Jaworski, Robert “The Living Legend”

Robert Jaworski Player Profile "The Living Legend" Philippine Basketball Team English "The Living Legend" Robert Salazar Jaworski known as Sonny or Jawo, was born in Baguio on the 8th of March 1946. Jaworski started with the PBA in pioneer year 1975 and served many victorious Philippine Basketball teams. A true legend in the local and international basketball, "Big J" is renowned for baseball passes, behind the back dishes, sneaky booming treys, barrel drives, elite basketball IQ and undying tenacity in the court. Filipino Si "Living Legend" Robert Salazar Jaworski na kilala sa Sonny o Jawo, ay ipinanganak sa Baguio ika-8 ng Marso 1946. Nagsimula sa PBA taon 1975 at nagserbisyo sa matatagumpay na koponang pambansa. Dakila sa lokal at internasyonal na basketbol, si "Big J" ay maaalala sa mala-baseball at galing likod na mga pasa, panakaw na tres, pabulusok na atake sa basket, talino sa court at 'di matatawarang bangis at angas.   •Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) •Position: Point Guard •Born: March 8, 1946 – Baguio City •College: University of the East •Real Name: Robert Salazar Jaworski •Jersey: No. 7 Player photos sourced from PBA and Newspaper clippings WORLDS 13th Place 1974 OLYMPICS 13th Place 1968 PBA MVP 1978 MICAA MVP 1970 FIBA Asia GOLD • 2x 1967 • 1973 • Trivia: One of the rare pure Point Guards to have ever won a PBA MVP award, Jaworski dominated the 1978 season with 10.20 Rebounds, 8.24 Assists and 20.42 Points per game. What made this feat special was that the PBA season featured reinforcement imports with unlimited height. • His Memorable Quote: • "Kung ayaw mo masaktan, mag-chess ka na lang." • "Hindi porke maganda sapatos mo mananalo ka. Kapag masipag ka, kahit luma sapatos mo, may tsansa ka." • "Ako, kapag tinaga mo ako sa kaliwang braso, bagoong at dinuguan ang lalabas sa akin" • "It's tough but I always say, I would rather play against a good team and show my best and try and win than play against a joker team and lose."  • What others said: "I am just mentally prepared and I owe all of this to Sonny Jaworski, He was a great player back in his days, I watched film on his games and I had much respect for him. He was a great basketball player and still has a bunch of knowledge to give to the young athletes." said Tony Harris when he made 105 points against Jaworski's team • PBA Draft History: • Toyota - PBA founded 1975 • Signature Moves: • Baseball pass • Between the legs pass • Barrel drive • No look pass • Behind the back pass • Major Leagues Played For: PBA FIBA OLYMPICS MICAA UAAP 23 PBA Seasons Pts Ave Hi 20.4 Ast Ave Hi GP HI AVG Stl Ave Hi GP HI AVG Reb Ave Hi GP HI AVG 3P Pct Hi GP HI AVG 2P Pct Hi GP HI AVG FT Ave Hi GP HI AVG Blk Ave Hi GP HI AVG Mins Ave Hi GP HI AVG GP Ave Hi GP HI AVG

Robert Jaworski Player Profile:

