PBA: Despite frustrations, Wright would love to come Philippines another shot
Paul Lintag on Oct 19, 2018 07:52 PM
Wright and the Columbian Dyip finally scored a win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, beating Rain or Shine Friday at the Ynares Center.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Akeem Wright has never experienced a long losing skid in his basketball career and if you ask him, his maiden PBA stint shouldn't have started with nine straight losses.
Wright and the Columbian Dyip finally scored a win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, beating Rain or Shine Friday at the Ynares Center here.
The victory pushed Columbian to 1-9 in the season-ending conference but Wright argues that the Dyip could have done better if some early games had gone their way and not resulted in some very close losses.
"0-9? No. Never. This is my first time," Wright said when asked if he's in this situation before in his career.
"But there's a lot of young guys you know, you can go to the games we lost earlier. We were up 15 against Meralco, we up nine on NLEX in the third quarter, it's stuff like that you can look back on and say we were there. My personal feeling is we should have broke that streak [earlier]. There's a lot of games that I wish we have back but we can't. Even though we lost a lot of games I felt we continued to play hard," he added.
Despite a rough outing in the PBA, Wright says he would love to come back.
If Columbian wants him back for next season, Akeem is there. If not, he's fine with joining another team as long as he gets to have another shot in the Philippines.
"The losing has been frustrating but overall my experience has been great," he said.
"My experience has been great, if Columbian would want me back, I would love to come back. If not maybe another team, we'll see but I would love to come back," Wright added.
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