PBA: Paul Lee has happiest birthday ever despite loss

Philip Matel on Feb 13, 2019 10:45 PM
PBA: Paul Lee has happiest birthday ever despite loss
The Best Player of the Conference of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup will be celebrating his 30th birthday as a member of the Gilas Pilipinas pool in practice tomorrow morning.

Even though the Magnolia Hotshots fell to 0-3 after a James Yap game-winner, Paul Lee still thinks there will be something to look forward to on his birthday tomorrow, Valentine's Day.

The Best Player of the Conference of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup will be celebrating his 30th birthday  as a member of the Gilas Pilipinas pool in practice tomorrow morning.

Lee said he will then have a simple dinner with his family along with a very special guest, the couple's new treasure, daughter Tokyo.

Tokyo, who just turned four months old last Feb. 8, will be celebrating her daddy's special day for the first time, which has clearly made the spitfire guard all the more exciting Thursday.

"['Y]un ang pinaka-maganda dun, 'yung magbi-birthday ako na may baby. So, wala ng mas okay pa doon. 'Yun na ang pinakamasarap na feeling, na birthday ko na mangyayari," Lee said after the Hotshots' 75-74 loss against red-hot Rain or Shine Wednesday evening.

Now talking about the game, the UE alumnus thought that the game was over after he hit a difficult step-back jumper which gave his team the 74-72 lead with 6.1 left.

However, former star James Yap had some other plans, spoling what should have been Magnolia's first win by drilling a classic patented one-hander, which became a three-point play to decide the game.

"We thought sa amin na 'yung game, then 'yun nga, si James. So... ayun, we have a break after this game so we need to figure out kung ano talaga 'yung problema ng team, or kung ano 'yung dapat naming gawin. So we have time para ma-figure out," shared Lee. 

As the whole league heads to a two-week break to give way for Gilas' most important stretch, he did note that his teammates are already in win-now mode and is confident that they could bounce back from their setbacks.

"...[N]apag-usapan namin kanina sa dugout, kailangan 'yung sense of urgency andoon na talaga. Siguro alam naman ng lahat kung ano 'yung sitwasyon namin ngayon, so there's no point na magre-relax pa kami or what," Lee mentioned.


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