PBA STATS | PONGKIE ALOLOR
DIRECT HIRE - FINANCE (MARIWASA)
UV GREEN LANCERS
1981 - 1993
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER | NONE
BEST PLAYER OF THE CONFERENCE | NONE
MYTHICAL FIVE | NONE
MYTHICAL TEN | NONE
FINALS MVP | NONE
CHAMPIONSHIPS | 4
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR | NONE
ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM | NONE
ALL-STAR MVP | NONE
I caught a glimpse of his days as part of Alaska but I love the gameplay of Pongkie Alolor as a Pepsi Cola Hotshot.
The dude is whiny as hell (I think he led the PBA in technical fouls at one point) but he is also a guy you can trust when the game is on the line. Sure, I rooted for Pepsi back then because I loved the product (and the Michael Jackson commercials of that time) and not because of their gameplay (they were the whipping boys of the 90s with only a Finals appearance to show). But seeing the likes of Alolor, Abet Guidaben, Naning Valenciano, Joy Carpio, and Manny Victorino makes me wonder about their win-loss record if they got the 80s versions of these erstwhile all-star crew.
Also seeing his numbers, I thought Alolor had better scoring averages.
I thought for sure his Pepsi scoring numbers are dialed-down versions of what he usually had back in the day.
At least his fiery persona never changed. 30-something Pongkie Alolor ruining a referee's night is a cool sight to watch.
SOURCES: This is not official. Information credit comes from the following sources: PBA, The PBA Hardcourt Annual, the defunct PBA Online website, the Real GM website, Philippine Basketball Reference, PBA Archives, PBA Records and Oddities, Edmon 1974, and Wikipedia.