PBA: For Arwind Santos, boos mean "I love you" from fans
Paul Lintag on Aug 02, 2018 12:34 PM
"Di ko iniintindi na galit na galit sila pag bibuboo nila sa akin. Feeling ko yung boo nila, automatic for me is ‘I love you,’" --- Arwind Santos.
Arwind Santos can be pretty annoying for fans who cheer for teams that's not San Miguel Beer.
And after his actions in Game 2 of the PBA Finals, which led to his ejection following a hit on Scottie Thompson, Ginebra fans let Arwind know just how much they don't appreciate him.
Everytime he touched the ball for Game 3 Wednesday, Arwind heard a pretty loud chorus of boos.
Even before he actually checked in the game, Santos was getting heckled already as he sat in front of the scorer's table waiting for a substitution.
For a veteran like Arwind though, he has mastered the art of dealing with haters.
For him, boos are a sign of affection from opposing fans.
"Baliktad lang yung acceptance ko doon. Feeling ko fans sila ng San Miguel pag hinahawakan ko yung bola, na bilib na bilib sila sa akin, parang ganoon lang yun," Arwind said of the boos.
"Di ko iniintindi na galit na galit sila pag bibuboo nila sa akin. Feeling ko yung boo nila, automatic for me is ‘I love you,’" he added.
As the public enemy no. 1 for the other 11 PBA teams, Santos has amazingly kept his composure most of the time.
He has no control of the crowd reaction so he just lets it play out the way it's supposed to.
"Wala akong comment doon. Focused lang ako sa game namin dahil napakaimportante ng conference na ito para sa amin. Kung may naiinis man sa akin, isa lang ang gagawin ko: pray, yun lang," Arwind said.
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