JERRY Codiñera was to Alvin Patrimonio what Scottie Pippen was to Michael Jordan.
It’s the means by which previous colleague Jojo Lastimosa saw one of the most scary frontcourt accomplices ever to play in PBA history.
Codiñera, as indicated by Lastimosa, end up being an ideal supplement for Patrimonio at Purefoods that the two stowed a consolidated five titles before their 11-year organization was broken up in 1999.
Be that as it may, the 6-foot-5 Codiñera, the alliance’s recognized ‘Protection Minister,’ was more than content taking on a supporting role to Patrimonio, placing the government assistance of the group above close to home addition.
In the main time he was actually a solid contender for the MVP grant in 1993, Codinera lost his offer to his extraordinary Purefoods frontcourt pair.
Lastimosa, the 1988 Rookie of the Year, said that was normal not on the grounds that Codinera wasn’t meriting.
Lastimosa’s profession took a significant turn following the exchange to Alaska, where he turned into the group’s headliner in winning a sum of nine titles, remembering a stupendous hammer for 1996 under mentor Tim Cone.
He was additionally a steady contender for the MVP title, which he and Patrimonio questioned directly after his first season with the Milkmen.
Presently a delegate to mentor Yeng Guiao at NLEX, Lastimosa accepted the equivalent could have happened to Codinera had he not been with Patrimonio at Purefoods.
Codinera, a nine-time individual from the All-Defensive group and the first historically speaking beneficiary of the Best Player of the Conference during the 1994 All-Filipino, played as Patrimonio’s main accomplice for a long time until he was exchanged to Mobiline in 1999 for Andy Seigle.
The arrangement finished one of the most praised couples ever in the records of the PBA.
While the exchange at last had Codinera moving out of the shadows of Patrimonio, Codinera was at that point 33 by at that point, whose profession was at that point past its pinnacle.
He never contended either for a MVP grant.
After just two seasons with Mobiline, Codinera was left as a let loose operator in 2002 and snared with FedEx where he played for the following four years.
By the 2006 season, the man who was Pippen to Patrimonio at long last considered it a profession.