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AnthonyServinio
08-20-2006, 03:49 PM
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* * *THIS is the ultimate thread for all true fans of the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA), the league that made its mark on the Pinoy professional scene from 1998 to 2002.


LBC Batangas Blades (1998-2002)
Cagayan de Oro Nuggets/Amigos (1998-2000, 2002)
Cebuana Lhuillier Gems (1998-2002)
Professional Davao Eagles (1998-2002)
Iloilo Volts/Megavoltz (1999-2000)
FedEx Laguna Lakers (1998-2001)
Manila Metrostars (1998-2000)
RCPI Negros Slashers (1998-2002)
Nueva Ecija Patriots (1999-2001)
Gilbey's Olongapo Volunteers (2002)
Pampanga Dragons/Stars (1998-2000, 2002)
Pangasinan Presidents/Waves (1998-1999, 2002)
Pasig-Rizal Pirates (1998-2000)
Andok's San Juan Knights (1999-2001)
Socsargen Marlins (1998-2001)
Surigao Miners/Warriors (1999-2000)

MBA . . . THE PASSION OF THE NATION!

Wang-Bu
08-21-2006, 08:50 PM
Ang paborito ko talagang koponan sa MBA 'yung Manila Metrostars. Alala ko nung nanalo na sila finally ng kampeonato nung 2000 (yata). Grabe sa lineup ang Metrostars nun. Sir Anthony pakitignan na lang at baka may nakaligtaan ako sa champion lineup nila:

ROMMEL ADDUCUL
DON CAMASO
JUN LONGALONG
PETER MARTIN
REUBEN DELA ROSA
NESTOR ECHANO
CAESAR BROWN
ALEX COMPTON
CHOO SERRANO
JOEL CO
GILBERT DEMAPE

Alam ko may isa pa silang sentro na malapad e, tipong Joel Dualan, kaya lang hindi ko maalala kung ano pangalan niya.

Wang-Bu
08-21-2006, 08:53 PM
May dalawa pang players sila dati na hindi ko na malaman kung ano kinahinatnan: sina NONOY CHUATICO at JASPER JAVIER.

joelex
08-22-2006, 02:20 AM
the MBA will always be part of RP basketball history. all the players fought with pride and played with a lot of heart. all the games were very exciting and the game play was very very physical. no harm no foul. hardcore talaga. cebu negros is legitimate rivalry. more hardcore than ateneo la salle games. all the games cancelled midway, debris flooding the floor, sneak punches caught on tape, etc. outstanding fan bases. sayang, masyado na malalaki allowance ng mga players. sana they just kept their rosters homegrown instead of couching out millions for big namers like alvarez and hizon. nakakamiss talaga...

joelex
08-22-2006, 02:26 AM
magaling si cris clay. nasaan na kaya yun. i remember him suiting up for sta. lucia as an import pa, and played very very well..

arjay_g
08-22-2006, 03:32 AM
GO NEGROS SLASHERS!!!! hahaha... seriously, I rooted for them, kahit hindi ako taga Negros. I especially loved the Negros-Cebu battles. John Ferriols vs Rob Wainwright. Johndel Cardel vs Dondon Hontiveros. Maui Huelar vs Mike Manigo. Dorian Pena vs Matt Mitchell. Oh ha.... hahaha. ;D

If I'm right,at one point, the MBA even passed the PBA in terms of popularity with the viewing public. THey had a good idea, with their grassroots concept. Shempre, kung ikaw ba naman taga Pasig, halimbawa, hindi ka ba kakampi sa isang koponan na nagdadala ng pangalan ng iyong tinitirahan? Shempre kakampi ka diba?

Sayang lang, there were some very good talents who "wasted" their careers in that league. Biboy Simon for example. But over-all hoop fans should be thankful for what the MBA brought about for Philippine basketball. They discovered the likes of Hontiveros, Hugnatan, Belano, and others who otherwise, may have had difficulties trying to get into the PBA.

Oh and of course, they brought Alex Compton unto the scene. And we all love Alex don't we? Sayang lang he wasn't allowed to play in the PBA... he's more PINOY to me than some of the "Fil-Ams" playing in the PBA right now.

time1513
08-22-2006, 12:48 PM
Man FAVORITE ko dyan CEBU! Gems db? hahaha sayang talaga nawala ang league... there was a time where i would watch MBA rather than watching the PBA. pero oh well thats life.. and if u look at it most of the PBA stars came from the MBA.. sayang talaga oh well.. ;D

AnthonyServinio
08-22-2006, 02:31 PM
Ang paborito ko talagang koponan sa MBA 'yung Manila Metrostars. Alala ko nung nanalo na sila finally ng kampeonato nung 2000 (yata). Grabe sa lineup ang Metrostars nun. Sir Anthony pakitignan na lang at baka may nakaligtaan ako sa champion lineup nila:

ROMMEL ADDUCUL
DON CAMASO
JUN LONGALONG
PETER MARTIN
REUBEN DELA ROSA
NESTOR ECHANO
CAESAR BROWN
ALEX COMPTON
CHOO SERRANO
JOEL CO
GILBERT DEMAPE

Alam ko may isa pa silang sentro na malapad e, tipong Joel Dualan, kaya lang hindi ko maalala kung ano pangalan niya.

ROMEL ADDUCUL
VICTOR PEDRO MARTIN
RUBEN DELA ROSA
ALEXANDER MICHAEL COMPTON
GILBERT DEMAPE

CELEDON CAMASO
FRECHE WILLIAM ANG
JONATHAN SERRANO
JUNE LONGALONG
AUGUSTUS CEASAR BROWN
NESTOR ECHANO
FERNANDO GARCIA
JONATHAN BRINES

COACH FRANCISCO LUIS ALAS

canmaker
08-22-2006, 02:35 PM
Nonoy was Asst Coach. Now into insurance ...


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May dalawa pang players sila dati na hindi ko na malaman kung ano kinahinatnan: sina NONOY CHUATICO at JASPER JAVIER.

Wang-Bu
08-22-2006, 04:02 PM
Nandun pa pala sa team na 'yon si Nandy Garcia. Hmm... Akala ko nawala na si Nandy nung nag-champion sila. Nalimutan ko si Freche Ang. At si Jonjon Brines nga pala, lintek sa lapad, aparador din gaya ni Joel Dualan. Pero wala pala dun si Joel Co, kaya nga lang naalala ko pang naglaro sa Metrostars si Joel Co.

easter
08-22-2006, 04:25 PM
Siyempre Laguna Lakers ako may bahay kami dito eh. Pero ang may pinakamagandang pangalan ay Batangas Blades!

Wang-Bu
08-22-2006, 04:57 PM
Naalala ko 'yung isang dunk ni Ruben Dela Rosa, limot ko na kung sinong team 'yung kalaban nila. Nag-drive siya duon mismo sa gitna nasa kaliwang kamay niya 'yung bola. Tapos biglang lundag, akala ko layup lang gagawin kasi malayo ang takeoff, lampas lang ng konti sa may keyhole area. Nung tumalon na siya nalipat na sa kanang kamay niya ang bola, duon na natapos ang lahat. Bigla na lang parang tumaas ng tumaas ang lipad niya tapos BANG! Taragis, 'yung na sigurong pinakamatinding dakdak na nakita ko sa buong buhay ko, in traffic pa at maraming sumama sa poster.

Wang-Bu
08-22-2006, 05:00 PM
Sa lahat ng mga Kano (huwag na nga tayong maglokohan na Fil-Am sila) na naglaro sa MBA pinakamagaling na siguro si Chris Clay. Sa tindi niya alam ko nakuha pa siyang import ng Sta Lucia yata sa PBA. Matindi din 'yung Matt Mitchell kahit na medyo lapok ang ugali. Marami ding nagdaan na mga Kano diyan na naglaho na din, gaya nina Jeffrey Flowers, John Dumont at Kenny Evans. Ano na kaya nangyari sa mga ito?

canmaker
08-22-2006, 05:14 PM
Tila Subic-based si Jeff Flowers. May Big Man Camp pa sila ni Norman Black every now and then ...

easter
08-22-2006, 05:16 PM
Memories ko sa MBA:

Amazing Shooting Display - Biboy Simon na naka 50+ points ata siya nun

Sagutan ng Baskets - Hontiveros vs Ferriols. Kala mo si Wilkins at Bird sila nun.

Negros vs Cebu - Kahit sino manalo o matalo batuhan. :D

Rebounding Monster- A very young Rudy Hatfield.

Wang-Bu
08-22-2006, 05:34 PM
Wala ng mas gaganda pa sa pagdomina ni Rommel Adducul sa MBA. Saksak nung mga Kano sa baga nila "hoops world" nila. Sa MBA ang pinaka-unstoppable na player si Gen Rommel.