The historic battle between the guest NCC Team and Ginebra will forever be etched in the annals of PBA records and may have probably immortalized the tag "Never Say Die" attitude to Jaworski. The "Big J" received an incidental elbow from NCC import Jeff Moore in the 2nd canto of the game, resulting to a bloody gash to Jaworski's face. Jawo was then sent to the hospital for stitches. As Ginebra trailed NCC by big 15 deficit in the 4th quarter, Sonny bandaged and all, came back to the roar of the crowd and led Ginebra in a come-from-behind surprise victory. Jaworski's legend continues to the present generation. As long as a Ginebra team in the PBA exists, Jaworski will always be a legacy foretold time and again. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle •• []).push({});

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• International All-Time Career Totals Year Event GP Mins FGM FGA 3M 3A FTM FTA OR DR TOR AST STL BLK PTS HI 1974 FIBA World 7 • • • • • 28 36 • • • • • • 100 23 1968 Olympics 9 154 36 72 • • 24 34 • • • • • • 96 16 • International Career Averages Year Event GP Mins 3P% 2P% FT% REB AST STL BLK PTS HI 1974 FIBA World 7 • • • .778 • • • • 14.3 23 1968 Olympics 9 154 • .500 .706 • • • • 10.7 16 • PBA All-Time Career Totals Season PBA Team GP Mins 3M 3A FGM FGA FTM FTA TOR OR DR AST STL BLK PTS HI 1975 Toyota 55 1733 - - 336 731 133 180 351 150 DR 314 54 12 805 - 1976 Toyota 57 1845 - - 376 759 131 207 383 120 DR 314 75 22 883 - 1977 Toyota 58 2264 - - 464 970 190 260 453 113 DR 441 55 24 1118 - 1978 Toyota 55 2165 - - 473 915 177 218 561 174 DR 453 99 15 1123 - 1979 Toyota 60 2294 - - 414 857 150 183 480 156 DR 433 97 19 978 31 1980 Toyota 57 2155 96 260 272 562 166 205 386 147 DR 332 76 6 998 34 1981 Toyota 38 1379 38 130 144 305 72 96 234 71 DR 263 59 8 474 23 1982 Toyota Super Corollas 29 907 26 105 88 171 47 81 139 54 DR 142 21 3 301 23 1983 Toyota Silver Corollas 35 1102 28 97 135 251 75 104 190 73 DR 205 41 2 429 27 1984 Gilbey's Gin Tonics 25 884 34 106 105 232 70 93 164 50 DR 199 31 4 382 33 1985 Ginebra San Miguel 48 1539 40 125 161 329 112 149 253 104 DR 311 61 7 554 25 1986 Ginebra San Miguel 59 1720 70 193 127 280 89 111 251 90 DR 411 44 2 553 28 1987 Ginebra San Miguel 40 1195 56 175 87 191 86 111 196 82 DR 266 34 7 428 26 1988 Ginebra • Anejo 66 1793 55 202 201 381 153 195 281 105 375 DR 42 6 720 28 1989 Anejo Rhum 65 55 1412 54 181 159 337 108 154 270 97 DR 226 40 2 558 24 1990 Anejo Rhum 65 49 1283 54 161 131 286 122 160 181 59 DR 290 41 0 546 29 1991 Ginebra San Miguel 51 1282 46 132 96 215 83 102 234 54 DR 292 22 2 413 20 1992 Ginebra San Miguel 21 456 20 44 37 83 35 49 62 18 DR 128 11 0 169 23 1993 Ginebra San Miguel 3 65 1 8 6 12 1 1 6 2 DR 23 0 0 16 10 1994 Tondena 65 Rhum 24 481 12 45 22 44 25 35 73 16 DR 121 10 1 105 15 1995 Ginebra San Miguel 18 390 5 30 17 32 8 14 48 8 DR 105 7 0 57 9 1996 Ginebra Na! 35 539 6 36 17 47 18 26 119 33 DR 124 13 1 70 - 1997 Gordon's Gin Boars 20 20 8 - 10 - 6 9 52 5 DR 57 5 0 50 - • PBA Career Averages Season PBA Team GP Mins 3P% 2P% FT% REB AST STL BLK PTS HI 1975 Toyota 55 31.51 3P% 2P% FT% 6.38 5.71 0.98 0.22 14.64 • 1976 Toyota 57 32.37 3P% 2P% FT% 6.72 5.51 1.31 0.38 15.49 • 1977 Toyota 58 39.03 3P% 2P% FT% 7.81 7.60 0.95 0.41 19.27 • 1978 Toyota 55 39.36 3P% 2P% FT% 10.20 8.24 1.80 0.27 20.42 • 1979 Toyota 60 38.23 3P% 2P% FT% 6.00 7.22 1.62 0.32 16.30 31 1980 Toyota 57 37.81 3P% 2P% FT% 6.77 5.82 1.33 0.10 17.51 34 1981 Toyota 38 36.29 3P% 2P% FT% 6.16 6.92 1.55 0.21 12.47 23 1982 Toyota Super Corollas 29 31.27 3P% 2P% FT% 4.79 4.90 0.72 0.10 10.38 23 1983 Toyota Silver