Happy tears will have to wait for Charles Rhodes
Paul Lintag on Jun 17, 2017 08:08 AM
"I almost cried on the court." --- Charles Rhodes after winning Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals with San Miguel to make his first Finals ever.
Charles Rhodes felt like crying after San Miguel's Game 4 win against Star Friday.
After all, the Beermen vanquishing the Hotshots in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals means that Rhodes will have the chance to play for not only his first PBA title but his first ever pro championship.
That's right, Rhodes, who has experience playing in Europe and Korea, will be entering his first Finals.
And he did it with his first season with San Miguel.
"Man, it's overwhelming. I just wanna thank God for blessing me, this is my first Finals [that] I've ever been in my whole career. It really means a lot to me," Rhodes said after the Beermen beat the Hotshots, 109-102, in Game 4 to win their semis series, 3-1.
"Words can't really describe it, but I will go home and celebrate. Celebrate like I'm in high school man. You know, it's just... I got emotional," he added.
Upon realizing he's made it to his first Finals ever, Rhodes got too emotional that he almost cried.
But tears didn't come out after teammate Chris Ross made sure he knew that making the Finals is just half of the journey.
Now, the Beermen have a championship to win.
"I almost cried on the court, and [Chris] Ross just told me 'we got more to do. We gonna get ready for it,'" Rhodes said.
While San Miguel will be competing for its 24th PBA championships starting next week, Rhodes will obviously go for his first.
And it doesn't matter who the Beermen will face in the championship round now, the towering import will go all out regardless if its TNT or Ginebra.
"This is my first Finals ever, so whoever our opponent is, I'm going to give my 130 percent. It doesn't matter, I'm coming," Rhodes said.
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