Finals MVP Tenorio will party to celebrate title, but not too much

Paul Lintag on Oct 28, 2017 07:36 AM
Finals MVP Tenorio will party, but not too much
For the second straight year, one day after leading Ginebra to the title, LA will spend time at the hospital of all places.

BOCAUE, BULACAN --- Finals MVP LA Tenorio will most definitely celebrate tonight as Brgy. Ginebra retained its PBA Governors' Cup title by survivng Meralco's Game 7 challenge at the Philippine Arena here.

However, Tenorio will most definitely not party too much because he actually has to wake up very early tomorrow morning.

He has to because he has scheduled surgery at 7:00 a.m. and he has to be at the hospital by six in the morning.

For the second straight year, one day after leading Ginebra to the title, LA will spend time at the hospital of all places.

In 2016, it was for the birth of his youngest son. In 2017, it's to fix his bum elbow that's been bothering him for five years now.

[Related: Tenorios welcome bouncing baby boy a day after Ginebra W]

"Tomorrow I'm scheduled to have my procedure, 7:00 a.m. so please pray for me, kung gising na kayo," Tenorio said with a chuckle.

"I have to be at the hospital by 6:00 a.m. so please pray for me na sana successful naman. Hopefully di ba. I think it's a good time na rin kasi matagal pa yung next season," he added.

Dealing with a bum shooting elbow since his Alaska days, Tenorio said that it has developed spurs and a surgery is required to finally fix it.

He's been dealing with a lot of pain in these Finals, with only painkillers and adrenaline keeping him going.

"Adrenaline talaga, every game. Although I have painkillers, it's really adrenaline. Kasi medyo hindi na kaya. Adreanaline nalang talaga during games, after dun ko na nararamdaman," he said.

"It's been botherng me for the past five years already. It started when I was at Alaska pero medyo nawawala-wala siya and then yun, nag-develop na ng spur, kasi pag tumatanda na talagang ganun. Tsaka overused na yun, sobrang dami ko tinitira pag game eh," Tenorio added.

With one final game to play, Tenorio came through for the Gin Kings.

Leading Ginebra's charge from start to finish, Tenorio fired 26 points in Game 7. For the series, he averaged 13.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.3 steals in his way to back-to-back Finals MVP awards.

"As a veteran din di ba, I take responsibility kung ano mangyayari sa game. Luckily, nagsho-shoot tira ko," Tenorio said.

 


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