Chot Reyes says son was ‘knocked out’ during San Beda-Letran

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 17, 2015 02:41 AM
Chot Reyes says son was ‘knocked out’ during San Beda-Letran
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT. Letran's Macjour Luib (blue jersey #10) was involved in a couple of close encounters that supposedly made San Beda's Ice Reyes lose his balance.

Former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes hit game officials during the rivalry game between San Beda College and Colegio de San Juan de Letran last Thursday at the San Juan Arena after the former disagreed with a call made by the latter.

Handed more responsibilities after Baser Amer left the game due to injury, Chot’s son Ice was sent in to provide some sort of spark for the Red Lions’ comeback attempt. Trying to give the Knights a dose of their own medicine, Ice and his teammates employed full-court pressure.

In one instance, Ice rushed forward to pressure Macjour Luib who had his arms raised. The younger Reyes’ face collided with Luib’s left arm which caused him to hit the deck and stay down for almost a minute.

After looking at the video review, referees apparently saw no harm done and gave Ice a warning for faking a foul. Play resumed once more, but with seven minutes remaining, the two again got close with each other and this time, Ice seemed to lose his balance and fell a few steps backwards.

A whistle was blown and the younger Reyes celebrated, thinking that he got Luib for an offensive foul. However, the call was actually faking a foul and as it was already the second, meant a technical.

While Ice could not believe the call, Luib was seen pointing a finger at his nemesis while laughing. Asked about their close encounters, the Letran guard told ABS-CBN Sports, “Wala yun. Dala lang ng emosyon. ‘Di ko rin kasi talaga alam ano nangyari kasi wala naman akong ginawa sa kanya.”

The elder Reyes, however, was doing the exact opposite of laughing as he shared his sentiments later after the game. Via Twitter:

The Reyeses seem to have the less popular opinion, in social media at least, as more netizens sided with the referees on the call.


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