Greene claps back on Rhodes: He plays for San Miguel, he has the refs in his back pocket

Paul Lintag on May 06, 2017 12:41 PM
Greene on Rhodes: He has the refs in his back pocket
We need a rematch between Donte Greene and Charles Rhodes.

Charles Rhodes fired the first shot of his now budding PBA rivalry against Donte Greene Friday, saying his TNT counterpart is "scared to guard me."

"He didn't challenge me. He's scared to guard me," Rhodes said after he and Greene engaged in an epic duel Friday night.

Well, Greene heard Charles --- actually reporters let him know about it --- and the sweet-shooting TNT reinforcement just brushed it off.

"Charles, I guess he feels like he's a top dog out here," Greene said after dropping 41 points, 21 rebounds on the Beermen in a 112-103 victory.

"He plays on the best team so you know, he wants to talk his trash but I told him I'm not the one," he added.

While Greene was mostly cool about all the trash talk by Rhodes, he looked like he was triggered when told about his San Miguel counterpart's "he's scared to guard me" remark.

Donte had an answer for that, which may or may not include a fine from the Commissioner's sooner rather than later.

"No I wasn't scared to guard him. He plays for San Miguel, so you know, he has the refs in his back pocket," Greene said, addid fuel the the fire of this PBA rivalry.

"There's no point of trying to go man up with him. I guarded him when I needed to guard him. And I blocked his shot so he can have that, and think about that, and hopefuly we'll see him in the playoffs," he added.

Of all the trash talk between the two imports, there seems to be one thing that they both agree upon.

Greene wants San Miguel in the playoffs. Rhodes wants TNT in the playoffs.

"You always want to play the best, you want to beat the best," Greene said.

"I'm here to play against the best guys, I feel my team is the best. Once we put it all together, hopefully we'll make a good run," he added.

 

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