LION
08-24-2006, 09:28 AM
Sayang, kung hindi sana nagsara ang MBA, ang dami pang teams na gustong pumasok. Balita ko, nakapila na at kumakatok sa pintuan ng MBA ang mga sumusunod:

Muntinlupa Inmates
Las Pinas Organs
Pandacan Giants
Cubao Farmers

Yung iba nakalimutan ko na.

Mel
08-24-2006, 10:26 AM
"Nobody does it better than the PBA"- Noli Eala

Wang-Bu
08-24-2006, 05:13 PM
Sayang, kung hindi sana nagsara ang MBA, ang dami pang teams na gustong pumasok. Balita ko, nakapila na at kumakatok sa pintuan ng MBA ang mga sumusunod:

Muntinlupa Inmates
Las Pinas Organs
Pandacan Giants
Cubao Farmers

Yung iba nakalimutan ko na.

Sir Lion nakaligtaan mo ang mga sumusunod:

BULACAN TOOTERS
MANDALUYONG INSIDERS
PATEROS MIGHTY DUCKS
DIVISORIA HAWKERS
BAMBANG FASHIONISTAS (Sponsored siempre nung Eloy's Used Clothing)

LION
08-24-2006, 07:30 PM
^^^Hahahaha. Salamat sa paalala Ka Wang-Bu.

Yaman din lang na napag usapan na ang mga pangalan ng teams sa MBA, may mga katanungan ako sa mga napiling pangalan ng ibang teams na hindi naman tumutugma.

Ang Metro Manila MetroStars ay nakuha sa pangalan ng MRT, hindi ba? Batangas Blades e obvious na nakuha yun sa balisong. Yung Iloilo Megavoltz e nakusa sa mga powerplants nila.

Pero yung Socsargen, Marlins ang pinili nila pero mas akma yata kung Tunas na lang.

Pampanga Dragons - dahil ba sa bulkang Pinatubo? Hindi naman sa Pampanga makikita yun di ba?

Cebuana Gems - Mukhang hindi ito sumunod sa uso.

Pasig/Rizal - Pirates? Saan naman nila nakuha yun?

San Juan - Knights? What the .....?

i-point
08-24-2006, 08:21 PM
Enjoy na enjoy ako noon sa MBA. Nung nagsimula ang ligang ito, natuwa ako sa konspeto na ang mga koponan ay base sa mga siyudad o probinsya. Kaya naman todo-suporta ang mga fans tuwing may laro sa lugar nila. Nakakatuwang panoorin; sa sobrang tuwa, nawalan na 'ko ng interes sa PBA.

Dito ko nakita ang kahusayan ni Alex Compton; ang kagalingan ni Joel Banal sa pag-coach (Pasig Pirates); ang padadakdak ni Eddie Laure; sila Hontiveros, Belano, Simon, Mente, Ferriols, atbp.; at higit sa lahat, ang pagiging kampeon sa unang taon ng mga cabalen kong manlalaro ng Pampanga Dragons - magaling pa rin si Ato Agustin noon!. Ewan ko lang ha, pero kaya siguro 'Dragons' ang pinangalan sa Pampanga sa ligang iyon ay dahil ang mga may-ari ay may-ari din ng Mondragon.

Sa MBA ko rin naunawaan na hindi pa talaga kaya sa lagay ng ekonomiya ng bansa natin ang isang ligang katulad nito. Kaya madaling naging bangkarote. Sa Pilipinas, kailangan pa rin na mga malalaking kumpanya ang mga may-ari ng mga koponan; sila lang ang may kakayahan na sumagot sa gastusin nang matagalan.

MonL
08-24-2006, 08:24 PM
^^^Hahahaha. Salamat sa paalala* Ka Wang-Bu.

Yaman din lang na napag usapan na ang mga pangalan ng teams sa MBA, may mga katanungan ako sa mga napiling pangalan ng ibang teams na hindi naman tumutugma.


Cebuana Gems - Mukhang hindi ito sumunod sa uso.


San Juan - Knights?* What the .....?*




Cebu Gems.... di ba sa Lhuiller ito?

San Juan... kulang na lang ang "L.C." and there you have it:* ARRIBA LETRAN!!!! * ;D

Wang-Bu
08-24-2006, 08:26 PM
Sir Lion pasok pa din ang Marlins sa Socsargen kasi may nahuhuli naman talagang mga Blue Marlin sa karagatan duon banda lalo sa may Burias Island. Tsaka mas matapang nga naman ang Marlin kaysa sa Tuna.

Cebu Gems nga naman dahil ang mga kaibigan nating Pamilya Lhuillier ang kanilang mga bossing, na bukod sa mga galante pagdating sa larangan ng palakasan ay mas tanyag sa kanilang mga sanglaan at ibang negosyo-alahero.

Sa pagakakaalala ko naging Pirates and Pasig-Rizal gawa ng "Pasig" na bahagai ng kanilang pangalan. May kinalaman nga naman sa kalakal pantubig ang Pasig, may mga pirata din diyan nung panahong teenager pa si Kid Cubao.

Ang San Juan naman ay nataguriang Knights gawa yata ng kanilang dating superstar na si Chris Calaguio na dati ding star ng Letran na alam naman nating Knights ang turing sa ating minamahal na NCAA.

Sa kaso naman ng Pampanga, kay Chocoks77 tayo magtanong...

freak
08-24-2006, 10:05 PM
Hey man, who can forget the first champions of the MBA.. The Pampanga dragons.. hehe.. astig 'to pati ung merchandize nila by Nike.. hehe dahil sa Mondragon.. DRAGONS talaga! ;D

MVBA
08-24-2006, 10:36 PM
* * *WE at the Mindanano Visayas Basketball Association promise to carry on the campaign started by the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) in promoting regional basketball in the Philppines.

kryptonite
08-24-2006, 11:24 PM
Sayang, kung hindi sana nagsara ang MBA, ang dami pang teams na gustong pumasok. Balita ko, nakapila na at kumakatok sa pintuan ng MBA ang mga sumusunod:

Muntinlupa Inmates
Las Pinas Organs
Pandacan Giants
Cubao Farmers

Yung iba nakalimutan ko na.



Pare, nalimutan mo yung paborito ko...QUIAPO SNATCHERS!!! Bwahahahahaha.

arjay_g
08-25-2006, 04:55 AM
Eh yung Paco Hammerheads? ;D

chocoks77
08-25-2006, 11:58 AM
Marikina SHOE-ters

2 ang ibibigay kong explanation:

Una, Pampanga Dragons ang tawag sa kanila dahil ang Pampanga ay isang emerging dragon in terms of economic capability and stability. Ito yung time na maraming development sa buong Pampanga lalo na sa Clark sa pamamagitan ni dating prangulong Ramos, tulad ng Centennial Park, Fontana at iba pa. Ito din ang mga nakikita ng karamihan ng tao dahil sa taba ng lupa ng Pampanga mula sa epekto ng pagsabog ng Mt. Pinatubo at pagdaloy ng lahar dito.

Pangalawa, ang Mt. Pinatubo ay nasa boundary ng Zambales, Tarlac at Pampanga, tinawag na Dragons ang Pampanga dahil sa dragon kung/nung umusok ang Pinatubo, pati lamok siguradong tey-pok. :D

AnthonyServinio
08-28-2006, 12:22 AM
* * *HERE is a brief explanation on how the different Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) teams got their nicknames ranging from the obvious to the not so obvious.* Hope this should clear things in a way:

* * *Batangas was baptized the Blades owing to the native fan knife called the balisong, a longtime symbol of the province;

* * *Cagayan de Oro was first called the Nuggets in 1998 because of the city is known as the City of Golden Friendship and because of the mining industry in the place.* They became the Amigos the following year, still in line with the city’s official nickname but more so because the original Nuggets team was disbanded and revamped;

* * *Cebu became the Gems simply because the team owner Jean Henri Lhuillier is also into the pawnshop business;

* * *Davao chose the Eagles because it is the home of our national bird, the Philippine Eagle;

* * *Iloilo initially was named the Volts because the owner Robert Lopez Puckett was into solar power-generated electricity.* They became the Megavoltz in 1999 to reflect the team’s revamped and strengthened line-up;

* * *Laguna logically went for Lakers because of the many lakes that abound in the province;

* * *Manila opted for Metrostars because of the many “stars” in the capital city.* The stars meant anything from movies, sports, politics and all types of celebrities.* Among the other names considered were Titans and Sharks;

