Once his rival, Bolick now Moconís running mate with San Beda
PARTNERS-IN-CRIME. Javee Mocon and Robert Bolick have a long, storied history with each other.
Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon have won championships in both the NCAA and the PBA D-League.
Mocon can claim one thing Bolick could not, however.
Recalling their days in the NCAA Juniors, the versatile forward said, “Nagkaabot kami sa Juniors, pero kalaban pa siya. Natalo namin siya nun.”
Mocon has always been with San Beda, from high school to college, and was a key cog in the Red Cubs’ 2013 championship.
And whom did San Beda beat for that title? Why, just Bolick and College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills.
Apparently, the now fourth-year player has never made Bolick forget about that. “Inaasar ko nga siya lagi e. sinasabi ko, ‘’Di mo ako matalo kaya lumipat ka no,’” he shared.
Bolick suited up for De La Salle University for two years before transferring to Mendiola where he has spent the last two seasons; three counting his residency.
The former Junior Blazer who has turned out to be the new King Lion has been a good sport about Mocon’s ribbing. “Sinasabi naman niya, ‘Nag-champion tayo dahil sa akin.’ Bumabawi naman siya nang ganun,” the latter said.
Behind the two former rivals, 2-1 San Beda has remained in the top tier of contenders in the ongoing season.
And whether or not they have become Bolick’s team does not matter to them. “Sa amin naman kasi, it’s not about who the best player is. Robert knows his position, I know my position sa team,” Mocon said.
He then continued, “He knows it’s not all about him, I know it’s not all about me. It’s all about winning the game and the championship.”
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