Quest to be the best keeps Arwind, San Miguel hungry for more titles
Paul Lintag on Mar 22, 2018 06:55 PM
"Marami kaming dahilan para ma-maintain yung gutom, yung pagka-uhaw sa panalo kasi nga nandito ka na eh," --- Arwind Santos.
San Miguel Beer has won three straight All-Filipino championships.
The Beermen have captured five of the last eight conference titles and yet, heading into their latest Finals, the team continues to talk about how hungry they are.
Yes, San Miguel is hungry for another title. That's just how the winningest team in PBA history does business.
"Marami kaming dahilan para ma-maintain yung gutom, yung pagka-uhaw sa panalo kasi nga nandito ka na eh," forward Arwind Santos said.
"Ayaw mo nang sayangin yung opportunity lalo na yung history di ba. Yung pwede mong i-kwento sa mga anak mo, sa mga nagmamahal sayo, sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa San Miguel, sa history ng PBA," he added.
True enough, the Beermen go for history for the third straight season.
In 2016, San Miguel completed its Beeracle run, becoming the first team in history to erase a 0-3 Finals deficit to win the title.
In 2017, San Miguel completed a Philippine Cup hat trick, becoming only the second team in history to win the Perpetual Trophy.
In 2018, San Miguel wants to become the only team in history to win All-Filipino in four straight years.
"Sino ba ang ganito? Sino ba yung pinaka the best? Pagka-nabanggit yung team tapos part ka nun, sobrang saya. Sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam," Arwind said.
"Yun yung sa sa mga pangarap ko rin, kahit wala na kami, hindi mabubura yung ginawa naming history," he added.
Despite dominating the PBA for the better part of three years, Arwind and the Beermen continue to be hungry for titles.
They simply want to be remembered to be the best. The best of all-time.
"Gusto ko kami-kami lang yun, na maipakita ko na kami yung best team," he said.
"Yun yung motivation ko, gusto ko maging the best kami sa lahat ng team na nakakalaban namin sa PBA," Santos added.
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