Yee maintains he didn't mean no harm on Amer after Flagrant 2 call
Paul Lintag on Jan 12, 2017 09:33 AM
Baser Amer was in pain after landing on Mark Yee in the second quarter of the Mahindra-Meralco clash.
There was an incident in the second quarter of the Mahindra-Meralco game Wednesday and it saw Bolts point guard Baser Amer writhing in pain.
On a 2-on-1 fastbreak situation, Amer appeared to land on the foot of Mahindra forward Mark Yee after going for a layup.
Yee was later ejected after a flagrant foul penalty 2. As for Amer, it took him a while to get up but he did managed to make his free throws and finish the game.
Known for being a bruiser for the duration of his pro basketball career, Yee maintained that he meant no harm towards the young Meralco floor general.
"Wala [bad intentions], kasi hindi ko naman siya nakita eh," he said after Mahindra's 105-92 victory.
"Pinasa sa kanya ni Reynel [Hugnatan] kaya wala naman ako magagawa dun kundi tatayo, kunin yung bola para i-inbound, kaso nga lang pasugod siya sa akin kaya bumagsak siya sa akin," he added.
Despite the unfortunate incident that would probably mean a fine on his part, Yee did found a silver lining at the end of the day.
With the Floodbuster winning, Yee gets to shoulder some of the cost of his penalty thanks to a game bonus most probably.
"Unang-una, nabawasan yung pambayad sa fine, kasi malaki yun eh," Yee said.
"Sobrang laki ng fine nun, baka wala pa sa one-fourth nung fine yung bonus eh. Maghahanap pa ng pambayad sa fina, bawas sa sahod na naman yun. Walang magagawa kasama sa laro. Ganun talaga ang buhay," he added.
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