* * *Negros had a couple reasons to be called the Slashers.* First, Slashers referred to the farmers in the sugarcane field who use their bolos to slash away at harvest time.* Second, Slashers were in reference to fighting cocks were Negros is a major breeder;

* * *Nueva Ecija was called the Patriots to recognize the brave stand of its people during the Philippine Revolution against Spain;

* * *Olongapo came aboard as an expansion franchise in 2002 and was called the Volunteers in honor of the spirit of volunteerism that helped the city recover from the loss of the American bases in 1991;

* * *Pampanga was named the Dragons because the owners the father and son pair of Tony and Anton Gonzalez owned Mondragon Industries.* The team went on leave after the 2000 season and resurfaced as the Stars in 2002 in reference to the gigantic Christmas lanterns, a popular Capampangan icon;

* * *Pangasinan was called the Presidents in honor of the incumbent president at that time Fidel Valdez Ramos, a native of Pangasinan.* In the middle of the 1999 season probably as a way of reversing its sad fortunes, the team suddenly became the Waves because of the annual Festival of the Sea in the province;

* * *Pasig was the Blue Pirates because river pirates terrorized the Pasig River and its environs in its early days.* In 1999, the team added Rizal to their name to represent the entire province and not just its capitol and dropped Blue to become the Pasig-Rizal Pirates;

* * *San Juan was called the Knights because it symbolized gallantry and bravery.* Initially, the team went through several nicknames before settling for the Knights.* Names like Stallions, Cyber Tigers, Bravehearts and even Presidents were considered.

* * *Socsargen, short for South Cotabato-Sarangani-General Santos, a growth area in Southern Mindanao became the Marlins because of the rich fishing industry over there;

* * *Surigao was first called the Miners in 1999 because of the rich mining industry in the Caraga Region.* After a poor first season, the team switched to Warriors to show their renewed vigor.

* * *By the way, the MBA went for commercialization starting in 2000 and the teams attached corporate sponsors to their name reminiscent of the teams in the European Leagues.* The sponsor’s logo was bigger than that of the city represented.* Therefore, the following unions occurred:

* * *LBC Batangas Blades
* * *Casino Cagayan de Oro Amigos
* * *Cebuana Lhuillier Gems
* * *TPG or Professional Davao Eagles
* * *FedEx Laguna Lakers
* * *RCPI Negros Slashers
* * *Gilbey’s Olongapo Volunteers
* * *Andok’s San Juan Knights

5FootCarrot
08-28-2006, 01:14 PM
Manila opted for Metrostars because of the many “stars” in the capital city.* The stars meant anything from movies, sports, politics and all types of celebrities.* Among the other names considered were Titans and Sharks;

I learned in my Econ 157 class (Theories and Cases in Urban and Regional Development) that Manila could be considered as the "primate city" of the Philippines kaya pwede rin sana ang Manila Primates ;D


San Juan was called the Knights because it symbolized gallantry and bravery.* Initially, the team went through several nicknames before settling for the Knights.* Names like Stallions, Cyber Tigers, Bravehearts and even Presidents were considered.

Pwede ring San Juan Baptists :P

Sayang hindi rin umabot sa expansion ang ABRA CADABRA (pantapat sa Orlando Magic ng NBA)

LION
08-28-2006, 02:06 PM
Hehehe. Nice one Carrot.

Sam Miguel
08-30-2006, 05:10 PM
The MBA should try to mount a comeback. Or perhaps the PBL should try to expand fulltime to other regions.

AnthonyServinio
08-31-2006, 04:14 AM
NATIONAL CHAMPION
1998 - Pampanga Dragons
1999 - Manila Metrostars
2000 - Andok's San Juan Knights
2001 - LBC Batangas Blades
2002 - none

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
1998 - Hubert John FERRIOLS (Negros Slashers)
1999 - Alexander Michael COMPTON (Manila Metrostars)
2000 - Romel ADDUCUL (Manila Metrostars)
2001 - Eddie LAURE (LBC Batangas Blades)
2002 - none

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
1998 - Donaldo HONTIVEROS (Cebu Gems)
1999 - Felix BELANO (Davao Eagles)
2000 - Rafi Sharif REAVIS (Andok's San Juan Knights)
2001 - Peter June SIMON (TPG Davao Eagles)
2002 - none

COACH OF THE YEAR
1998 - Januario DEL ROSARIO (Pampanga Dragons)
1999 - Francisco Luis ALAS (Manila Metrostars)
2000 - Philip CEZAR (Andok's San Juan Knights)
2001 - Raoul Cesar RACELA (LBC Batangas Blades)
2002 - none

clutchjedi
08-31-2006, 08:06 AM
COACH OF THE YEAR
1998 - Januario DEL ROSARIO (Pampanga Dragons)


Eto nga ba 'yung year na may game si coach Aric sa Pampanga at pagkatapos dinala pa siya via helicopter kasi may laro din ang UST?

And tanda ko natalo UST noon e, can't remember the other game though, or if either was a finals game.

Mel
08-31-2006, 11:34 AM
May isang taon na twice to beat advantage ang UST pero natalo sila twice ng dlsu..
..paano nga pala kung 98 yun..ok lang dami na namang championship ni aric sa ust.

OT:
sayang rin yung 1999..naka-tres lang si aldeguer.

MargaretThrasher
08-31-2006, 11:55 AM
^ I thought I was in the pro hoops forum. ???

jongo
09-01-2006, 03:29 AM
Remember the Free Three option of the MBA

pio_valenz
09-01-2006, 06:40 PM
Manila opted for Metrostars because of the many “stars” in the capital city.* The stars meant anything from movies, sports, politics and all types of celebrities.* Among the other names considered were Titans and Sharks;

I learned in my Econ 157 class (Theories and Cases in Urban and Regional Development) that Manila could be considered as the "primate city" of the Philippines kaya pwede rin sana ang Manila Primates ;D


San Juan was called the Knights because it symbolized gallantry and bravery.* Initially, the team went through several nicknames before settling for the Knights.* Names like Stallions, Cyber Tigers, Bravehearts and even Presidents were considered.

Pwede ring San Juan Baptists* :P

Sayang hindi rin umabot sa expansion ang ABRA CADABRA (pantapat sa Orlando Magic ng NBA)

Hahaha! Okay yun ah, Abra Cadabra. Pwede rin pantapat sa Miami Heat: the Baguio Chill. I also think Davao Durians would have sounded catchier than Davao Eagles.

AnthonyServinio
09-08-2006, 02:28 AM
* * *HERE are other awards given out by the MBA, although unlike the first batch, these were not given out consistently during the five-year existence of the league:

FINALS MVP
1998 - Renato AGUSTIN (Pampanga Dragons)
1999 - Romel ADDUCUL (Manila Metrostars)
2000 - none
2001 - Antonio ESPINOSA (LBC Batangas Blades)
2002 - none

DREAM FIVE
1998 - Romel ADDUCUL (Manila Metrostars), Renato AGUSTIN (Pampanga Dragons), Gherome EJERCITO (Pampanga Dragons), Hubert John FERRIOLS (Negros Slashers) and Oscar SIMON (Laguna Lakers)
1999 - Romel ADDUCUL (Manila Metrostars), Felix BELANO (Davao Eagles), Alexander COMPTON (Manila Metrostars), Donaldo HONTIVEROS (Cebu Gems) and Hubert John FERRIOLS (Negros Slashers)
2000 - none
2001 - Romel ADDUCUL (LBC Batangas Blades), Alexander COMPTON (LBC Batangas Blades), Hubert John FERRIOLS (Negros Slashers), Eddie LAURE (LBC Batangas Blades) and Ercito VICTOLERO (Andok's San Juan Knights)
2002 - none

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
1998 - Romel ADDUCUL (Manila Metrostars)
1999 - Romel ADDUCUL (Manila Metrostars)
2000 - none
2001 - Omanzie RODRIGUEZ (Andok's San Juan Knights)
2002 - none

SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
1998 - none
1999 - Ernesto BALLESTEROS (Pangasinan Presidents/Pampanga Dragons)
2000 - none
2001 - none
2002 - none

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
1998 - Alexander COMPTON (Manila Metrostars)
1999 - Michael GARCIA (Laguna Lakers)
2000 - none
2001 - none
2002 - none

freak
09-08-2006, 11:58 PM
Hahaha! Okay yun ah, Abra Cadabra. Pwede rin pantapat sa Miami Heat: the Baguio Chill. I also think Davao Durians would have sounded catchier than Davao Eagles.


