Alvin Patrimonio

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Alvin Patrimonio
Alias"The Captain", "Captain Lionheart", "Cap"/"Kap"
Jersey No.16
PositionSmall Forward/Power Forward
Current TeamRetired
Personal Info
Country Philippines
Born(1966-11-17) November 17, 1966 (age 45)
Quezon City, Philippines
Height6 ft. 3 in.
Weight215 lbs.
CollegeMapúa Institute of Technology
Career Highlights
DraftUndrafted, 1988
by Purefoods TJ Hotdogs
Pro Career1988 – 2004
Awards Received

  • 1997 PBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1994 PBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1993 PBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1991 PBA Most Valuable Player
  • 2000 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1998 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1997 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1996 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1994 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1993 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1992 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1991 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1990 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1989 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1995 PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 1997 PBA Governor's Cup Best Player of the Conference
  • 1996 PBA All-Filipino Cup Best Player of the Conference
  • 1994 PBA Commissioner's Cup Best Player of the Conference
  • 1993 PBA Press Corps Newsmaker of the Year
  • 1991 PBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
  • 13-Time PBA All-Star
  • PBA's 25 Greatest Players
 
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Alvin Patrimonio
Alias"The Captain", "Captain Lionheart", "Cap"/"Kap"
Jersey No.16
PositionSmall Forward/Power Forward
Current TeamRetired
Personal Info
Country Philippines
Born(1966-11-17) November 17, 1966 (age 45)
Quezon City, Philippines
Height6 ft. 3 in.
Weight215 lbs.
CollegeMapúa Institute of Technology
Career Highlights
DraftUndrafted, 1988
by Purefoods TJ Hotdogs
Pro Career1988 – 2004
Awards Received

  • 1997 PBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1994 PBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1993 PBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1991 PBA Most Valuable Player
  • 2000 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1998 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1997 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1996 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1994 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1993 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1992 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1991 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1990 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1989 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1995 PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 1997 PBA Governor's Cup Best Player of the Conference
  • 1996 PBA All-Filipino Cup Best Player of the Conference
  • 1994 PBA Commissioner's Cup Best Player of the Conference
  • 1993 PBA Press Corps Newsmaker of the Year
  • 1991 PBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
  • 13-Time PBA All-Star
  • PBA's 25 Greatest Players

Alvin Vergara Patrimonio (born November 17, 1966), nicknamed "The Captain" and "Captain Lionheart" is a retired Filipino professional basketball player from the Philippine Basketball Association and is the current team manager of his former team, the B-Meg Llamados.

Patrimonio holds several PBA records including most consecutive games played (596);third most points scored in history (15,091);fourth most rebounds grabbed in history (more than 6,000) and most PBA Most Valuable Player awards (4, tied with Ramon Fernandez). He is also the second player after Bogs Adornado to win back-to-back MVP awards in 1993 and 1994, and also the second player to win three Best Player of the Conference award after Vergel Meneses. He also shares the distinction of having played the most Asian Games (4) with 1990 PBA MVP Allan Caidic.[1]

He played his entire career with the Purefoods TJ Hotdogs and won five championships, mostly in the All-Filipino Conference championships with three.[2]

He also was part of the 1998 Philippine Centennial Team.

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Amateur career

Patrimonio finished from High School in 1983 from the prestigious Manila Science High School.After High School,he tried out for the men's senior varsity basketball team of the De La Salle University. Unfortunately,he got cut and wasn't able to make it to the final roster of De La Salle Green Archers.

He then decided to try his luck with the men's senior varsity basketball team of the Mapúa Institute of Technology.He was fortunate that he made it to the final roster.Then,he enrolled at the said institution to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering and saw action for the Cardinals in the NCAA from 1983 to 1986.He played the center position.He won the NCAA Most Valuable Player award back-to-back in 1985 and 1986 despite not leading the school to a championship.[3]

He first played for Hope in the PABL (now known as the PBL). Then he transferred to YCO and after that to Swift wherein he gave the franchise a championship.He was the subject of a controversy between Swift, his PABL team, and Purefoods,the team who drafted him.Both happen to be corporate rivals.There was a dispute between the two franchises which delayed his entry to the PBA.This ruined his chances of winning the Rookie of the Year award.[4]

International career

Patrimonio has seen action for the Philippine national team many times in his playing career. Together with Allan Caidic,he shares the record of seeing action for the Asian Games four consecutive times in 1986,1990,1994 and 1998.[5]

In the 1986 Seoul Asian Games,he was part of the all-amateur Philippine national team that was coached by Joe Lipa. The national team won the bronze medal after beating Jordan,83-81.It finished third behind China and South Korea.

