PBA STATS | PONGKIE ALOLOR




1981

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.

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