Now back with Global, Nabong is truly moving on from Meralco
Paul Lintag on Dec 08, 2017 01:47 PM
But it's okay, it's all right. I hope they [Meralco] forgave me, I forgave them. So it's all right. It's okay." --- Kelly Nabong.
Kelly Nabong was at the center of controversy towards the end of last season when he got himself suspended indefinitely by the Meralco Bolts.
It all started in Game 1 of Meralco's Governors' Cup semifinal series against Star. Towards the end of the game and in the middle of a spirited Bolts rally, Nabong got into a heated argument with assistant coach Jimmy Alapag in the team bench.
Long story short, Nabong was suspended by Meralco and he never played for the Bolts again.
"It's okay, it's okay. Everything happens for a reason. I don't keep any grudges. It's all my fault. I lost my temper a little bit, but that's my fault," Nabong said on the incident that prompted his exit from Meralco.
"I'm trying to learn from my mistake, which I did, and I'm trynig to move on from it," he added.
While he has since apologized and has signed with a new team, returning to the Globalport Batang Pier, the journeyman big says the Bolts never actually talked to him since.
"They haven't made contact with me ever since. They've never called me or anything. But it's okay, it's all right. I hope they forgave me, I forgave them. So it's all right. It's okay," he said.
Now back with the Batang Pier, Nabong says his sole focus now is with Globalport.
Signing a fresh two-year deal with the team, he's trying his best to finally move on from Meralco and start anew.
His first preseason game with the Batang Pier, he scored 14 points and Globalport beat Magnolia, 83-80, Thursday.
"I'm in a great position right now with GBP, they got a great management, great head coach, we
got a lot of good guys on the team, lot of rookies. It's gonna be an exciting
season," he said.
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