And a lot funkier.. hehe ;D

AnthonyServinio
09-10-2006, 01:32 AM
BATTLE OF THE MBA STARS RESULTS
1998 - South All-Stars (Agripino NOEL) d. North All-Stars (Januario DEL ROSARIO), 87-83, at the Bren Guiao Convention Center
1999 - North All-Stars (Francisco Luis ALAS) d. South All-Stars (Jose Antonio YTURRI), 100-93, at the Cebu Coliseum
2000 - not held
2001 - Philippine NT (David ZAMAR) d. MBA Selection (Philip CEZAR), 96-93, at the C.P. Tinga Memorial Hall
2002 - not held

BATTLE OF THE MBA STARS MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
1998 - Donaldo HONTIVEROS (South All-Stars, Cebu Gems)
1999 - Romel ADDUCUL (Noth All-Stars, Manila Metrostars)
2000 - none
2001 - Christian CALAGUIO (Philippine NT) and Ercito VICTOLERO (Philippine NT)
2002 - none

SLAM DUNK CHAMPION
1998 - Celedon CAMASO (Manila Metrostars)
1999 - Matthew MITCHELL (Cebu Gems)
2000 - not held
2001 - not held
2002 - not held

THREE-POINT SHOOTOUT
1998 - Nestor ECHANO (Manila Metrostars)
1999 - Romeo DELA ROSA (Negros Slashers)
2000 - not held
2001 - not held
2002 - not held

THREE-TIME ALL-STARS
Romel ADDUCUL
Hubert John FERRIOLS
Eddie LAURE

TWO-TIME ALL-STARS
Ernesto BALLESTEROS
Christian CALAGUIO
Alexander COMPTON
Maximo DELANTES
Gherome EJERCITO
Donaldo HONTIVEROS
Victor Pedro MARTIN
Junel MENDIOLA
Peter NARON
Cid WHITE

ONE-TIME ALL-STARS
Renato AGUSTIN
Randy ALCANTARA
Paul AlLVAREZ
Francis AQUINO
Wynne ARBOLEDA
Vigildo BABILONIA
Leo Genaro BAT-OG
Dave BAUTISTA
Felix BELANO
Rudolf BELMONTE
Danilo CAPROBRES
Johnedel CARDEL
Christopher CLAY
Angelo DAVID
Ruben DELA ROSA
Gilbert DEMAPE
Edgar ECHAVEZ
Antonio ESPINOSA
Jeffrey FLOWERS
Erwin FRAMO
Norman GONZALES
Vicente HIZON
Manuel HUELAR
Reynel Francis HUGNATAN
Jose Apollo LIM
Riolito LURA
Armando MALABANAN
Joven MENTE
Renato MORANO
Dorian PENA
Marlon PIODO
Eugene QUILBAN
Ferdinand RAVENA
Rafi REAVIS
Omanzie RODRIGUEZ
Jose Miguel SANTAMARIA
Jonathan SERRANO
Oscar SIMON
Dale SINGSON
Edgar TANUAN
Jomar TIERRA
Ercito VICTOLERO
Robert WAINWRIGHT

Schortsanitis
09-12-2006, 01:58 PM
'Aba, Anthony, mukhang mas maganda ang pagkakagawa ng thread mo tungkol sa MBA dito kesa sa PEx, a'.

:)

AnthonyServinio
09-15-2006, 02:33 AM
* * *THE Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) represented the country in two Southeast Asian Games bringing home the gold medal on both occassions:

1999 - 20th SEAG Brunei Darussalam
Romel ADDUCUL (Manila Metrostars)
Freche William ANG (Manila Metrostars)
Wynne ARBOLEDA (Laguna Lakers)
Ernesto BILLONES (Las Pinas College - guest player)
Celedon CAMASO (Manila Metrostars)
Ruben DELA ROSA (Manila Metrostars)
Gilbert DEMAPE (Manila Metrostars)
June LONGALONG (Manila Metrostars)
Victor Pedro MARTIN (Manila Metrostars)
Renato MORANO (Pampanga Dragons)
Kerby RAYMUNDO (Letran College - guest player)
Jonathan SERRANO (Manila Metrostars)

Head Coach: Francisco Luis ALAS (Manila Metrostars)

2001 - 21st SEAG Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Romel ADDUCUL (LBC Batangas Blades)
Christian CALAGUIO (Andok's San Juan Knights)
Ruben DELA ROSA (Negros Slashers)
Edgar ECHAVEZ (Socsargen Marlins)
Hubert John FERRIOLS (Negros Slashers)
Vincente HIZON (Free Agent)
Eddie LAURE (LBC Batangas Blades)
Victor Pedro MARTIN (LBC Batangas Blades)
Junel MENDIOLA (FedEx Laguna Lakers)
Omanzie RODRIGUEZ (Andok's San Juan Knights)
Jomar TIERRA (Negros Slashers)
Ercito VICTOLERO (Andok's San Juan Knights)

Head Coach: David ZAMAR (Socsargen Marlins)



'Aba, Anthony, mukhang mas maganda ang pagkakagawa ng thread mo tungkol sa MBA dito kesa sa PEx, a'.*

:)
* * *It's not the thread, it's how the posters react on the thread.* Attribute this to the high level of discussions in this site.

cricohermoso
09-15-2006, 03:20 AM
Anthony, remember that Jones Cup incident in which Iloilo Megavolts participated? Joey Mente provoked a Taiwanese player which in turn retailiated by punching Mente in the head. Tapos there was a melee that followed.

I think I saw dinglasan throwing bottles at a taiwanese player :D

***
I followed the MBA closely back in 1998 to 2000 (Anthony, I never got your Metrostars articles in their old website. sayang, I downloaded the vidoes in there kahit na dial-up lang kami nun!). Maka-Metrostars na ako since 1998. Alex Compton led the league in points and assists back in his MVP year in 1999. If I remember it correctly, they won back in December 8, 1999. The PBA, for some reason, decided not to hold games on that time - a move which earned the praise of Al Mendoza. Haha. Game 5 of the finals between Manila and Cebu was a shoot-out between Alex Compton and Dondon Hontiveros (45 pts). Freche Ang just stepped up in OT.

Another incident I remember is Alex Compton and Dondon Hontiveros trading jerseys after game 6.

***
Other memorable moments I remember are...
1. Roel Bravo, then with the Pampanga Dragons, threw the shot of his lifetime when he released a buzzer beater which eliminated the Laguna Lakers in 1999. Interestingly, he suited up for the Lakers in 2000.
2. the MBA lockout in 1998. Darn.
3. Negros Slashers putting a stop at Manila's 22 game winning streak through Dean Labayen and Johndel Cardel's efforts.
4. Death of DJ de Jarlo in 1998 (his jersey #6 was retired).
5. Peter Martin scoring the first basket of the league, Dondon Hontiveros the first casualty, Chito Victolero scoring the first trey in the MBA. haha.
6. President Ramos saying "Balita ko mas maganda daw ang MBA sa PBA." to the howl of the crowd when he addressed the guests in MBA's opening in Pangasinan. Tapos nag-react ang PBA haha. (hence Noli Eala's "Nobody does it better than the PBA")
7. Chot Reyes' MBAcademy segment.
8. Negros Slashers coming from a 1-3 deficit to knock Cebu out of the Southern Conference finals back in 1998. Jack Tanuan's "three saging bites."
9. Ara Mina being a muse for both the MBA and the PBA (for Tanduay) when both leagues opened in their 2000 season. Sabay yan. haha.
10. Binky Favis crying when his Batangas Blades didn't make it in the MBA playoffs in 1998.
11. Davao Eagles' miracle run in 1998.
12. Sapakang Adducul at Bong Alvarez sa Pampanga. :D

let me think of more. :D

cricohermoso
09-15-2006, 03:28 AM
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
1998 - Hubert John FERRIOLS (Negros Slashers)
1999 - Alexander Michael COMPTON (Manila Metrostars)
2000 - Romel ADDUCUL (Manila Metrostars)
2001 - Eddie LAURE (LBC Batangas Blades)
2002 - none


may caltex star player pa sila nun - given to homegrown athletes with MVP numbers. John Ferriols won the MVP and the Caltex Star player award in 1998. Romel Adducul won it in 1999.

And interestingly, the MBA never had an awards night in the 2000 season. Binigay lang yung award kay Romel Adducul in the opening of the 2001 season. Sabi nila daw para hindi umalis si Adducul sa MBA. *shrug*

Sadly, I never saw the Adducul of the old in the PBA. Either bumaba laro nya OR kinain nya nang buhay yung ibang centro sa MBA.

cricohermoso
09-15-2006, 12:11 PM
And whatever happened to Nestor Echano after 1998? Why was he given away to Iloilo Megavoltz in 1999? (Echano was used sparingly in Iloilo).

Schortsanitis
09-15-2006, 02:14 PM
* * *It's not the thread, it's how the posters react on the thread.* Attribute this to the high level of discussions in this site.