In the 1990 Beijing Asian Games,he was part of an all-PBA Philippine national team that was coached by Robert Jaworski. It was the first time that professional basketball players competed in the said event.It won the silver medal.It finished second after losing the Gold Medal Game to eventual champion China,90-74.

In the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games,he was part of the San Miguel Beer team that was sent to represent the Philippines compete in the Men's Basketball tournament.The team was coached by Norman Black.The national team lost the Bronze Medal Game to Japan,79-76.

In the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games,he was part of an all-PBA Philippine national team also known as the Philippine Centennial Team.The team was coached by Tim Cone.It won the bronze medal after beating Kazakhstan,73-68. The same team also won the 1998 William Jones Cup after beating Chinese Taipei in the championship game,82-72.

In 2000,he was part of the all-PBA All-Stars Select Team that represented the Philippines in the FIBA Asia All-Star Extravaganza.The said team was coached by Tim Cone.

PBA career

Patrimonio entered the PBA in 1988 alongside the Rookie of the Year Jojo Lastimosa, many-time Mythical Team and Best Defensive Team member Jerry Codiñera and perennial Best Defensive Team member Glenn Capacio.

Alvin Patrimonio
Medal record
Men’s Basketball
Competitor for  Philippines
Asian Games
Silver1990 BeijingTeam competition
Bronze1986 SeoulTeam competition
Bronze1998 BangkokTeam competition

He stands at 6'3" and primarily played at the "4" or power forward position in the professional league. He also played the center position in his collegiate and amateur days. His style of play was said to be comparable to Karl Malone, characterized by rugged physical play punctuated by finesse maneuvers. His known trademark was the spin move to the low post which he utilized to great effect due to his exceptional pivoting skills.

In 1991, he signed a 5-year 25 million peso offer sheet from cellar-dwelling PBA ballclub the Pepsi Hotshots which was matched by his mother ballclub the Purefoods TJ Hotdogs. Patrimonio's new contract ushered the era of the multi-millionaire players. He justified this contract by winning the 1991, 1993 and 1994 Most Valuable Player awards of the PBA and leading the team to three conference championships.At the end of the contract,he managed to win his fourth Most Valuable Player award in the 1997 season,thus tying the all-time record.

Over time, his dominance in the post meant that he was accorded an automatic double- or triple-team whenever he had possession in the low block. This led to the gradual adjustment of his game as he advanced in his career, showing superior playmaking abilities from passing out of multiple defenders at the post.

At the latter stage of his lengthy career, he also developed an accurate 3 point shot, and in 1998 he even led the league in 3 point FG percentage. With these added skills, he rounded out his playing days manning the "3" or small forward position.

In 2004, 16 years after playing in the pro league, he announced his retirement to concentrate more on his duties as the current team manager of the Purefoods franchise in the PBA. Arguably one of the best power forwards in the history of the PBA, he was as a prolific scorer ending his career as the league’s third highest point scorer with 15,091, behind all-time greats Ramon Fernandez and Abet Guidaben with 18,996 and 15,775 points respectively;and a great rebounder as well by ending up the fourth all-time in PBA history with more than 6,000 caroms.

On November 26, 2005, he played in the Legends 3-Point Shootout during the PBA All-Star in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. The game saw Patrimonio sink the very last money ball to prop the Legends, also composed of Ronnie Magsanoc and Frankie Lim, to a 41-39 win over the young Turks of Jimmy Alapag, Ren-Ren Ritualo, and Dondon Hontiveros.

He has a reputation for being one of the most beloved players in Philippine basketball, and is arguably the second most popular player of all time, just behind "Living Legend" Robert Jaworski.

