PBA: El Destructor debuts new clean look in latest Phoenix stint

Paul Lintag on May 20, 2018 11:14 PM
PBA: El Destructor debuts new look in latest Phoenix stint
After an injury-plagued 2017, El Destructor completely changed his look. He cut his hair, shaved his beard, and he even changed his diet, resulting in a more lean frame.

Eugene Phelps is playing his third PBA season but if you didn't recognize him Sunday against Brgy. Ginebra, well you're not alone.

After an injury-plagued 2017, El Destructor completely changed his look. He cut his hair, shaved his beard, and he even changed his diet, resulting in a more lean frame.

"Last year I had a foot injury an I had a surgery on my hand so I just had to switch everything up," Phelps said.

"Actually, I cut my hair bald and it's just growing back now. I have a new diet [too], salad and everything so I feel pretty good. I lost like 14 pounds," he added.

Against the Gin Kings, Phelps led Phoenix with 25 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists.

The Fuel Masters won in double overtime to enter the All-Star break with a winning record, 3-2.

"They told me last year when I got hurt that they wanted me back," Phelps said.

"So I kind of figured that I was going back for the 3rd conference but they wanted me to come a little bit early because it's a new system, you know, and then James [White] got hurt and they have me come in and play so it feels good to be back. It's family here so it feels good," he added.

If there's one thing that was a bummer in Phelps' game Sunday was the fact that he cramped up in the fourth.

However, his streak of winning his first game back for Phoenix continued. The Fuel Masters are now 4-0 everyting they get Phelps for a fresh conference.

"I started cramping up in the 4th quarter and then when double OT came, I tried to push it but I can't even walk or anything," he said.

"Thank God my team came through for me and we got the win," Phelps added.

 


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