Ray Parks was not the only one to debut for Blackwater Sunday to start the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Import Alex Stepheson suited up for the Elite, playing against Meralco.
Of course, Meralco was Stepheson’s first team in the PBA, seeing action for the Bolts in 2017 and leading the team to a quarterfinals finish.
In his first game back in the PBA and against his former team, Stepheson couldn’t help but be too eager on the court.
“I was excited to play Meralco from the very beginning,” he said.
“I think the first quarrter, I was so excited I was losing energy just from being overhyped to play against them and rushing shots,” Stepheson added.
The hulking import recoverd for the Elite and ended up leading Blackwater to victory.
Stepheson was a beast with 21 points and 31 rebounds as the Elite got the win in OT.
“I was excited to play and once I settled down and started talking trash,” he said of his former teammates.
“Yeah, that helps me, calms me down a little bit. Once I'm calm down, I'm ready to play,” Stepheson added.
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