Shin Dong-pa, Jaworski reunion eyed in June


Posted at Mar 12 2019 10:19 PM

If everything goes well, South Korean basketball legend Shin Dong-pa might meet fellow basketball legend Robert Jaworski in the Philippines in June.

The South Korean embassy will hold a series of sports and cultural events as part of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Manila and Seoul. South Korean ambassador Han Dong-Man said they plan to make Shin a part of their events.

“We are trying to talk to Shin Dong-pa. If he is okay, we will bring a Korean team to have a friendly match here. Now, we are in the process of talking to Shin Dong-pa,” said Dong in a report.  

To make the event even more worthwhile, PSC chairman William Ramirez said they will also invite Shin’s Philippine counterpart Jaworski if the Korean hoops legend’s visit to the country pushes through.

Shin, one of Asia’s best shooters ever, starred for South Korea in the 1960s and still has good memories of the rivalry between South Korea and the Philippines at the time.

He is best remembered for leading the South Koreans to the 1969 ABC championship in Bangkok, Thailand. Shin scored 48 points in a 95-86 victory over a team led by Jaworski, Danny Florencio, Jimmy Mariano and Freddie Webb with Lauro Mumar as head coach. 

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