Well, 1st impressions is that the posters in this site seem to be really knowledgeable about basketball, & quite eloquent, too.

Sam Miguel
09-15-2006, 04:03 PM
Crico, about Rommel Adducul. I love the guy, and I love centers in particular. Adducul was truly a force in the MBA - he had the size, strength and speed to dominate anybody there, including the likes of other bigmen Matt Mitchell, Dorian Pena, Long David, Bryant Punzalan, Rafi Reavis and Bonel Balingit. But Adducul had his first taste of PBA basketball in an ABC pocket tournament-type game when the traveling ABC All Stars sponsored by Nike played against a PBA All Star selection (this was circa 1999). Eric Menk rejected him twice in one sequence and he also wound up on the wrong end of an Asi Taulava dunk. The game was played at one of the PBA's home venues, the Big Dome, and the predominantly pro-PBA crowd let the MBA demigod have it with hoots and howls.

By the time Adducul made it to the PBA he ran into a lot of familiar faces like Pena and Reavis. He also ran into Menk again, except they were now both wearing the same uniform, Barangay Ginebra. Make no mistake about it, Adducul is a talented player and one of the best bigmen in the country. But ranged against the gauntlet of gifted bigmen proliferating the pro ranks like his former amateurs rival Danny Ildefonso, Dennis Espino (contented cow and all that he may be now, along with Marlou Aquino) Taulava, Don Allado, Sonny Thoss, Mark Telan, Ali Peek, etc... he is just another fish in a very big pond, certainly he is by no means even one of the bigger fish in the PBA pond. He will still get you points in the paint, run the floor, seal off, rebound and block a few shots, but he will never be mistaken for the old Adducul that dominated the MBA.

cricohermoso
09-15-2006, 05:16 PM
Crico, about Rommel Adducul. I love the guy, and I love centers in particular. Adducul was truly a force in the MBA - he had the size, strength and speed to dominate anybody there, including the likes of other bigmen Matt Mitchell, Dorian Pena, Long David, Bryant Punzalan, Rafi Reavis and Bonel Balingit. But Adducul had his first taste of PBA basketball in an ABC pocket tournament-type game when the traveling ABC All Stars sponsored by Nike played against a PBA All Star selection (this was circa 1999). Eric Menk rejected him twice in one sequence and he also wound up on the wrong end of an Asi Taulava dunk. The game was played at one of the PBA's home venues, the Big Dome, and the predominantly pro-PBA crowd let the MBA demigod have it with hoots and howls.


Yes I remember this incident. May laro Metrostars at that time, tapos from San Andres diretso si Adducul sa Araneta. I think this was around year 2000. And I think Noli Eala said "welcome to the PBA, Mr. Adducul" when Adducul was rejected by Marlou (or Menk as you said). Meron ring Indian teammate si Adducul na nagpupumilit magdunk kaso ayaw and the crowd cheered for him when he finally made one.

Mikhail
09-15-2006, 05:27 PM
Adducul's MBA days slowed his development. While he was better that Ildefonso during their amateur days, Danny I was playing against the best in the PBA while Adducul was toying with people in the MBA. Pre-injury Danny I (2001/2002) was no doubt better than Adducul during the same times, faster, looking more athletic, expanding his shooting range. Pero ngayon, malamang pareho na lang sila. :)

cricohermoso
09-15-2006, 05:28 PM
Here's something I picked up from Quinito Henson's Sporting Chance:

Thanks for the memories
SPORTING CHANCE by Joaquin M. Henson
Publish Date: [Sunday, July 28, 2002]

The game’s over for the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA). In its fifth year of operations, the MBA is closing shop. League owners, however, are leaving the door open for a comeback but that’s unlikely. If the MBA doesn’t shut down completely, expect players, coaches, and whoever else with live contracts to go to court and demand what is due them.

It’s no secret that the MBA hasn’t paid out salaries since April. Management promises to make good on back wages but with an empty well, that’s like spitting in the wind. The MBA owes millions to NBN-4 and the TV production company Silverstar. There are other huge payables staring the owners in the face.

A self-styled MBA spokesman says the league was a business failure. That’s an understatement. He should’ve added that management played a major role in bringing down the league. It wasn’t just a business failure – it was also a lamentable case of gross mismanagement.

But for all of the MBA’s shortcomings, it will forever be remembered as a league that dared to be different. That is the MBA’s legacy and nobody can take that away from it. No other league in the world experimented with such innovations as the Blitz-3 or the option to shoot a single free throw from the three-point arc instead of two foul shots from the 15-foot line. The MBA reduced the limit to cross the timeline from 10 to eight before the National Basketball Association (NBA) adopted the same rule last season.

It was a league that never backed down from lending players to represent the country in international competitions. And it was a league that developed players for elevation to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Over 30 MBA veterans are now earning big bucks in the PBA. Two ex-MBA players are in coach Joseph Uichico’s Fighting 15 preparing for the Asian Games – Rudy Hatfield and Dondon Hontiveros. Among the MBA veterans in PBA rosters are Willie Miller, Ibet Demape, Wynne Arboleda, Dorian Pena, Rob Duat, Ato Morano, Dale Singson, Don Camaso, Ronald Magtulis, Joey Mente, Omanzie Rodriguez, and Chris Calaguio.

What led to the MBA’s downfall? Consider these 10 major reasons.

• Dependence on a single group for survival. It was good while it lasted but ABS-CBN, which subsidized the MBA for four years, has its own priorities and basketball surely isn’t among them. Without ABS-CBN’s support, the MBA was left to fend for itself – something it obviously wasn’t ready to do. ABS-CBN gave the MBA a security blanket. Without ABS-CBN, the MBA lost that blanket and shivered in the cold. ABS-CBN not only delivered air time and paid for salaries of marquee players but it also owned several franchises. When ABS-CBN pulled out, the MBA collapsed.

• Goal to kill the PBA. At its inception, the MBA sought to displace the PBA as the country’s premier pro league. It dangled huge salaries to lure top PBA stars to take the plunge. Vince Hizon, for instance, was offered an unimaginable, monstrous three-year salary to jump ship and he did – who wouldn’t? The problem was Hizon wound up not getting paid. Paying astronomical salaries to showcase marquee players backfired in the end. The MBA just couldn’t afford the overhead.

• Illusions of grandeur. Management – proud and ambitious – wouldn’t step down from its glass tower. League owners refused to face reality and trumpeting the "success" of the regional concept, insisted the home-and-away formula was the best thing that ever happened to Philippine basketball. Unfortunately, management didn’t realize the MBA isn’t the NBA.

• Too many cooks. You couldn’t figure out who was really in charge. In the press, several MBA geniuses spoke out. MBA commissioner Chito Loyzaga had to put a gag on a league owner who talked out of turn during negotiations for some teams to join the Philippine Basketball League (PBL).

• Insensitive to players and coaches. MBA officials – protecting their own vested interests – didn’t back up players in cases of dispute. Hizon was abandoned in his fight against a franchise owner who is closely related to the MBA powers. Romel Adducul cried when the MBA refused to allow him to join the PBA draft early this year. Robert Sison was kicked out of a coaching job. And what about the players, coaches, and utility boys who are still unpaid? If the league doesn’t look after its own players, who will? Too bad the MBA failed to answer its conscience call.

• Invasion of Fil-shams. The MBA did away with the requirement of Fil-Ams obtaining Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance. All they had to submit was a work permit from the Department of Labor and Employment. But starting this season, the MBA imposed the DOJ requirement – which meant a virtual amnesty for holdovers because the rule isn’t retroactive. That’s why Chris Clay wound up as an import in the PBA.

• Mismanaged regional concept. Bringing the games to fans in the provinces was a step in the right direction but at what cost? When the MBA realized it had to go commercial for survival, the league was already in its death throes. It was too late to refuel – the car had run out of gas in the middle of a desert.

• No continuity for commissioner. In less than five full seasons, the MBA rotated four commissioners – Ramon Fernandez, Ogie Narvasa, Butch Antonio and Loyzaga. The job was like a hot seat. Nobody could stand the heat for too long. League owners dictated to the commissioner who was powerless against the top honchos. Loyzaga tried to institute reforms this season but ran out of time. The hole had become too big to crawl out of.

• Entry of politicians. The MBA allowed itself to be exploited by politicians who weren’t in the league for the long haul. With politicians controlling franchises, you knew basketball wasn’t the only thing on their mind.

• Lack of transparency. It was never clear who owned which MBA franchises. Were league officials protecting the interests of favored teams? What happened to the Manila Metrostars – what were the implications of the merger with the Batangas Blades on the league owners? Who really owns the Negros Slashers and the Davao Eagles?

