The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) turns back the hands of time as it formally launches retro jerseys featuring the 25 Greatest Players in its long, rich history. A special cocktail will be held to launch the much-awaited product presented by Robinsons Sports Loop and Robinsons Mall.
Some of the players named among the greatest during the PBA’s first 25 years are expected to grace the Sept. 23 event that starts at 4 p.m. Heading the list of the league’s greatest 25 are the Living Legend Robert Jaworski, who’s famous for his no. 7 jersey, Alvin Patrimonio and his ever popular no. 16 uniform, Allan Caidic and his legendary no. 8 shirt, ditto withSamboy Lim (#9), Atoy Co (#6) and Philip Cezar (#18). “This project is sort of a tribute to our past stars.
The growth of the PBA is largely the fruit of their love and passion for the game of basketball,” said PBA Commissioner Chito Salud. PBA Properties Inc. has been receiving lots of emails here and abroad clamoring for retro jerseys, according to Rhose G. Montreal, Licensing and Special Projects manager of the league. The rest of the greatest roster named during the league’s silver anniversary in 2000, are multiple MVPs Ramon Fernandez, Bogs Adornado, Benjie Paras and Abet Guidaben, Johnny Abarrientos, Francis Arnaiz, Ricky Brown, Hector Calma, Manny Paner, Lim Eng Beng, Danny Florencio, Freddie Hubalde, Bernie Fabiosa, Ronnie Magsanoc, Jojo Lastimosa, Renato Agustin, Jerry Codinera, Vergel Meneses, and Kenneth Duremdes.
After its launching, the retro jerseys will be made available thru online stores Jersey Haven and PBA Online Store, and at Titan Sports. The project marks the fourth partnership forged between the PBA and Robinsons for the coming season. The Annual Rookie Draft was recently held at the Midtown of Robinsons Place Manila.