Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Founder :

They are the person who became the commissioner:

*Leopoldo L Prieto : Was the 1st commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association up to 1975-1983 and the coach of the Philippine at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

*Colonel Mariano Yenko: Was the 2nd commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association up to 1983-1987. He also served as the assistant executive secretary under Ramon Magsaysay, and as Philippine Airlines vice-president corporate secretary. Atenao de Manila University's audio-visual room at the Moro Lorenzo Sport Complex was name after him. His son Ignatius Yenko served as PBA's chairman and PLDT's first vice-president.

*Rodrigo "Rudy" Salud: Was the third commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association from 1988 to 1992.

*Reynaldo Marques: Was the 4th commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association from 1992 to 1993.

*Emilio"Jun"Bernardino Jr.(November9, 1947-March24, 2007) was the fifth commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was elected as commissioner of the league in the 1993 PBA season and retired in the 2002 PBA season . He served as the commissioner the Shakey's V-league and on the 2006-07 season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association(Philippine).

*Jose Emmanuel M. Eala better known as Noli Eala, Was the sixth commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association from 2003 to 2007. Before he become the commissioner of the league, he was play-by-play commentator of Viva-Vintage Sport, which broadcasts the PBA games, from the early 1990s until 2002. He was elected as commissioner of the league in 2002 after his predecessor, Emilio "Jun" Bernardino, retired from his post.

*Renauld N. Barrios, better known as Sonny Barrios, is the sevent commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association. Before serving as the commissioner, he became the officer in charge of the league on august 2007 when his predecessor Noli Eala resigned from his office after being disbarred by the supreme court. He accepted his election as the commisioner on Janaury 24, 2008 after a deadlock ensued between the league's governor's that support Atty. Chito Salud and Lambert Ramos. The board instead named Barrios as the commissioner until the end of the 2007-08 PBA season.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


The Philippine Basketball Association was founded as a "rebellion" of nine teams from the now-defunct Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association (MICAA) which was tightly controlled by the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP; now defunct), the then-FIBA recognized national association. With the BAP controlling the MICAA, the league was de jure amateur as players were only paid allowances, much like what was done on other countries to circumvent the amateur requirement, and to play in FIBA-sanctioned tournaments such as the Olympics. With the PBA out of the BAP's control, they can freely pay salaries to their players, hence making the PBA the oldest professional basketball league outside the United States; however this also caused the league's players from being barred from playing in FIBA-sanctioned tournaments.

Leopoldo Prieto, the coach for the Philippines at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics was appointed as the first commissioner and Domingo Itchon of Tanduay was chosen as the league's first president. The first game of the league was held at the Araneta Coliseum on April 9, 1975 featuring Mariwasa-Noritake and Concepcion Carrier.

The league's first 10 years was known for the intense rivalry of the Crispa Redmanizers and the Toyota Tamaraws that is still considered as one of the greatest rivalries in league history with big names such as Robert Jaworski, Ramon Fernandez, Francis Arnaiz, Atoy Co, Bogs Adornado, and Philip Cezar to name a few playing for those squads, before both teams disbanded in 1983 and 1984 respectively.

Following their disbandment, the league moved from the Araneta Coliseum to ULTRA in Pasig. There, the league continued to be popular despite several remnants of Toyota and Crispa players suiting up for different teams.

During the mid to late 80s, Jaworski and Ginebra San Miguel became the league's most popular squad for its "never say die" attitude and had intense rivalries with the Tanduay Rhum Masters of Jaworski's then-arch rival Fernandez, and later the expansion Purefoods Corporation of Alvin Patrimonio, Jerry CodiƱera, Jojo Lastimosa and Fernandez.

By the end of the 1980s, San Miguel Beer won numerous championships that included the 1989 Grand Slam under coach Norman Black and former national team stars Samboy Lim and Hector Calma.

Second PBA logo (Early 1985-1992)

In 1989, FIBA voted to allow professionals to play in their sanctioned tournaments, hence the PBA's players are now able to represent the country internationally. In 1990, the league sent its first all-pro squad to the Asian Games finishing a silver medal to China. The PBA would later sent three more all-pro squads in the said event.

The early 90's saw the Ginebra and Shell forming an intense rivalry that included Ginebra's walkout in 1990 finals against Shell and the team's dramatic comeback from a 3-1 deficit to beat Shell in the 1991 Open Conference while Patrimonio, Allan Caidic, and a host of others became the league's main attraction.

By 1993, the league move to the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City and later saw the Alaska Milkmen win the 1996 grand slam and nine titles in the decade.

From 1999-2000, the PBA suffered a controversy after several expatriate cagers arrived on the scene (such as Asi Taulava, Danny Seigle and Eric Menk) and their lineage were questionable with most of the them deported for falsifying documents.

The arrival of dozens of these players was a counter to the fledging Metropolitan Basketball Association, a regional-based pro league formed in 1998. But, the said league eventually folded as expenses and ABS-CBN's abandonment in 2001 led to their demise a year later.

Despite the MBA's disbandment, and the arrival of those players to the PBA, attendance went sour and turned from bad to worst after a huge decline in 2003.

However, the league was able to gain some popularity by 2004, thanks in large part to Barangay Ginebra's run through three PBA championships led by Menk and Mark Caguioa, other marketing aspects and arrival of collegiate stars from the UAAP and the NCAA.

By 2005 the league became active in the national team role under Chot Reyes even when FIBA lifted the suspension of the country following the formation of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas despite a ninth place finish in the 2007 FIBA Asia Championship.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

game of your life;

Many of us have a different favorite game's, you what is your favorite game or what is your pass time? I am a kind of person who wants to do everything, i like sports like basketball and any kind of sport that i know. Who wants to share there favorite pass time on me? or what are they want to do when they are bored? I do this blog to know more people what they like and what kind of person they are.You can asked me everything like sport's,car's,on line game's and anything that's make your time fun.
Am a simple person want to have some fun and learn thing's , i love playing basket ball and right now i am here in front of the computer learning,making friend's and see more things. We all like games and have fun