how many years did it took Jun Limpot until he won his first PBA title ????
How long did Vic Sanchez played, was he ever in a Championship team? Same question with Ricky Relosa?
But some people are just so lucky like Chris "Jumbo" Bolado who has a Championship for each of the teams he played for if I am not mistaken.
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Jun Limpot joined the league as the top pick of the draft in 1993. He won his first and only PBA title in the 2005 PBA Philippine Cup, or 12 seasons after.
Originally Posted by nardy
Ricky Relosa actually won his first title in his very first conference with the PBA while playing for the Toyota Super Corollas. He joined the PBA in 1982, and his team annexed the title in the 1982 Reinforced, beating San Miguel Beer, 4-3 in the Finals.
Victor Sanchez was with Tanduay dating back in 1978 or 1979. He won his first title as a player in 1986 when the Rhum Makers won the Reinforced Conference.
Somewhat comparable to Chris Bolado would be Tito Varela of Crispa. He joined the league after an illustrious amateur career with UE in the UAAP and Imperial Textile Mills (?) in the MICAA in 1976 where he was part of Crispa's 5-championship run from 1976 to 1977. He may have won close to 9 titles with the Redmanizers from 1976 to 1984, although he wasn't with the team in the second grandslam.
Varela was part of the second grand slam team. He was with Crispa's 1983 Open team. I'm not sure if he was with them on the first two conferences.
Originally Posted by Jay P. Mercado
I would add too on how some players did won their first championship, Abet Gutierrez was an example, after 11 years, he was part of the '86 Tanduay team, majority of the 1982 San Miguel line-up that won the invitational never won a title again, Marte Saldana, Rudy Lalota, Etok Lobo, amazing was Steve Watson, in his playing career from 1982-1987, he was a member of Gilbey's that lost in 3 finals appearance, after he moved to Great Taste, he failed to win a title again, in his final season moving to Tanduay, he finally got one, as the Rhummakers beat his previous team, Great taste in the finals, his former Gilbey's teammate, Gary Vargas, was not lucky at all.