Arwind and his best #Swakwords of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup
Paul Lintag on Apr 09, 2018 07:18 PM
Arwind's #Swakwords have become legendary on Twitter. His #Swakwords in person are just as great, if not even better.
Arwind Santos is a lot of things.
Champion basketball star, most valuable player, fashion icon, recording artist, Feng Shui believer, and self-proclaimed DJ, Arwind is a pretty impressive fellow.
Arwind is also pretty articulate. His #Swakwords have become legendary on Twitter. His #Swakwords in person are just as great, if not even better.
When scribes ask for "two minutes" from a certain player, it's for one specific topic most of the time. If you're lucky, you get two topics.
But when it comes to Arwind, a two-minute interview can give birth to five separate stories.
Sometimes you don't even have to ask. He'll tell you himself
Whether it's funny, controversial, or both, Arwind will give you something. Sometimes they make perfect sense, sometimes you'll ask yourself, "Ano daw?"
That's Arwind Santos for you. He's the gift that keeps on giving.
And in the Philippine Cup, Santos was on fire all conference long. These are the very best of Arwind's #Swakwords in the 2018 All-Filipino.
"San Miguel Beermen, ang pinaka-masarap sa lahat."
In an explanation that only begged for more questions instead of giving out answers, Arwind uttered this brilliant line after the San Miguel Beermen won a fourth straight Philippine Cup title.
Clarifying his earlier statements regarding rubbing alcohol, Arwind just... he didn't exactly make sense here.
"Siguro yung alcohol na yun, walang iba kundi San Miguel Beermen, ang pinaka-masarap sa lahat," he said.
Speaking of that rubbing alcohol...
"Ang tagal na naming di nakakatikim ng alcohol. Rubbing alcohol."
Up 3-1 in the Finals, Arwind really, really wanted to celebrate already that's why he wanted to finish things off by Game 5.
He might have slipped in his comment, probably he wanted a more PG answer. However, rubbing alcohol? Really?
He didn't exactly make sense here again. But it's Arwind, this counts as gold.
"Gusto na naming mag-puyat."
In the most childish motivation ever, Arwind uttered this line before the rubbing alcohol comment.
By the way, all of this happened in the same interview.
Again, up 3-1 in the Finals, Santos really, really, wanted to finish things off by Game 5.
Because he wants to stay up all night already, that's why.
"Kami, gusto na namin mag-celebrate ng Friday. Gusto na naming mag-puyat," Arwind said as the Beermen took a commanding 3-1 lead in the Finals against Magnolia.
"May mga shadow eh. Parang yung lima nagiging walo."
Frustrated after losing a game to Ginebra in the semifinals, Arwind Santos post-game rant was equal parts creative and hilarious.
Implying that the Gin Kings once again got the better of the calls.... actually, the only thing he didn't actually say was the the referees favored Ginebra.
That's what he was trying to say and he got fined P25,000 for it.
"May mga shadow eh. Parang may mga shadow yung mga players kanina eh. Parang yung lima nagiging walo," Arwind said, obviously referring to the officiating.
"Parang ganun eh, kaya nahihirapan kami bantayan kasi lima yung kalaban pero nagiging walo. Ewan ko kung sobrang bilis kaya may shadow?" he added, wondering on the mysteries of life.
"Siguro yung brief ko na lang ang magiging green, at least hindi na bawal yun kasi hindi nakikita."
Technically, he said this last season but this line came from Arwind's undying love for anything green.
However, the San Miguel Beermen's uniform don't match with the color green so if the PBA, for some reason, implemented a rule regarding acceptable color combinations, Santos says he's going to follow it for sure.
"Kung sakaling mangyari yun, susunod ako sa rules. Siguro yung brief ko na lang ang magiging green, at least hindi na bawal yun kasi hindi nakikita. May mga paraan naman sa mga ganung bagay," Arwind said.
Feng Shui says green is Arwind's lucky color so...
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