Abueva after finally showing up to practice: Part parin ako ng Gilas family, kaya ito ako

Abueva: Part parin ako ng Gilas family, kaya ito ako
"Part parin ako ng Gilas family, kaya ito ako. Kahit na di ako makapaglaro dito sa game na to, at least andito ako naka-suporta." --- Calvin Abueva.

The Beast finally speaks.

A week after being cut from Gilas Pilipinas, at least for the upcoming window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers,and two days after he excused himself from Alaska's Philippine Cup showdown against Blackwater, Calvin Abueva attended national team practice for the first time Monday.

And he set the record straight. Sort of.

"Syempre di ko naman pwede sabihin na totoo sa inyo na lahat na lang. Sakin is family problem yung nangyari kaya di ako nakakalusot dito," Abueva said when asked why he missed Gilas' first three practices this year.

"Di ako nakakapunta tsaka sa management ko rin sa Alaska, syempre nanghihingi rin ako ng dispensa sa mga nangyari sakin. Kaya ngayon mas inuuna ko yung career ko ngayon para malinis ko kung ano meron ako ngayon," he added.

As for his cut from Gilas for the February games against Australia and Japan, Abueva has accepted his fate.

However, he plans to attend more practice sessions now and he plans to make his way back to the team in the near future.

"Ako actually, di naman masakit sakin to na di ako makakapaglaro dito eh. Ang ina-ano ko lang makasama ako dito eh diba? Part parin ako ng Gilas family, kaya ito ako. Kahit na di ako makapaglaro dito sa game na to, at least andito ako naka-suporta," he said.

"Marami pang window na pwede ako ipasok pero dito sa ano na to, syempre nakakahiya naman sa mga nauna na nag-ensayo tapos bigla akong papasok. Parang unfair naman yun diba. Kaya ngayon ang ginagawa ko is nagpakita ako ngayon para i-prove ko sa kanila na nandito parin ako at part parin ako ng Gilas," Abueva added.

After everything that went down as far as his personal life is concerned, it appears that Calvin Abueva will be back to doing Calvin Abueva things on the basketball court.

And if the Beast is good, that's something to be happy about.

"Di na ko problemado, wala na kong iniisip. Ayoko lang madamay itong team na to kasi marami akong iniisip, magulo isip ko," Abueva said

 


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