"The Living Legend" and "El Presidente' cross paths anew at SMB-Ginebra game

Paul Lintag on Mar 15, 2018 09:57 PM
Attending his first live game of these playoffs, the Living Legend Robert Jaworski obviously rooted for his Gin Kings. On the other side of the court, Ramon "El Presidente" Fernandez was also watching. Fernandez of course, was the mentor of San Miguel star June Mar Fajardo in his earlier days in Cebu.

In a great coincidence, two of the most iconic players the PBA has ever seen were courtside for Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals featuring San Miguel and Brgy. Ginebra.

Attending his first live game of these playoffs, the Living Legend Robert Jaworski obviously rooted for his Gin Kings.

On the other side of the court, Ramon "El Presidente" Fernandez was also watching. Fernandez of course, was the mentor of San Miguel star June Mar Fajardo in his earlier days in Cebu.

Fernandez also finished his PBA career with the Beermen, winning a Grand Slam in 1989.

The two legends had a bit of a falling out after their days with Toyota ended but has since made up.

Thursday marked one of the rare times the two were seen in public. They shared a handshake, and embrace, and a quick chat in the first half.

"We just said hi to each other, kamusta. It's been a long time since we've seen each other," Fernandez said.

"I'm happy to see him. It's fine and wonderful. It's good that he was able to watch. A friend invited me today and I'm happy," Jaworski added.

Following the mini reunion, the two legends also had the chance to talk about Game 4, which ended with a 102-81 score in favor of the Beermen for a 3-1 series lead.

El Presidente was not impressed.

"It was a boring game," he said with a laugh.

"San Miguel wasn't really playing well, it's just that Ginebra just played really bad. They could play better than that. I like what I saw because San Miguel won, but I didn’t really enjoy the game that much. I would have enjoyed if it was a close game, two point, three point game or a one point game." Fernandez added.

Jawo meanwhile, says Ginebra can't just simply count on NSD as a battle cry.

"Hindi sinasabi yun eh, ginagawa," he said.

"I want to say that they are tired but they got to do more than what they did tonight [to get back on the series]," Jaworski added.

 


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