Know Your PBA history

Blackwater Bossing [PBA Images)]
September 20, 2021

In PBA history, the Walk-Tall Jeans/Crispa Redmanizers own the longest winning streak at 19 games. It happened during the All-Filipino Conference (third conference) of the 1980 season from September 30-December 9.


The Origins of the Triangle Offense

The Phil Jackson-Tex Winter partnership with the Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers produced numerous NBA championships with the triangle offense as the clubs' cornerstone strategy.
September 20, 2021

From the late 1980s to the 2000s, it would seem that the championship recipe in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was to employ the triangle offense. But is it still relevant in today’s pro scene, be it in the NBA or the local pro league Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)?


PBA Legend shot ball, left and right

Fortunato "Atoy" Co
September 17, 2021

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.


In The Firing Line

Tams manager Pablo Carlos (right) unceremoniously handed coach Fort Acuna his walking papers during halftime of Game 3 of the All-Filipino finals in 1980.
September 3, 2021

This is a ticklish question: Is the authority of management, specifically a club owner, abused when it meddles in the game strategies and player substitutions of his team’s head coach?


Gamblin’ and Fixin’

Ramon Fernandez
September 1, 2021

In the opening game of the best-of-five finals in third conference (Invitational), Crispa blasted Toyota, 129-101, as the Tamaraws played without Ramon Fernandez, Abe King and Ernesto Estrada. The three were benched by head coach/team manager Dante Silverio, who had returned to the bench midway through the second conference for “not playing their best.”