Corollas 35 31.48 3P% 2P% FT% 5.43 5.86 1.17 0.06 12.26 27 1984 Gilbey's Gin Tonics 25 35.36 3P% 2P% FT% 6.56 7.96 1.24 0.16 15.28 33 1985 Ginebra San Miguel 48 32.06 3P% 2P% FT% 5.27 6.48 1.27 0.14 11.54 25 1986 Ginebra San Miguel 59 29.15 3P% 2P% FT% 4.25 6.97 0.74 0.03 9.37 28 1987 Ginebra San Miguel 40 29.87 3P% 2P% FT% 4.90 6.65 0.85 0.17 10.70 26 1988 Ginebra • Anejo 66 27.17 3P% 2P% FT% 4.26 5.68 0.64 0.09 10.91 28 1989 Anejo Rhum 65 55 25.67 3P% 2P% FT% 4.91 4.11 0.73 0.04 10.14 24 1990 Anejo Rhum 65 49 26.18 3P% 2P% FT% 3.69 5.92 0.84 0.00 11.14 29 1991 Ginebra San Miguel 51 25.14 3P% 2P% FT% 4.59 5.72 0.43 0.04 8.10 20 1992 Ginebra San Miguel 21 21.71 3P% 2P% FT% 2.95 6.09 0.52 0.00 8.05 23 1993 Ginebra San Miguel 3 21.67 3P% 2P% FT% 2.00 7.67 0.00 0.00 5.33 10 1994 Tondena 65 Rhum 24 20.04 3P% 2P% FT% 3.04 5.04 0.42 0.04 4.37 15 1995 Ginebra San Miguel 18 21.67 3P% 2P% FT% 2.67 5.83 0.39 0.00 3.17 9 1996 Ginebra Na! 35 15.40 3P% 2P% FT% 3.40 3.54 0.37 0.03 2.00 • 1997 Gordon's Gin Boars 20 1.00 3P% 2P% FT% 2.60 2.85 0.25 0.00 2.50 • • National Team Tour of Duty RP Team Olympics Men's Basketball 1974 • Puerto Rico RP Team FIBA World Championship 1968 • Mexico RP Team FIBA Asia (ABC) 1973 • Manila RP Team FIBA Asia (ABC) 1971 • Tokyo RP Team FIBA Asia (ABC) 1969 • Bangkok RP Team FIBA Asia (ABC) 1967 • Seoul RP Team Asian Games Basketball 1974 • RP Team Asian Games Basketball 1966 • Bangkok                         • International Awards 13TH PLACE Olympic Men's Basketball 1974 • Puerto Rico 13th PLACE FIBA World Championship 1968 • Mexico 1ST • GOLD FIBA Asia Championship 1973• Manila 1ST • GOLD FIBA Asia Championship 1967 • Seoul 1ST • GOLD Asian Games Basketball 1966 • Bangkok 2ND • SILVER FIBA Asia Championship 1971 • Tokyo 2RD • BRONZE FIBA Asia Championship 1969 • Bangkok • Pro Career: PBA Philippine Basketball Association Not Drafted - Elevated • Toyota Comets 1975 Season Direct Hire No PBA Draft TOYOTA COMETS 1975-1981 Season TOYOTA SUPER COROLLAS 1982 Season TOYOTA SILVER COROLLAS 1983 Season GILBEY'S GIN TONICS 1984 Season Ginebra SAN MIGUEL 1985-1987 Season GINEBRA SANMIGUEL•ANEJO RHUM 65 1988 Season ANEJO RHUM 65 1989-1990 Season GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL 1991-1993 Season TONDENA 65 RHUM 1994 Season GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL 1995 Season GINEBRA NA! 1996 Season GORDON'S GIN BOARS 1997 Season • Pro Career Accomplishments: PBA Philippine Basketball Association PBA Hall of Fame Member Class of 2005 PBA 25 Greatest Players • Most Valuable Player MVP • 1x 1978 Season All Star Game Member • 4x '77, '78, '79, '80, '81, '86 Season Mythical First Team • 6x '77, '78, '79, '80, '81, '86 Season Mythical 2nd Team • 6x 1985 • 1988 Season • Amateur Career: Played for MICAA YCO PAINTERS 1967 MERALCO REDDYWATTS 1970 KOMATSU COMETS 1973-1974 MICAA Most Valuable Player 1970 MICAA Champion • 2x 1973 • 1974 • COLLEGE CAREER: PLAYED FOR UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST • UAAP UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST 1964-1967 UAAP MVP • 1x 1997-1998 UAAP CHAMPION • 2x 1966 • 1967 written by Rock Punzalan Post your comments below. 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