PBA: Romeo Travis wants redemption in return to Finals
Paul Lintag on Nov 17, 2018 04:29 PM
"I want redemption, that's why I came back." --- Romeo Travis.
The first time Romeo Travis came to the PBA, he won Best Import and took his team to the Governors' Cup Finals.
Once he got there though, he got swept.
It wa a terrible way to end his maiden voyage to the Philipppines.
It took Travis three years to make it back to the PBA and while he might not win Best Import this time, he still has his team in the Finals of the Governors' Cup.
He wants to win it this time.
"Last time I was here I laid an eg,, I played very bad in the Finals," Travis said after scoring a career-high 50 points for Magnolia in Game 4 to lead the Hotshots past two-time champion Brgy. Ginebra in the semifinals of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.
"I want redemption, that's why I came back," he added.
The last time Romeo Travis was in the PBA Finals, he was with the Alaska Aces. Three years later, he's with the Hotshots.
He's pretty good with his new team.
"I looked at the roster and I seen they had good veterans and hungry young guys. It was a great mix. With me it was just an opportunity to gel with the team. I didn't want to take over, I just wanted to be part of the team," Travis said.
"These guys have allowed me to be part of the team and that's what makes this team special, it's the chemistry. They know I'm not a guy that's going to demand the ball and curse at somebody if I don't get the ball. That's not who am I as a person and as a player. We're one unit right now, we're really clicking," he added.
The Aces that Travis used to play with are one win away from the Finals as well and are on the verge of setting up a pretty interesting championship round.
While Travis wishes his old teammates good luck, he couldn't care less if it's Alaska that moves on or if it's Meralco.
"Whoever wins, we're happy to see them. Good luck to both teams," he said.
"I don't have a preference. Good luck to Banchero, Vic Manuel... these are my guys. I hope they do well but I don't care who wins. Either way we're going to have to play them," Travis added.
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