Friday, September 7, 2007

Abet Guidaben

MVP Year(s): 1983 (Crispa), 1987 (San Miguel)
College: San Juan Recoletos


Often cast as the arch nemesis of Fernandez, Guidaben fuelled their rivalry with a strong inside game and his patented off-the-glass shot from the post. Some say his career may have bloomed even brighter if he had not been involved in heartbreaking - at least on his part - trades with Fernandez.

He leads the league in all-time offensive rebounds pulled and games played, and is second to Fernandez in minutes played, defensive rebounds, and total points. The 6-6 center won two MVP trophies, the last with San Miguel, the year before he was traded to Purefoods for Fernandez. He continued his journeyman ways late in his career before finally hanging his jersey after a stint with Shell.


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