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Meralco to wear throwback MICAA jerseys in upcoming PBA campaign

Robert Jaworski's Meralco jersey from 1971 in the defunct MICAA. Photo courtesy of Carlo Ricohermoso

As the Meralco Bolts look to a brighter future, they pay tribute to a glorious basketball past.

The team will be wearing the colors of the 1971 Meralco Reddy Kilowatts, a legendary team from the old MICAA, the precursor of the PBA. Team executive Mon Segismundo revealed the plans to InterAKTV in a text message.

The Reddies, bannered by Robert Jaworski, Francis Arnaiz, Orly Bauzon, Jimmy Mariano and the late Big Boy Reynoso among others, were a powerhouse team in the MICAA, forging a feverish rivalry with another fabled squad, the Crispa Redmanizers.

The Meralco-Crispa rivalry was the precursor of the Toyota-Crispa rivalry that spilled over in the PBA.

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