Hall Of Fame

Patrimonio was inducted to the PBA Hall-Of-Fame in 2011.Together with him that were honored for the class of 2011 were Billy Ray Bates, Freddie Hubalde, Tommy Manotoc, Mariano Yenko, Tito Eduque and Bobong Velez.They were the fourth group of individuals that was honored by the league.[6]

PBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GSGames started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
YearTeamGPMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1988Purefoods3333.1.592.000.8608.81.6.21.017.2
1989Purefoods6534.9.593.000.85510.72.3.31.219.9
1990Purefoods5434.1.622.273.8497.62.2.2.919.4
1991Purefoods5638.9.609.667.8339.02.8.31.321.8
1992Purefoods5642.0.589.250.87110.03.3.21.125.2
1993Purefoods6738.0.566.390.8338.92.9.4.721.6
1994Purefoods6338.4.522.317.8678.32.5.41.119.8
1995Purefoods6139.0.556.370.8717.92.3.3.720.9
1996Purefoods6037.1.490.289.8607.32.7.5.517.6
1997Pure foods6340.2.513.513.8377.52.7.4.520.3
1998Purefoods3440.1.451.333.8786.22.7.6.719.1
1999Purefoods4140.1.446.381.8676.03.0.6.316.7
2000Purefoods5536.8.439.323.8575.32.1.5.312.8
2001Purefoods4538.3.443.376.9084.42.0.3.112.9
2002Purefoods4321.9.446.412.8682.61.2.1.18.0
2003Purefoods3618.2.373.328.9092.31.0.1.14.9
2004–05Purefoods2512.4.452.5531.0001.8.6.1.14.2
Career85735.6.531.375.8587.22.4.3.717.6

Accomplishments and records

Career PBA highlights

International career highlights

PBA records

Off the court

Personal life

Patrimonio currently lives in Cainta, Rizal, together with his wife, the former Cindy Conwi, a makeup artist and their four children Angelo,Christine,Clarice and Asher.Angelo is embarking on a career in local showbiz, but as of the moment he puts it on hold to be able to finish college at College of Saint Benilde taking up Culinary Arts. Christine is making her name in the local women's tennis circuit and is also looking into having a showbiz career & is one of the former housemate of Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited. She is a commercial model and her Creamsilk TVC was shown in April 2011.Clarice on the other hand has 2 international championships tennis. She is currently ranked 130th in the world of Juniors Tennis and is looking into turning professional in 2012.

Acting career

During his playing years in the PBA, Patrimonio found time to do movies. He first appeared as guest in the Mars Ravelo classic Bondying which starred retired PBA player Jimmy Santos. Then he was launched together with Jerry Codiñera and Paul Alvarez in the film Last Two Minutes in 1990. The movie was a top-grosser at the box-office and spawned a sitcom of the same title aired over PTV-4. The Captain was also paired with Maricel Soriano in the remake of the Robert Jaworski/Nora Aunor film Dobol Dribol in 1992 and did Tasya Fantasya opposite Kris Aquino in 1994. In 2009, Alvin once more tried the showbiz waters when he guest starred in the indie film "Dalaw" opposite controversial sexy actress Katrina Halili.

Endorsements

He is also an endorser of many products such as Purefoods, Swatch, Lipovitan, Kaypee Shoes (during his first few years as a pro player), Nike, etc. He appeared in a political ad campaign for Senator Manny Villar. Alvin and his daughters are also endorsers for New San Jose Builders Inc.

References

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Preceded by
Samboy Lim
NCAA Seniors' Basketball Most Valuable Player
1985-86
Succeeded by
Fernando Libed
Preceded by
Allan Caidic
Ato Agustin
(same)
Johnny Abarrientos
PBA Most Valuable Player
1991
1993
1994
1997
Succeeded by
Ato Agustin
(same)
Vergel Meneses
Kenneth Duremdes
Preceded by
(none)
PBA Best Player of the Conference Award - Commissioner's Cup
1994
Succeeded by
Vergel Meneses
Preceded by
Vergel Meneses
PBA Best Player of the Conference Award - All-Filipino Cup
1996
Succeeded by
Nelson Asaytono
Preceded by
Marlou Aquino
PBA Best Player of the Conference Award - Governor's Cup
1997
Succeeded by
Jerry Codiñera
Preceded by
Rene Pardo
Purefoods Chunkee Giants Team Manager
2004-
Succeeded by
Present