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Thursday, April 16, 2009



This is the basketball player that I'll never forget until my last breath.My husband was an avid fan since he landed in the Philippines way back 1991. I was pregnant at that time when hubby don't mind my demand if there was a game. He used to answer me always that Norman Black in today's game.Without my knowledge he planned to have name after this player of our incoming  baby if it is a boy.So he was very frustrated when my eldest daughter came out. No words, no blames but I felt that way. After five years we made again another one  , he's prayer's was answered this time  and there's no other names just NORMAN that came from Norman Black- the PBA player.

We filipinos are not just familiar but idolized this former player in high school basketball of Cardinal Gibbons School in Baltimore where he graduated in 1975. He then played for Saint Joseph's College in Pennsylvania from 1975-1979, averaging 17 points per game in his playing career.He also played in Continental Basketball Association from 1978-1982 for the Lancaster Red Roses and the Philadelphia Kings.He also played for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association, but played only three games in the 1980-81 season, averaging 2.7 points per game.

Black made a legendary name in terms of sports in the Philippines from an import forward to coaching and even TV anchor commentator, guest english analyst of a certain games, advertisements as product indorser until year 2007. He was seen every Sunday on the halftime segment "Black's Board" where he dished out the week's highlights around the league and Philippine basketball as well. Checked WIKIPEDIA for more on this stories. A short clips of his bio-data below:

Norman Black - Forward 

Born: November 12, 1957 
Baltimore, Maryland 
Nationality American 
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 
Weight 185 lb (83.9 kg) 
League National Basketball Association, Philippine Basketball Association 
High school Cardinal Gibbons School 
College Saint Joseph's College 
Draft 58th overall 
Pro career 1980–1997 
Former teams Lancaster Red Roses
Philadelphia Kings
Detroit Pistons 1980-1981
Tefilin 1981
San Miguel Beermen 1982, 1989
Great Taste Coffee Makers 1983
Magnolia Quench Plus 1985
Pop Cola 800s 1997 


Hi! I'm Grace April 16, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

Basketball-mania ka pala, 'insan. He-he-he, wala akong hilig diyan eh.
Anyway, masaya ako na back to normal na tayo sa EC dropping. :)