PBA: Compton livid over "low blows" from Magnolia
Paul Lintag on Dec 12, 2018 10:23 PM
"Somebody punched Mike in the testicles, somebody punced Chris in the testicles. At what point is it gonna get called? That's literally a low blow. I'm not happy about that one bit," --- Alex Compton.
Coach Alex Compton didn't even have time to sit first before he started his post-game barrage right after Alaska's big Game 4 win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals.
Fresh from a 90-76 decision to tie the best-of-7 series at 2-2, Compton lashed out on the apparent dirty plays from Magnolia players.
"First I'm glad we won but second, if we're gonna get punched multiple times and there aren't calls or suspensions, I've got a problem. You all saw it right?" Compton said.
"Somebody punched Mike in the testicles, somebody punced Chris in the testicles. At what point is it gonna get called? That's literally a low blow. I'm not happy about that one bit," he added.
It has been a physical game, as it was the whole series.
However, on the part of Alaska, the tipping point came in the fourth quarter when guard Chris Banchero went down in pain.
TV replays showed that Mark Barroca punched Banchero in his nether regions after a free throw play.
No foul was called and fortunately, things didn't escalate any further.
"It's dirty basketball," Compton said.
"To call it anything else would be a lie, and I'm not a liar," he added.
Granted, Compton believes that Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero is not out there barking instructions to his players to go after opposing player's balls.
However,the Alaska mentor is adamant that there should be things to be done for those kinds of actions.
"Maybe punches don't merit suspensions anymore. We'll see. I'm curious what will happen. I don't think I should get in trouble or fined for saying that, because I have a right to protect my players," Compton said.
"I'm proud of my guys because we made a deal. You have to be able to take a punch for our team and not throw one back. I'm proud to be part of our team," he added.
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