Arwind gets heated with Kevin Ferrer: Pikon ka pala. Pag siya inaasar mo, ayaw
Paul Lintag on Mar 02, 2017 10:53 AM
Arwind to Kevin: Bakit ilang taon ka na ba? May napatunayan ka na ba?
This must be what Arwind Santos meant about San Miguel and Ginebra when he said "Kahit nasa isang bahay kami, di namin maiiwasan na magbubuno pa rin."
Santos made that remark in the official press conference for the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals last February 22.
One week later, during Game 3, it finally came true as the Beermen and the Gin Kings went at it.
Aside from Tim Cone and Chris Ross exchanging some words following Ross' garbage time three-pointer, Arwind also found himself getting involved at some sort of commotion against Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer.
However, Santos insists he didn't start it.
"Nag-aasaran lang kami," Santos said.
"Nakita ko sa kanya nung fourth quarter, focus siya. Palakpak siya. Ako kumbaga hindi pa makaporma kasi lamang pa sila. Hinihintay ko lang na lumamang kami tapos saka na ako mang aasar," he added noting on the fact that Ferrer fired 10 points in the fourth, the last coming in at around the five-minute mark that gave Ginebra an 86-82 lead.
From that point on, the Beermen went on a closing 17-2 run to take the win and a 2-1 series lead, holding Ginebra scoreless in the game's last four minutes.
Naturally, it was perfect timing for the 2013 PBA MVP to do his thing.
"Dapat kasi pag mang-aasar ka, timing timing rin. Eh di na-timing-an ko siya nung huli," Santos said.
"In fact, sinabihan niya ako na hindi medyo maganda ‘Kuya, ang tanda-tanda mo na, gumaganyan ka pa.’ So ang sabi ko, ‘Bakit ilang taon ka na ba? May napatunayan ka na ba? Nagkainitan lang kami. Pero para sa akin, Pikon ka pala. Pag siya inaasar mo, ayaw," he continued, adding another layer to his heated Finals sister act.
An 11-year PBA veteran, Santos has seen his fair share of players in the league and says he understands Ferrer in a way because he was once a rookie himself.
Despite that however, Santos was still throwing some lowkey shade on the former UST Growling Tiger. In fact, Arwind says Ferrer is not even the most annoying rookie he's ever crossed paths with.
"Dumaan naman ako sa rookie. Natural naman yun. Kung sa rookies lang ang pag-uusapan, wala ng mas kukulit pa kay Calvin. Si Calvin na ang pinakamakulit na rookie. ‘Yun nga hindi ako mapikon-pikon, siya pa?" Santos said.
"Hindi naman siya nagpapanalo. Yung defense namin hindi naman nakatutok sa kanya," he added. "Lahat naman sila [Ginebra], kailangan mo rin paghandaan. Pero para katakutan, para sa akin, hindi."
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