Kiefer admits to talking trash to Von Pessumal
Paul Lintag on Jan 19, 2018 10:41 PM
"I have no intention na ipapahiya yung tao or sasaktan mo yung tao. Wala namang ganun. Laro-laro lang." --- Kiefer Ravena.
Kiefer Ravena denies doing anything physical to provoke Von Pessumal during NLEX's eventual loss to San Miguel Beer in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.
However, Ravena admitted to trying to talk some trash to his former Ateneo teammate.
Well, it kinda worked. Obviously.
"I did not expect that at all. But hopefully Von doesn't take it personal," Ravena on the whole incident that caused Pessumal to receive a flagrant foul penalty 1 for shoving Kiefer to the floor.
"They were talking smack so I was trying to do the same thing. It was a heat of the moment [type of thing]," he added.
With Pessumal offering no explanations from his end, Ravena hopes that everything will be well after the heated game.
"I never instigated something to provoke Von to do that. Probably nung tinignan ko siya. But you know, Von and I, we go way back. Things like this hopefully don't become too personal," Ravena said.
"I have no intention na ipapahiya yung tao or sasaktan mo yung tao. Wala namang ganun. Laro-laro lang," he added.
Finally, Kief says he has no plans of reaching out to Von after the fact. Basically what Pessumal said as well.
"No. Not really," he said on if he tries to reach out to Von.
"It's just two players wanting to battle it out and help their team win," Ravena added.
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