Marte Samson, who was on the Ateneo senior men’s basketball team that captured the 1969 NCAA championship, recently said of all his unforgettable memories in his athletic career, the standout was representing the country at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
There’s a saying that in battle, the victor gives no quarter when refusing to spare the lives of the vanquished. It’s another way of declaring no prisoners are taken. Curiously, in the PBA, a game is split into four quarters and in the usual terms of engagement, a team gives no quarter in any quarter which is how it should be.
Twenty years ago, during its All-Star Weekend celebration, the National Basketball Association released its list of 50 greatest players of all time. It was a grand celebration, as all the living recipients of the honor were gathered together and presented to the public.