League mouthpieces are spreading the word that the MBA will be back with a bang next year. There is talk of turning amateur and hooking up with the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP). There is also talk of at least two MBA teams joining the PBL – if that happens, only three MBA veterans per club will be allowed to revert to amateur. Is there no end to the charade?

AnthonyServinio
09-17-2006, 01:11 AM
Anthony, remember that Jones Cup incident in which Iloilo Megavolts participated? Joey Mente provoked a Taiwanese player which in turn retailiated by punching Mente in the head. Tapos there was a melee that followed.

I think I saw dinglasan throwing bottles at a taiwanese player :D
* * *Of course and luckily I was not there as the gym became a war zone!* Joey Mente later claimed the 6'8" Taiwanese player (compared to Mente being a shade under six feet) was playing too dirty so he was forced to hit him on the nape thus triggering the free for all.

* * *Since the Megavoltz' next game was against the other Taiwan entry, they decided to forfeit the said game and their remaining games for security reasons and went back to the Philippines.

* * *The MBA and its players represented the Philippines in the annual William Jones Cup in Taiwan from 1999 to 2002.* Here is a recap of their participation:

1999 - Iloilo Megavoltz - Eighth Place
Francis AQUINO
Vincente HIZON
Alejandro LIM
Quinteliano Roy LITERAL
Riolito LURA
Ronald MAGTULIS
Joven MENTE
Adriano POLISTICO
Jose Miguel SANTAMARIA
Dale SINGSON
Dominic Philip UY
Elpidio VILLAMIN

Head Coach: Daniel GAVIERES

2000 - FedEx Laguna Lakers - Fourth Place
Crizaldo BADE
Jerome BARBOSA
Rolando BASILIDES
Ryan BERNARDO
Christopher CLAY
Jeffrey FLOWERS
Michael GARCIA
Christian NICDAO
Jasper OCAMPO
Genesis SASUMAN

Head Coach: Edgardo CORDERO

2001 - FedEx Laguna Lakers - Fourth Place
Jerome BARBOSA
Christopher CLAY
Ranidel DE OCAMPO (Saint Francis of Assisi - guest player)
Valentin DOMINGO
Jeffrey FLOWERS
Michael GARCIA
Richard MELENCIO
Rolly MENOR
Christian NICDAO
Ramon REGIDOR
Oscar SIMON
Patrick TIONGCO (Adamson University - guest player)

Head Coach: Johny TAM

2002 - Cebuana Lhuillier-MBA All-Stars - Fifth Place
Romel ADDUCUL (Osaka Pangasinan Waves)
Alexander COMPTON (LBC Batangas Blades)
Bruce Jeffrey DACIA (Cebuana Lhuillier Gems)
Edgar ECHAVEZ (Cebuana Lhuillier Gems)
Kalani FERRERIA (Osaka Pangasinan Waves)
Hubert John FERRIOLS (RCPI Negros Slashers)
Jeffrey FLOWERS (Gilbey's Olongapo Volunteers)
Reynel Francis HUGNATAN (RCPI Negros Slashers)
Eddie LAURE (LBC Batangas Blades)
John Billy MAMARIL (Professional Davao Eagles)
Peter June SIMON (Professional Davao Eagles)

Head Coach: Francis RODRIGUEZ (Cebuana Lhuillier Gems)

joelex
11-08-2006, 05:17 AM
did jay jay helterbrand ever play in the MBA?

AnthonyServinio
11-08-2006, 10:55 AM
did jay jay helterbrand ever play in the MBA?
* * Yes, Anthony Helterbrand played one minute for the Batangas Blades against the Davao Eagles at the Sentrum De La Salle in Lipa City during the 2000 season.* After his one-minute stint, he was taken out and never returned to the game.* Helterbrand then disappeared from the Blades' roster only to resurface in the PBA with Ginebra.

* * *Apparently, it was a wise ploy by Helterbrand's agent.* By playing the MBA, it automatically vested free agent status on the player, allowing him to be directly hired by any PBA team.* The following year, the PBA amended its rules now requiring former MBA pros to pass through the annual Rookie Draft.

christian
11-08-2006, 09:49 PM
Who is/was his agent?

AnthonyServinio
11-09-2006, 10:43 AM
Who is/was his agent?
* * *Former cycling champion Rolando "Rolly" Giso was the agent on record of Anthony Helterbrand at that time.

christian
11-09-2006, 08:42 PM
Thanks sir anthony! Happy birthday!

Wang-Bu
11-27-2006, 11:07 PM
Ano na kaya nangyari kay Gilbert Demape? PArang pagkatapos niyang maglaro para sa Manila Metrostars naglaho na lang siya.

joelex
11-28-2006, 02:20 AM
pagkatapos ng MBA career niya natatanda ko pang nag PBA yan, nasa lienup ng talk and text, purefoods at nung huli ay nasa sta lucia....

ngayon tuwing nababasa ko ang dyaryo, nakikita ko ang pangalan niya sa isang team sa MVBA at nasa higit 10 pts ang karaniwang iniiskore niya..

theboywhocriedwolf
12-01-2006, 01:04 AM
demape was actually the 4th over-all pick in the draft 5 or 6 yrs ago (behind willie miller, mike hrabak, and a certain mark caguioa). talk n text drafted him, but i think they were really targeting caguioa.

MVBA
12-12-2006, 10:37 PM
ngayon tuwing nababasa ko ang dyaryo, nakikita ko ang pangalan niya sa isang team sa MVBA at nasa higit 10 pts ang karaniwang iniiskore niya..
* * *Here are a list of former MBA pro players that are or have seen action in the ongoing ML Kwarta Padala Second Conference (October to December 2006):

M. LHUILLIER KWARTA PADALA-CEBU CITY
Michael Manigo - Cebu, Davao and Laguna
Marlon Piodo - Cebu and Davao
Stephen Padilla - Cebu
Danny Aying - San Juan
Aldrin Ocanada - Surigao
Alano Caputolan - Davao

CEBU LANDMASTER-MANTAWI
Alex Cainglet - Laguna
Abe Galinato - Surigao
Carlos Sayon - Negros and Cebu
Dale Singson - Iloilo

TALISAY AQUASTARS
Leode Garcia - Cebu, Laguna and Surigao
Bruce Dacia - San Juan and Cebu
Jessie Lumantas - Davao, Socsargen and Cebu
Leo Bat-og - Negros
James Laygo - Cagayan de Oro

MP WARRIORS-GENERAL SANTOS
Rolly Menor - Davao and Laguna

ILIGAN ARCHANGELS
Francis Sanz - Cagayan de Oro

HOLCIM PRYCE PHARMA-MISAMIS ORIENTAL
Bob Cozy Ilanga - Davao
Gilbert Demape - Manila
Maui Huelar - Negros
Nick Jabagat - Cagayan de Oro
Jerome Barbosa - Laguna

Note: The Lanao Royals and Toyota-Iloilo Turbos did not field an ex-MBA player.

Sam Miguel
08-14-2007, 11:32 AM
Is the Alex Cainglet mentioned above related to the girl Cainglet on the UP Lady Maroons?

irateluvmachine
08-15-2007, 08:22 PM
ah, yes...the MBA, during its first few years i preferred it over the PBA, which was getting increasingly into "uglyball"...

on the plus side, the MBA was responsible for jumpstarting several quality PBA careers...their home-and-away system was innovative and built up hometown pride...and the up-tempo style of play compared to the PBA back then was far more exciting...

...but on the negative side, i never was a fan of the MBA's direct-hire system...ba't di na lang sila nag-draft tulad ng PBA, so as to give better chances for the bad teams to get better...and the fil-shams, i believe the mba produced quite a few, including the notorious matt mitchell, who forever lost my respect when he was rapping and dancing during the filipino national anthem...

AnthonyServinio
03-09-2008, 05:52 AM
MBA @ 10


* * *MARCH 7, 2008 should have marked the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA).

* * *It was like only yesterday that the lavish opening ceremonies were held with no less than President Fidel V. Ramos and the legendary Carlos Loyzaga as the guests of honor at the Narciso Ramos Sports Center in Lingayen, Pangasinan.

* * *All 12 pioneer teams were there to parade.* Anjanette Abayari led the cheerleaders.* There was even a helicopter during the opening to take an aerial shot of the venue.

* * *The first game was the Manila Metrostars versus the Cebu Gems.* Peter Martin scored the first basket and his Metrostars went on to win the game.* The host Pangasinan Presidents bowed to the gritty Socsargen Marlins in the featured contest.

* * *The next day (March 8 ), the group motored down to the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in the City of San Fernando for the second doubleheader.

* * *Those were the days . . . .

