Romeo Travis after first PBA title: "I wish it wasn't Alaska"

Paul Lintag on Dec 20, 2018 04:06 PM
Travis after first PBA title:
"Like I said before, I wish it wasn't Alaska," Travis said after his new team Magnolia won the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup in six games.

The first time Romeo Travis made it to the PBA Finals, he was with Alaska.

They got swept.

The second time Romeo Travis made it to the PBA Finals, he was with Magnolia.

They beat Alaska for the title.

Travis wishes his first PBA championship didn't come at the expense of his old Aces.

"Like I said before, I wish it wasn't Alaska," Travis said after his new team Magnolia won the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup in six games.

"I have a lot of great friends over there, especially Chris Banchero. I really want him to get a championship," he added.

Travis' stint with Alaska three years ago would become the Aces' second Finals loss in a string of diappointments.

Counting the loss to the Hotshots, Alaska has now lost five Finals since 2015.

Adding to his former team's misery was nothing personal for Travis, he was just doing business.

"Unfortunately, it was against us so we had to do what he had to do," Travis said on beating Alaska for the title.

"But I really want those guys to really do well and succeed, because I do have friends there and I do wish nothing but the best for those guys. It would have been easier for me to play against somebody else, against not my old teammates and not my old coach. But you can't decide these things, and the cards fell where they did, and we just had to do what we had to do," he added.

 

 

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