Some of the greatest players in PBA history are set to take the floor once again.
As part of the 2012 PBA All-Star Weekend, two teams composed of former and current PBA stars will clash in Laoag, Ilocos Norte.
In a game dubbed Greats versus Stalwarts, some of the best to have ever played in the league, like four-time MVP Alvin Patrimonio and legendary shooter Allan Caidic, who holds the record for most points by a local in a single game, will compete beside current PBA luminaries like Willie Miller and Mac Cardona.
B-MEG Llamados team manager Patrimonio and two-time MVP Miller of Barako Bull headline the Greats, which is composed of Alaska assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa, Petron Blaze head coach Ato Agustin, and his assistant coach Olsen Racela and team manager Hector Calma. Their active teammates are Boosters Danny Ildefonso and Joseph Yeo, Barako Bull’s Danny Seigle, Meralco’s Sol Mercado and Ginebra teammates Mike Cortez and Rudy Hatfield.
On the side of the Stalwarts are Ginebra assistant Caidic and Meralco forward Cardona, alongside legends in Powerade team manager Kenneth Duremdes, and assistant coaches Ronnie Magsanoc of Meralco, Pido Jarencio of Petron and Talk ‘N Text’s Bong Ravena. They will be backed up by Bolts center Asi Taulava, TNT’s Ranidel De Ocampo, Powerade’s Sean Anthony, B-MEG’s Peter June Simon, Ginebra’s Jayjay Helterbrand and Cyrus Baguio of Alaska.
Out of the ten legends playing in the game, seven – Patrimonio, Caidic, Lastimosa, Agustin, Calma, Duremdes and Magsanoc – were named to the 25 Greatest Players in PBA History in 2000. The game also features eight players that have previously won the MVP award.
The Greats take on the Stalwarts on May 11 before the other Obstacle Challenge and Slam Dunk Contest. The three-point shootout and All-Star Game will be held on May 13.
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