Nike Air
03-09-2008, 08:20 AM
Seriously, I looked forward to those matches nung early stages ng MBA because of the good competition and yung home-and-away format nila. Seeing the coliseums of Cebu, Davao, Pampanga, and Negros grabe ang support ng mga tao and it really makes it hard for the visiting teams to win. I still remember Biboy Simon as the main scorer for the Laguna Lakers who scored 50-plus points in one game wherein he really waxed hot.

I am still hoping na magkaroon ng ganitong liga ulit with the top notch competition of course. Yung NBC kasi medyo masakit sa mata panoorin everytime I get the chance to watch their games.

Schortsanitis
03-09-2008, 12:55 PM
To add to the MBA recollections, remember that time, when the Mayors of Manila & Cebu bet 20 sacks of rice when their teams met in the MBA finals? Showed you how a lot of people were really into it. I think Manila won the bet, by the way.

joelex
03-09-2008, 01:07 PM
is there any way they could show retro games of the MBA on S23? hopefully someone could get them to do it!

marmand
03-09-2008, 04:05 PM
^

Yes especially, the rivalry of the Negros Slashers and Cebu Gems.

AnthonyServinio
03-30-2008, 01:46 AM
+

COACH JIMMY MARTIREZ passed away before the recent Holy Week. He was interred last Easter Sunday.

Coach Martirez served as an assistant to Coach Francis Rodriguez at Davao (1998-2000), Socsargen (2001) and Cebu (2002). He was also the long-time varsity coach of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Santa Mesa.

Let us all pray for the eternal repose of his soul and for the strength of his surviving relatives and friends.

bossman
09-02-2008, 10:45 PM
May dalawa pang players sila dati na hindi ko na malaman kung ano kinahinatnan: sina NONOY CHUATICO at JASPER JAVIER.


Nonoy Chuatico now owns an insurance agency. He still plays regular pick up games. Nakakalaro ko nga sya.

pepman
09-19-2008, 09:47 PM
Yung ABS-CBN signage sa tabi ng cour ang MBA memory ko.

Compton at Adducul pa ang ang kilala ko don.

pyke
10-14-2008, 02:02 PM
I remember vividly yung 3 point shoot out ni Compton and Hontiveros during the finals duel of the Metrostars and the Gems.

emorej
10-23-2008, 05:19 AM
Sayang, kung hindi sana nagsara ang MBA, ang dami pang teams na gustong pumasok. Balita ko, nakapila na at kumakatok sa pintuan ng MBA ang mga sumusunod:

Muntinlupa Inmates
Las Pinas Organs
Pandacan Giants
Cubao Farmers

Yung iba nakalimutan ko na.



Add na natin dito ang:

Marikina Shoemakers
Bagiuo Beans

dioning
10-23-2008, 07:30 PM
Mandaluyong Insiders
San Mateo Trashers
Obando Magic
Pateros Ducks
Quiapo Snatchers
Tondo Stealers
Makati Rambotitos
Zamboanga Kidnappers
Carriedo Pirates

AnthonyServinio
02-17-2009, 02:09 PM
ATTENTION FACEBOOK USERS

* * *A new Facebook group entitled "Remembering the MBA (1998-2002)" has been created.* Just use the Search function to find it. The group is classified under "Professional Sports".

* * *Hope to see all of you there!

Emon74
02-22-2009, 02:40 PM
Here's an article about the MBA in its Inaguaral year in 1998

How strong are the MBA pacers?

Four teams displayed sheer power in their rousing debuts in the Metropolitan Basketball Association during the kick-off of its maiden season in Lingayen, Pangasinan over the weekend.
Powerhouse Manila, Pampanga and Cagayan de Oro expectedly thrashed their opponents with hardly a sweat, all of them fashioning out victories by a mile.
The Metrostars, getting a superb 23-point, 16 rebound output from franchise player Rommel Adducul, trounced Cebu Gems, 96-70; the Dragons, behind Ato Agustin’s hot hands routed the Laguna Lakers, 97-80, and the Nuggets, with Peter Naron a the helm, proved too much for the Iloilo Voltz, 107-93.
But talking of impression, none of the three had it the way the Socsargen Marlins did. Anchoring their campaign on ex-pros Teroy Albarillo and Max Delantes, the Marlins down the highly-touted Pangasinan Presidents, 94-89, to register the biggest upset so far in the week-long cage league.
Other than Delantes and Albarillo-and probably Armand Malabanan- the Marlins are but a mixture of scrappy and unheralded players put into one by former San Miguel Beer stalwart Biboy Ravanes. The Marlins not only shamed the Presidents right in their hometown, they likewise shot the lights out of a team considered as on of the most explosive in the league.
Renato Morano, Rensy Bajar, Ralph Emerson Rivera and Richard Melencio – all members of the RP team which successfully defended the Country’s basketball crown in the last Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia – composed the core of the Pangasinan Lineup.
Socsargen did play with patience. Especially in the midst of Pangasinan’s all-out assault in the final minutes that enabled it to crawl out of a 16-point deficit and grabbed the upperhand, 89-87. A Finishing 7-0 run instigated by Delantes, former UST backup center Chandler Donaldson and surprised point guard Allan Alvarado saved the game – and the day – for the Marlins.

MBA's First

First Basket - Peter Martin (Manila)
First Rebound - Peter Martin (Manila)
First Three Point Shot - Chito Victolero (Manila)
First Turnover - Cebu
First Player Disqualification - Teroy Albarillo (Socsargen)
First Double Double Performance - Rommel Adducul (Manila)
First Woman Referee - Shiela Petallo
First Free Three Attempt - Ralph Rivera (Pangasinan)
First Road Victory - Socsargen
First Homecourt Loss - Pangasinan
First Homecourt Win - Pampanga
First Trade - Batangas Blades sent Jonjit Duremdes to the Davao Eagles in exchange for a first round pick in next year's league Draft

pepman
02-23-2009, 10:26 AM
MBA Memories:
1. ABS-CBN signage sa tabi ng court system backstop (yung bang sinushoot natin)
2. Anganda ng logo ng Negros Slashers!

Emon74
10-08-2009, 11:40 AM
Prieto hails MBA
May 1998

Founding Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner Leo Prieto has welcomed the creation of the Metropolitan Basketball Association, the new community-based league that's been sweeping the countryside, saying it should have been done a long time ago.
"We should have more of this kind of league because it has a built-in crowd," Prieto said. "People in the countryside are given more chance to see big time basketball without going to Manila." Prieto, honored by the PBA last February at the opening of its 24th season, made the statement while watching last Sunday's MBA games in San Fernando, Pampanga. It was his first time to see the games live.
"I've been watching this only on TV and I was really surprised when I saw for myself the impact that this league is making to the people. The PBA should have thought of this a long time ago. It's a joy to see these people enjoying themselves."
Prieto served as Commissioner when the PBA opened in 1975 until he was succeeded by Mariano Yenko in 1983. It was in Prieto's watch that the fabled Crispa-Toyota rivalry grew intense and was one of the foundations of growth of Asia's first professional basketball league.
Prieto said the MBA is a good training ground for athletes who dream of making it big without going to Manila to play. "As a consequence they become role models and modern-day heroes for fans in their respective communities," he said.

Emon74
08-31-2010, 09:14 PM
Discontented MBA team owners
By Lily O. Ramos
June 19-25, 1998

The transfer of Chot Reyes from Metroball to ABS-CBN has spawned so much curiosity although the explanation of Ramon Tuason is it is for the betterment of the league and the giant network as well as for the team owners.
No, Chot is now subject to auditing as dispelled by Tuason so on surface, nothing is wrong, However, one can't help but wonder why someone holding an important post as Reyes could be easily given away to another handler.
In an explanation by Tuason, he said the basis of report regarding Chot's being allegedly subjected to audit is a memo which was not addressed solely to Reyes but to all employees of Metroball. And yet remains the curiosity as to the real reason why Chot was moved away to ABS-CBN.
So what really gives as of this moment? Maybe Marivic Awitan, the woman who is supposed to be the queen of the MBA coverage group could give us a hint.

Also it looks like the MBA wants to do some cost-cutting on the home and away travels which is costing the different MBA teams financial drain. Someone said if the elimination round could be held in Manila and all of the semis can be held out there in the South, hundreds of thousands of pesos can be saved.
Besides, what if there are unforseen circumstances like a sudden transportation strike? What about the aches and pains suffered by the constant travels of each individual?
And it is true that a proposal to make the equity of stocks or financial earning of the league be 25 percent for the team owners, 25 for the MBA and 50 percent for ABS-CBN? The team owners reportedly wanted to have 50 percent of the earnings instead of P300,000 each because they are the ones spending the most for the maintenance of the league.

