Toyota’s Demise came on Valentine’s Day

Ramon Fernandez eyes the basket as Toyota mate Sonny Jaworski watches action.
February 12, 2022

It was to be an enchanting Lovers Day get-together. Ouch, it was not to be. There were no lollipops and roses on Valentine’s Day of 1984 for players and team staff of the Toyota Super Corollas (Tamaraws) who were told of the shocking news of the disbandment of the Delta Motors franchise in the PBA after a nine-year stay in the pro league during a team gathering for what was supposed to be a happy occasion for all.


A Sad Episode in Jawo’s Cage Life

A new lease on life for Jaworski and Reynoso that eventually resurrected their respective roundball careers.
December 3, 2021

Exactly 50 years ago on December 19, the music died. On that fateful day of December 19, 1971, the festive local basketball scene was rocked by the physical mauling of a pair of referees in an All-Filipino game in the Manila Industrial Commercial and Athletic Association (MICAA).


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.


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?



Justin Jaworski [photo from justinjaworski11 Instagram]
August 31, 2021

Justin Jaworski is his name. He’s a 6-3 guard out of Lafayette University (2017-21) who suited up for the Atlanta Hawks in the recently-concluded MGM Resorts NBA Summer League that was won by the Sacramento Kings (one of the assistants of head coach Bobby Jackson was Jimmy Alapag, who has since gotten another gig as an assistant coach with the Stockton Kings, Sacramento’s NBA affiliate in the G (Gatorade) League.