SMB import says he's still only playing at 80 percent
Paul Lintag on Apr 17, 2017 07:23 AM
"I'm not even a hundred percent yet. I'm just at 80." --- Charles Rhodes.
San Miguel is rolling once again. The Beermen are the last undefeated team in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup.
The reigning three-time All-Filipino champs are doing all this winning and yet their import admittedly says he's not yet playing to the best of his abilities.
So how on Earth does the rest of the PBA stop San Miguel when Charles Rhodes channels his inner Toguro and unleashes 100 or even 120 percent of his capabilities?
Teams might have to find their Eugene and a ray gun to handle the Beermen from here on out.
"I'm not even a hundred percent yet. I'm just at 80," Rhodes said Sunday after he played his best game in the PBA, going for 29 points and 10 rebounds.
"Once I get to a hundred percent, we're gonna do a lot of that," he added.
What Rhodes was talking about was he's going to do a lot of that, meaning a lot more powerful dunks the same way he put Star rookie Chris Javier on a poster in the fourth period.
"You got to get used to it because I'm gonna do it a lot," he said. "There's a lot of anger in that dunk right there."
Starting at a perfect 3-0, Rhodes said his chemistry with the rest of the Beermen is still a work in progress.
However, with San Miguel looking to add another PBA title, it's work that Rhodes is more than willing to do.
"We're getting chemistry real well, I just gotta keep working hard on practice and work hard off the court with my teammates," he said.
"Keep the chemistry to a hundred percent. I'm sure we'll have it," Rhodes added.
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