On February 18, 1984, Shareholdings Inc. gave Robert Jaworski, Francis Arnaiz, Arnulfo Tuadles and Chito Loyzaga the green light to negotiate with other teams although all could have ended up with Gilbey’s Gin.
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.
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
Nobody has asked me, but my vote for the GOAT player in the 46-year history of the PBA goes to Ramon Fernandez with his multi-dimensional skills and elegant artistry.