Greg Slaughter is the Great Hope
Paul Lintag on Jan 02, 2018 09:36 AM
A healthy Greg Slaughter gives us hope that a titanic clash between him and June Mar Fajardo is on the horizon. For real this time.
June Mar Fajardo has been the dominant force in the PBA ever since he was drafted first by Petron in 2012.
Greg Slaughter, drafted first by Ginebra a year later, was supposed to be his destined rival.
However, multiple injuries to Slaughter put a damper to the dreams of the two giants clashing several times in a season but there is hope in 2018.
Following a successful return from knee injury that saw him win a Best Player of the Conference award and a championship, it seems like Slaughter is finally healthy enough to be on deck each and every time Ginebra takes on San Miguel.
He's the only realy matchup to the now four-time league MVP anyway. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone knows it. Everyone who pays attention to Philippine basketball knows it.
Greg Slaughter is the great equalizer, however, Greg Slaughter does not think that way.
"I wouldn’t say there’s an individual equalizer," Slaughter said.
"We’re more team-oriented, even when we won the championships, we pride ourselves on getting high assists. That’s our calling card, sharing the ball, moving the ball and playing team defense," he added.
While he wouldn't acknowledge himself as the equalizer, Slaughter does know that there's more weight on his shoulders now.
After a productive comeback in the Governors' Cup, even with import Justin Brownlee, he's expected to be even better now in the All-Filipino.
Greg is up for the challenge.
"I understand that I have a big responsibility now," he said.
"With one conference behind me after my injury I feel like I’m back feeling comfortable with everything. Last conference we won the championship with Justin, that’s great but now that we’re without him, we’ve got to step up and I’m ready to take on that role," Slaughter added.
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