Dancing is serious business in the PBA All-Star Games
Paul Lintag on Apr 27, 2017 05:25 PM
The Luzon All-Stars, particularly chief choreographer Arwind Santos, watched Gilas Pilipinas' routine against the Mindanao selection. Expect them to be prepared as the 2017 All-Star Games shifts to Lucena City. (PBA)
While the annual All-Star festivities is technically a "break", the competition does not stop for the brightest of PBA stars.
Sure, the action on the court may not be as fierce as one would normally like every year -- with the exception of this current one since Gilas Pilipinas is involved -- but the battle on the dance floor is something your favorite players take pretty seriously.
And with the Luzon All-Stars coming to Lucena City loaded with talent, that particular super team would like to take it to Gilas Pilipinas on three ends of the floor.
Offense, defense, and dance because why not?
"I think right now, they are busy dito sa dance contest. That's what we were talking about in this table," San Miguel head coach Leo Austria said with a laugh as he emerged from his seat after having lunch with Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter in Lucena City.
"Since the other day, I'm trying to have a schedule of practice but the players are too busy especially with the outreach programs, and then they have rehearsal pa dun sa dance kasi gusto nila i-please yung crowd eh," he added.
With a handful of Beermen at his disposal in the second leg of the 2017 PBA All-Star Games though, it seems like Austria will not have a problem with his squad being ready for the pre-game dance-off against the national team.
You see, the reigning three-time Philippine Cup champions have embraced Zumba in their training regimen and while that will not probably appear in their routine, the idea is still the same.
Arwind Santos the choreographer will most definitely make sure the Luzon crew is ready.
"Yung dance number nila, napanood ko," Santos said on Gilas' performance in Cagayan De Oro City Wednesday against the Mindanao selection.
"Ayaw mo lang magpatalo. Kung tinalo nila yung Mindanao, tignan natin sa North," he added, further proving that this is serious business. "Sayaw namin, parang halo-halo pero relaxing. Finesse lang."
With the Luzon All-Stars pretty much set on their dance number, coach Leo is pretty much already at ease.
It's not like he was worried in the first place.
Well he does have one worry.
"I think since nag-start naman yang dance contest ng mga player, I think very athletic sila and flexible so alam nila," Austria said.
"Ang ayaw ko lang dun eh pinipilit nila ako magsayaw. Sabi ko pang Zumba lang ako," he added.
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