SEA Games: Muscle Man has jokes on Rajko’s Jokic comparison: “Chubby yun eh”

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Dec 09, 2019 11:05 PM
Muscle Man jokes on Jokic comparison: “Chubby yun eh”
“You saw Manuel, Vic Manuel was like [Nikola] Jokic,” Toroman said on Vic Manuel. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

MANILA — The 2019 Southeast Asian Games here have proven that indeed, Vic Manuel is a weapon.

After Gilas coach Tim Cone, Indonesia’s Rajko Toroman is the second high-caliber mentor to rave about Vic Manuel’s skills.

Toroman, Gilas Pilipinas’ original coach, even went ahead and said the Muscle Man was like Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic as he was pretty much unstoppable in the Philippines’ semifinals win over Indonesia Monday.

“You saw Manuel, Vic Manuel was like [Nikola] Jokic,” Toroman said.

“We can’t stop him inside. He was unstoppable,” coach Rajko added.

Manuel took coach Rajko’s comments in stride, saying he and Jokic are way different.
“Jokic grabe naman yun. Mataba yun, chubby yun eh,” the Muscle Man said, laughing hysterically.

“Grabe naman yun. Siguro kung magiging Jokic ako, kulang na lang yung mga assists, yung mga ganung pasa,” he added, gestuing behind the back passes.


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