AnthonyServinio
10-23-2010, 01:58 AM
LINK: Was this the best collection of MBA All-Stars? (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/the-mbas-dream-team-2001/)

AnthonyServinio
12-17-2010, 07:41 PM
LINK: Remembering the LBC Batangas Blades 2001 MBA National Champions (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/ala-eh-champion-na-hari-pa/)

AnthonyServinio
02-07-2011, 09:47 AM
LINK: Review the final year (or to be more precise, half-year) of the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) in 2002. (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/archives-the-year-that-wasnt-part-1/)

Emon74
03-27-2011, 09:44 PM
Here's a prize find, Metroball's 3rd year, the MBA's 2000 Season Teams Preview, Off-Season Changes and Transactions. (1st Part)

Batangas Blades
The Blades of Coach Bong Ramos. Acquired Oliver Agapito from the Pangasinan Waves and Tonyboy Espinosa, who didnt renew his pack with Mobiline.
Other players: Ralph Rivera, Tyrone Bautista, Eddie Laure, Maoi Roca, Matt Makalintal, Lenny Reyes, Jeffrey Sanders, Fil-Am Stephen Antonio and Christoper Corbin.

Laguna Lakers
Bring in the tandem of Ramon Fernandez and Ed Cordero to oversee the massive team build up, Fernandez will serve as team consultant while Cordero was appointed head coach.
Acquired former Purefoods guard Genesis Sasuman, rookie center Christian Nicdao, ex-dragon Roel Bravo and Fil-Am Jeffrey Flowers
Other players: Oscar Simon, Rolando Basilides, Michael Garcia and veteran big men Alvin Teng and Cris Bade.

Manila Metrostars
Management's decision to "sell" Celedon Camaso to the Mobiline Phone Pals for P7 million triggered coach Louie Alas' resignation. Boysie Zamar now calls the shots.
Filling in for Camaso is former CDO forward Dino Manuel, the Metrostars also took in rookie Joel Co, and defense specialists Erwin Framo.
Aside from MVP Alex Compton and Rommel Adducul, other Manila Cagers are Augustus Caesar Brown, Nandy Garcia, June Longalong, Freche Ang and Jonathan Brines. still on the injured list are Peter Martin and guard Jonathan Serrano.

Nueva Ecija Patriots
New faces are Ariel Garcia, Billy Bansil and Rolof Linagco, back in harness for the Patriots are Dodong Postanes, Sonny Manucat, Jerome Chaneco and Eric Gascon.
The Patriot's hope are guard Willie Miller, enforcer Joel Gaspar, and two dependable big men - Dave Bautista and Bryant Punzalan.

Pasig-Rizal Pirates
Mentored by Joel Banal. Acquired Dorian Pena from the free agent pool, added sweet-shooting Armando Malabanan in a one-on-one trade that sent Lowell Briones to the Socsargen Marlins. tapped Warren Ybanez who last played for Boom Powder Detergents in the 1999 PBL season. and got Ryan Gamboa from Negros.
Built around franchise player Bong Ravena, The Pirates will have Pena work side-by-side with former Laker Jovy Sese and Michael Otto. Other Pasig-Rizal cagers include Jonathan De Guzman, Francis Adriano, Gilbert Castillo, Patrick Benedicto and Fil-Canadian John Dumont.

Pampanga Dragons
New Recruits were Valentin Domingo, Melvin Taguines and playmaker Junel Mendiola, rookie Jay Robles. Bonnie Garcia assumed the head coaching post while Romeo Lopez, who took over on an interim basis, slid to assistant coach.
Aside from Bong Alvarez and Angelo David, the Dragons of note were Ato Morano, Andy De Guzman, Ernesto Ballesteros and Gabby Cui.

San Juan Knights
With Gherome Ejercito's exit, Chito Victolero is now the lone veteran point guard of the Knights.
Boost of three Fil-Americans Brune Dacia, Philip Newton and Kalani Ferreria
The two towering big men of coach Philip Cezar, Bonel Balingit and Omanzie Rodriguez will remain with the team, along with its top gun Chris Calaguio. others in the San Juan team are Danilo Capobres, Randy Alcantara, Vilmer Banares and Macky De Joya.

Emon74
03-30-2011, 11:05 AM
(2nd Part)

Surigao Miners
New Coach Jimmy Mariano infused young blood to the team, tapping former UST swingman Richard Melencio.
Only legitimate center is Manny Victorino, at 42, may need help from incoming sophomore Ferdinand Rodriguez and newly-acquired John Velasco, who previously played for the Pangasinan Presidents.
Apollo Lim is expected to share the leadership role for the talent-deprived Surigao Quintet, responsible for making the team run more are playmakers Ed Pimentel ans Ramon Regidor, whom Surigao got from the dispersal draft pool. while Leody Garcia and Sonny Toring can also provide offense from time to time.

Socsargen Marlins
Aside from the hardworking, ever reliable cager in Maximo Delantes, the Marlins have three-point shooter Dino Pastor, Aldriche Reyes, Godfrey Cosio, Miko Santos, John Flores and big man Chandler Donaldson.
Helping out the veterans of new coach Willie Generalao, who replaced Biboy Ravanes as the squad's head coach, are newcomer Lowell Briones, rookie playmaker Angelo Velasco and Joselito Celiz, Lito Aguilar as well as ex-Cebu Gem Nilo Quirante.

Cagayan De Oro Amigos
Coach Arlene Rodriguez' veterans are playmaker Richard Ticzon, Peter Naron, Norman Gonzales, Jojo Martin and Saturnino Garrido
Nick Jagabat and Roma James Laygo gave quality minutes for the Amigos last year, and new recruit Edwin Manabat can now showcase his inside game.

Iloilo Megavoltz
The boys of coach Danny Gavieres added five new faces into the team, former UP slotman Allan Gamboa, Nestor Echano, Allan Salangsang, Roland Panaguiton and Marlon Basco.

Cebu Gems
Fil-Am Matt Mitchell, the Squad's leading scorer and rebounder last season, will have to get more scoring support from locals Stephen Padilla, Michael Manigo, center Arnold Gamboa and newly-acquired Fil-Am Kenny Evans.
While the Gems of coach Tonichi Yturri lost Wainwright and Hontiveros, they still are a tall squad aside from Mitchell and Gamboa, they have Jan Montalbo, Homer Se and Giovanni Pineda as well as Richard Caliao.

Negros Slashers
Fil-Ams Dorian Pena, Eulo Regala and Dean Labayen are gone with the team, the Slashers will now rely solely on local players, 1998 MVP awardee John Ferriols, Johnedel Cardel and Romeo Dela Rosa,, who will now play alongside younger brother Reuben.
Playmaker Maui Huelar will get help from Chris Dennis Madrid, who was released by the Batangas Blades. other Negros cagers are Leo Bat-og, Reynel Hugnatan, Karlos Primero, Edgar Ignacio and John Lim.

Davao Eagles
Davao will have to be contented with its roster led by last year's Discovery of the Year awardee Felix Belano, rebounding demon Marlon Piodo and three point shooters Aldrin Barola, Rafael Santos and newly-acquired Gonzalo Catalan.
the Eagles boosted their unit after recruiting several hotshots fromt he collegiate recruit in the south led by Ian Bayot, Jesse Lumantas and David Cabrera.
Aside from Belano and Piodo, Coach Francis Rodriguez can lean on veteran Bong Marata, Christopher De Jesus, Bong Solomon and Jomar Tierra.

AnthonyServinio
10-03-2011, 08:37 AM
LINK: Almost ten years after, the spirit of the MBA is very much alive today in 18 gentlemen! (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/still-soldiering/)

AnthonyServinio
07-12-2012, 12:33 AM
LINK: How did the MBA teams come up with their monikers? Find out more from this 1999 magazine article by clicking here. (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/archives-whats-in-a-name/)

AnthonyServinio
04-01-2013, 11:28 PM
Tribute to MR. RUBEN C. SOLON
Team Owner, Socsargen Marlins


IT’S EASTER Sunday. While the whole of Christianity is celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Filipino basketball community is grieving the loss of two gentlemen during the Holy Week who in their own way have made great contributions to the sport. READ MORE (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/ben-and-bobby/).

AnthonyServinio
04-02-2015, 10:15 PM
https://servssports.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/44173_3243964598438_808224691_n.jpg?w=225&h=300 (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/the-three-queens/)

MUCH BUZZ has been generated by Jane Umana last March 19 when she made the trivia books as the very first female to referee a PBA D-League game. However, she was not the first female to blow the whistle in a major men’s basketball league in the Philippines. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/the-three-queens/)