100 BEST CAREERS IN THE PBA: INTRODUCTION



Ever since I got hold of the current Hardcourt issue (aka Hardcourt’s last season’s issue), which is basically a handbook on the ways of the PBA, I have been trying to do an ultimate article on what is inside the book.

And I came out with this!

The 100 best careers in the PBA!

Basically this contains the best players to ever play in the league. But the thing is, I wrote it as “the best careers” and not the “greatest players” to not get people to torch my ass with my selections.


THE SYDRIFIED ACCUMULATED POINTS SYSTEM

With the help of your researched stats and Microsoft Excel, you yourselves could come up with this!

STEP 1: RESEARCH! I got my stats from the PBA Hardcourt Annual, the PBA website, PBFantasy, and Wikipedia.  

STEP 2: Only players with either 150 games (which pretty much translates to 6 or 7 seasons) or any of these achievements (2,500 points, 3,000 rebounds, or 1,000 assists) are allowed in this list. Current PBA players (as of the 2009-10 season) will make use of their available stats. This list will also consider past MVP, Mythical 5 and Mythical 10 winners regardless if they pulled off the said achievements.

Since there is no new Hardcourt issue available but we know the 2011 Leo Awardees, they are also included as well.

STEP 3: You have to get the product of their career totals with the use of an “altered” PBFantasy equation. Basically the equation is like this:

TOTAL POINTS (1.25) x TOTAL REBOUNDS (1.5) x TOTAL ASSISTS (2) x TOTAL STEALS (2.5) x TOTAL BLOCKS (2.5)

I altered the points multiplier from 1 to 1.25 because let’s face it, there is no PBA player past or present that average 25ppg, 10rpg, and even 6apg. A player is an automatic star by only scoring in double figures!

If a player lacks a stat, they will be given the lowest possible scorer which is below the quota. The lowest possible score for total points will be 1800 while it will be 1000 for total rebounds, 600 for total assists, and 200 for total steals and blocks. As for the total steals and blocks, it all depends on how their playing style looks like. For example, if Willie Generalao has incomplete data in steals and blocks, I’m just going to rely on gut that he can have 200 steals but unfortunately will never have 200 blocks. Jimmy Alapag, despite playing a little under 400 games, could only produce 4 blocks in his career.

STEP 4: Divide the TOTALS with the player’s TOTAL GAMES.

STEP 5: Afterwards, add the results of STEP 4 with the list of their achievements. For example, if Ramon Fernandez ends up with 51.26, then you need to add these bonus points.


BONUS POINTS

20 POINTS MVP, HALL OF FAME, AND 25 GREATEST PLAYERS 

15 POINTS – 15,000 POINTS AND TOP 5 ALL-TIME SCORING AVERAGE LEADERS  

10 POINTS – MYTHICAL FIVE, REPRESENTED THE COUNTRY AT THE OLYMPICS OR AT THE FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, 10,000 POINTS, 5,000 DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS, 2,000 OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS, 5,000 ASSISTS, 1,000 STEALS, 1,000 BLOCKS, 1,000 GAMES, 1,000 3-POINTERS MADE, 2,000 FREE THROWS MADE, TOP 15 ALL-TIME SCORING AVERAGE LEADERS, TOP 10 ALL-TIME REBOUNDING AVERAGE LEADERS, TOP 10 ALL-TIME ASSIST AVERAGE LEADERS, TOP 10 3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE LEADERS, AND TOP 10 FREE THROW PERCENTAGE LEADERS      

5 POINTS – MYTHICAL TEN, BEST PLAYER OF THE CONFERENCE, 2,000 DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS, 1,000 OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS, 2,000 ASSISTS, 500 STEALS, 500 BLOCKS, 500 3-POINTERS MADE, 1,500 FREE THROWS MADE, TOP 25: ALL-TIME SCORING AVERAGE LEADERS, TOP 25: ALL-TIME REBOUNDING AVERAGE LEADERS, TOP 25: ALL-TIME ASSIST AVERAGE LEADERS, TOP 25: 3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE LEADERS, TOP 25: FREE THROW PERCENTAGE LEADERS, AND REPRESENTED THE COUNTRY IN EITHER THE FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OR IN THE OLYMPICS    

3 POINTS – THE 1985 NORTHERN CONSOLIDATED CEMENT TEAM THAT QUALIFIED TO THE FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A FIVE BUT THEY FAILED TO PARTICIPATE BECAUSE OF THE 1986 EDSA REVOLUTION.

1 POINT – FINALS MVP, ALL-STAR MVP, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, AND MOST IMPROVED PLAYER. ALSO A POINT WILL BE REWARDED FOR SEASON CHAMPIONS IN TOTAL POINTS, SCORING AVERAGE, 3-POINTS MADE, 2-POINTS MADE, FREE THROWS MADE, TOTAL DEFENSIVE AND OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS, TOTAL REBOUNDS, TOTAL ASSISTS, TOTAL STEALS, AND TOTAL BLOCKS

0.5 POINTS – ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM AND ALL-STAR SELECTIONS


STEP 6: NOW YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE LIST! 

I'll put on ten players per post. I'll probably have two posts per week. Recaps will be provided. Hopefully detractors will not be THAT mean. 

Game over!

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