PBA: From backcourt buddies to opponents: Terrence Romeo found matchup with Stanley Pringle weird

Philip Matel on Apr 22, 2018 11:19 PM
PBA: Terrence Romeo found matchup with Stanley Pringle weird
When it was time to defend the former #1 pick, Terrence Romeo experienced something different, and perhaps took time to realize the full extent of what was happening. (PBA Images)

The opening day of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup surely did not lack drama. 

Numerous altercations, physical play, and face-offs defined the events of the first day of the second conference of the first professional league in Asia.

And of course, high drama was expected between the PBA's top scorer Terrence Romeo, who made his debut for the TNT KaTropa by facing his former team of five years, the Globalport Batang Pier.

When it was time to defend the former #1 pick, Romeo experienced something different, and perhaps took time to realize the full extent of what was happening. 

"Sabi ko nga sa kanya, weird yung nangyayari ngayon. Ang tagal na tayong dalawa na usually, hinahanap yung isa’t-isa, ngayon, ka-bantayan tayo."

The former FEU standout found it weird to be facing his backcourt buddy Stanley Pringle for the first time as opponents, but noted that their relationship goes beyond the hardwood.

"Pero ayun, tumawa lang siya. Ano naman yun eh, isa sa pinaka-close friend ko sa Globalport – napakabait na player on and off the court."

This reporter noted that Romeo seems to harbor no ill will towards his teammates, as he exchanged pleasantries with his former teammates shortly after both teams entered the court for shootaround.

“Siguro oo naman, pero yun naman ang buhay ng PBA player eh; hindi namin alam kung san kami mapupunta or hindi namin alam kung san kami next. Ang importante, kung nasan kami, maging professional kami, ibigay namin best namin, yung makakaya namin."

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