered Alaska team has jettisoned its nine-year veteran guard Joseph Evans (Jvee) Casio to the league dormant Blackwater Elite.
In PBA history, the multiple-conference record for the longest winning streak belongs to the 1983 Crispa Redmanizers.
On October 10, 1992, former Philadelphia 76er and Boston Celtics Tony Dwayne Harris chalked up 105 points for Swift Mighty Meaty in a 151-147 victory over Ginebra San Miguel in an out-of-town game in Iloilo City to set the highest individual score in Philippine Basketball Association history.
Collecting 50 points in one game may be one of the measurements of offensive wizardry, yet some of the legendary players in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) history never reached the plateau during their illustrious careers.
On October 25, 1984, “El Presidente” Ramon Fernandez amassed 44 points, 17 rebounds and 17 assists for Beer Hausen in a 122-117 overtime victory over Northern Consolidated in a knockout game that propelled the Brewmasters to the finals of the All-Filipino 2 (second) conference against Great Taste.
It turns out that on Oct. 1, 1985, was the first time that PBA legend Ramon Fernandez saw action for the Tanduay Rhum Masters in the PBA Reinforced Cup.
In PBA history, only on three occasions has a center topped the league in total assists. Twice it was the elegant “El Presidente” Ramon Fernandez who turned in the trick, firstly accomplishing the feat with the Toyota Tamaraws in 1982 with 346 assists in 67 assignments for a 5.2 average then with Beer Hausen two years later with 635 dimes in 64 appearances for a league-record 9.9 average