Just one car for the Zamars even after coach Boycie beat Paul

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 04, 2018 09:07 PM
Just one car for Zamars even after coach Boycie beat Paul
No, the car ride of father Boycie and son Paul Zamar was not awkward

Paul Zamar’s first conference in the PBA has come to an end.

And as luck would have it, Zamar’s last game in his maiden go-round was up against father Boycie.

When the final buzzer rang on Wednesday, Paul and Blackwater were handled by assistant coach Boycie and San Miguel by a score of 115-106.

Post-game, the younger Zamar admitted the nerves got the better of him even as he tallied 11 points in 3-of-9 shooting on top of four assists and three rebounds. “Nasobrahan ako sa excitement kasi nakalaban ko yung father ko tapos yung iniidolo ko pa na sila Alex [Cabagnot] and Marcio [Lassiter],” he shared.

As it turns out, however, Paul got some sort help from the opposing team before the game. “Coding kasi siya so nagsabay kami papunta,” he said, referring to his father whom he shared the ride to MOA Arena with.

He then continued, “Ang sabi niya sa akin, be aggressive tapos try to play defense kina Marcio at Alex. Mahirap talaga, pero at least, do your best.”

Of course the Beermen’s assistant coach was not giving any details to the Elite guard – even if it was his son.

Instead, coach Boycie was just focusing on Paul’s individual game. “Basta bini-brief niya ako na hindi ako pagbibigyan ng mga yan. Competition pa rin yan pagdating sa court,” the latter recalled.

For his part, the elder Zamar said that even though his son was at the losing end, the game, and the conference as a whole, was nothing but a lesson to be learned. “Malaking bagay sa kanyang natuto siya nang ganyan. As a professional, dapat matuto siya kasi wala namang relationship sa loob pagdating sa professionalism,” he said.

After the game, though, coach Boycie was back to being the father to Paul.

That means keeping him company in the car – and footing the bill for dinner. “Ako ang magti-treat ngayon,” coach Boycie remarked.

Of course, in the eyes of Paul, that’s only how it should be. “Siyempre, sila dapat magti-treat sa akin,” he expressed.

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