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Former Golden State Warrior
and only "Pinoy" to play in NBA.
alam ko grandslam kasi ang alaska. ayaw nila bitawan si jhonny a.
kung nakapasok si jhonny a sa NBA. siya ang first asian player na nakalaro sa nba. hindi si whang zhi zhi.
After i googled your name i was really surprised with what i have seen...
It is unfortunate that you didn't get the recognition that you deserve even in the Philippines being the only "Pinoy" to play in the NBA, but now with this revelation it makes me even more proud being a Pinoy! And it also gives me more hope that one day "another" Pinoy baller will make it to the NBA again.
he was not an NBA material, Alaska fans lang naman ang nagpipilit na kaya niya maglaro sa NBA eh...
^I beg to disagree, as a Ginebra fan, I hated johnny A so much, hahaha, tinik siya sa lalamunan ng Ginebra (and all the other teams). Nung prime niya, he's really one heck of a player, walang makasabay sa kanya. His ability as a playmaker is the best during that time.
^ tsismis at media overhyped!
naalala ko pa nuon... sabi sa tabloid.. si karl malone may balak kunin na PG from Phil.. johnny abba lang daw ang alam nyang name
IMO.... 2 PBA players lang ang pwedeng mag qualify sa PBA... johnny A. and samboy lim...... kahit nuong 80's may tsismis na kukunin ni pat riley si Samboy Lim... dahil bumilib sya kay samboy lim nuon (jones cup ata nun) yung nanonood daw sya kalaban ng RP ang Jordan.. nuong nag take off si Samboy.. yung dalawang jordanian nakababa na si Samboy nasa ere pa ren kay na lay up.. bumilib daw si Pat Riley sa kanya nuong napanood then inimbitahan daw mag tryout sa Lakers pero nagkonsulta si Sambo Kay Jawo sabi ni Jawo mas sisikat sya sa Pinas kaysa sa NBA kaya huwag na nyang ituloy......kaya ayun.. ano na nangyari kay samboy hahahha.... pero shempre plain tsismis lang to... narinig ko lang to sa mga miron nuon
ang sa akin lang kung pwede talaga sa NBA, naglaro na siya doon, but obviously hinde man lang na invite then it means he was not good enough to be playing in the NBA.
Si johnny ba e alive pa
during the 80s maliban kay Samboy, other players who interest foreign scouts are Hector Calma and Danny Florencio.
I think during the time that the NBA scout is here in Manila he didn't played well. Miski ako naiinis ako that time na kung kailan siya dapat magpa-impress tiyaka naging pangit yung mga nilaro niya.
Johnny A during his prime is a NBA material, he's making a lot of noise in the int'l tournament and in the PBA but then when the scouting time comes he foiled under pressure.
IMO, if only Danny Seigle isn't injury prone he could have been a multiple-MVP and might been scouted by the NBA. Parang di yata talaga para sa Pinoy ang NBA. tsktsktsk.
i think i read an article somewhere that then coach for hornets dave cowens didn't like the idea of bringing in another mugsy bogues in his lineup. a good player but with a lot of deficiencies, especially during defensive match ups.
the scout used to work in the pba before turning into a full time scout for the hornets.
well, let's just say mahirap talaga. politics play a big role for a player to really be considered in the nba. that's why some of the best european players are not in the nba for various reasons.
Kung yung ibang import nga na nagaverage ng 30-40ppg. dito sa pilipinas di umabot sa nba pinoy pa kaya Para sakin yung mga nagsasabi na kaya ng current and former pba players mag nba bihira maglaro ng basketball or di pa naexperience magdefend ng bigger, better, faster and stronger players
Kung hindi ako nagkakamali. Hiningi kasi ni Tim Cone si Alonzo Mourning saka 1st rounder para kay Johnny A.
may kaibigan ako na dating team mate ni Johnny sa PBL(Crispa) ang kwento nya is, as early pa nung nasa FEU si Johnny ay may pumunta na ditong scout para ma-interview at mabigyan ng invitation para mag-try out sya sa US pero hindi sinabing galing sa NBA ang invitation.
ang problema, twice nag-punta dito yung scout pero hindi nya inabot si Johnny dahil nasa abroad na sya playing for the RP team. bumalik nalang daw yung scout dito nung nabalitaan nasa PBA na si Johnny at naging napaka-successful nya sa pro... mid 90's na yun kaya alanganin na rin talaga makuha si Johnny, nababakasakali nalang makuha kahit yung 10day contract pero kung 5-6 younger daw si Johnny siguradong makukuha na sya. kaya malaki daw ang regret nung scout kasi hindi daw nagpursue yung management group nila para makuha si Johnny nung bata pa.
nung napabisyo si Johnny, lagi daw nya kinukwento yung frustration nya about this topic. "kung meron na raw youtube at internet noon malamang naka-abot sya ng NBA" or nakita at nasubaybayan nung mga scout yung career nya