PBA: Clearly, Norbert Torres stayed sharp for Rain or Shine
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 24, 2018 08:41 PM
Norbert Torres was back to battling three weeks after the stabbing incident he was involved in
Norbert Torres was back in action for Rain or Shine on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.
This, three weeks after the 28-year-old was involved in a stabbing incident in Taguig.
Last June 3, Torres and former De La Salle University teammates Jeron Teng and Thomas Torres figured in an altercation with two other men outside a popular club in BGC.
All three ex-Green Archers were at the wrong end of knife wounds and had to be rushed to nearby St. Luke’s.
In his first game since the incident, however, Torres showed no ill effects from the deep, long cut in his upper left arm. “I’m good. I’m in shape because I was working really hard kahit I couldn’t practice with the team,” he told reporters post-game.
All he did was wear an arm-length sleeve while contributing five rebounds, two assists, and one block in the Elasto Painters’ 106-99 overtime triumph over Meralco.
Clearly, the 6-foot-6 big man was telling the truth when asked how he was feeling. “No trauma,” he answered.
Still, he said that he’s still in the process of being back to full strength. “It took a while before I could come back fully confident kasi siyempre, I still have to be aware that I have a cut. Now, it’s just more of finding my rhythm when I play,” he said.
Good thing then that Torres has the full faith all of Rain or Shine. “They’re all behind me. They were happy that nothing major, nothing serious happened. I was happy that they were behind my back so I was behind theirs while I was recovering,” he said.
Now with a complete lineup and the top-seed in their pocket, the Elasto Painters are nothing but determined for their first championship since 2016.
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