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The 1990 PBA All-Star Game was still meant to showcase the veterans against the wily league upstarts. Ramon Fernandez is still putting generational player numbers but it was evident that the young guns are expected to dominate from here on out.

With that said, the sophomores and juniors couldn't really rely on the rookies. Top pick Apet Jao and eventual Rookie of the Year Gerry Esplana were the only rookies to make the squad. And while yeah, the kids were there to play, their numbers aren't as awesome as the previous season. I guess this is why the game changed its format the succeeding season.

Anyway, the Veterans won again thanks to Samboy Lim's 42 points. Leading the Veterans to a 146 to 118 onslaught, The Skywalker was hailed All-Star MVP.

Expansion squads Pepsi and Pop Cola weren't represented in the game. Pepsi should have had a guy as for the second straight season, Abet Guidaben got snubbed as part of the Vets squad despite averaging 16.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 0.9 blocks in 46 games. For the side of the rookies, second-round rookie Carlito Mejos should have made the squad especially since it could have prolonged his PBA career. After averaging 13.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists, Mejos' found himself in a benchwarming role the following season and was out of the PBA in the next. Meanwhile, for the Pop Cola side, Elmer Reyes and Pido Jarencio finished the season in double digits but rookie Andy De Guzman was the only rookie to average in double digits with 10.9 points to go alongside his 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists.

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