PBA Draft: Robert Bolick thanks haters for motivating him more

Philip Matel on Dec 12, 2018 05:40 PM
PBA Draft: Bolick thanks haters for motivating him more
Robert Bolick's haters fueled the fire inside his gut to what he has become today: one of the bright and upcoming stars of Philippine basketball. (FILE PHOTO)

Through his uber-confident personality and subsequent style of play on the court, Robert Bolick has earned his share of admirers and haters alike.

Bolick for his part has taken note of the social media firestorm that has hounded him, and it has further fueled the fire inside his gut to what he has become today: one of the brightest upcoming stars of Philippine basketball. 

The San Beda product hopes to silence his haters with his play on the court and they continue to provide the motivation.

"Pag nababasa ko sa mga articles daming galit sa akin, tuwang-tuwa talaga ako," Bolick shared in the first day of the PBA Draft Combine in Mandaluyong Wednesday.

"Pag tinitignan ko yung mga masamang sinasabi sa akin ng mga tao, yung mga screenshot-screenshot pag nagwo-work ako tapos pagod ako tinitignan ko lang yun nasasarapan ako, gumagaan loob ko na kailanagan ko talaga galingan kasi marami pang 'di natutuwa sa akin," he added.

Even as if he's projected to be picked within the first three slots in the PBA Rookie Draft this Sunday in Ermita, Bolick bared that he's fine with any team, and will give his heart and soul in every second inside the court.

"Kung ano ginagawa ko sa college, ganun gagawin ko sa pros. Di ako namimili ng team. Bibigay ko lang lahat ng kaya ko ibigay. I'll just work hard. Ito na yung pangarap ko e bibitawan ko pa ba? Pakamatayan ko na to."

Set to be one of the picks among Columbian Dyip, Blackwater Elite and the NorthPort Batang Pier, the 6-foot guard shared knows it will take a lot of effort from him to rise over a stacked draft pool. 

"Eto yung gusto ko e, yung challenge e. Kung walang challenge di ka mago-grow. Mas maraming challenges, better."

With that, the kid from Ormoc is now facing the biggest challenge of his life, an uncertainty that will surely be beneficial or devastating in the long run.

"Ito 'yung challenge na hinihintay ko sa buong buhay ko. Kung kaya ko na ba talaga o hindi ko kaya. So masaya sa feeling."


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