It was on February 1, 1984, when the basketball world was rocked following word that the fabled Crispa Redmanizers were disbanding after 10 seasons in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
Toyota import, Andrew Fields, delivered the winning points that night, scoring the last three that shoved the Tamaraws to a 102-100 lead coming from a 99-100 deficit with about seven seconds to go.
The Asian Youth Basketball Championship was established in 1970 with Seoul, Korea as the site of the debuting competitions for players no older than 18 years.
Have you ever heard of a basketball team, whether in the high school, college, or professional ranks, having scored 200 points in an official game? Yes, it has happened in local basketball history. Once upon a time, it was in Daet, Camarines, Norte.
Believe it or not, there have been a few instances in Philippine basketball history where a renowned athlete did not shoot the rock with his natural hand, meaning he grew up as a left-hander but subsequently turned to his right when playing ball.
Who would have thought that something hanky-panky was going on in local ball when most of us Filipinos were quite apprehensive and living in fear because men in uniform were roaming everywhere in the streets?