PBA: Patrimonio promotes LA after breaking Iron Man record: “Captain na siya dapat”
Paul Lintag on Mar 18, 2019 12:04 AM
“Talagang saludo ako sa na-accomplish ni LA. Dapat hindi na siya Tinyente, Captain na siya dapat,” Alvin Patrimonio said of LA Tenorio.
For the longest time, Purefoods legend Alvin Patrimonio held the record for most consecutive games played in PBA history.
The Captain suited up for 596 straight games.
Last week, LA Tenorio tied the record. Sunday during Manila Clasico, Ginebra’s star guard officially broke the record by playing 597 straight games.
Patrimonio was on deck to witness history and he was more than happy to take part in Tenorio’s simple ceremony during halftime.
“I’m blessed to witness yung na-accomplish ni LA,” Patrimonio said.
“He deserved the award kasi siya start of his career up to now, nung ako middle of my career ko na nagawa yung consecutive games,” he added.
Patrimonio’s record stood as one of the most impressive in the league.
Still, the Purefoods legend and four-time league MVP said it was about time someone actually broke his record. With LA’s incredible effort, Patrimonio couldn’t help but be impressed.
“Yung ginawa ni LA, grabe. Considering na point guard siya di ba, ang hirap ng role na ginagawa niyo to achieve thaat,” he said.
“Talagang passion and heart, all in talaga. Congratulations to LA,” Patrimonio added.
As his record goes down, Patrimonio was happily willing to surrender the torch to Tenorio as the PBA’s one and only Iron Man.
“Talagang saludo ako sa na-accomplish ni LA. Dapat hindi na siya Tinyente, Captain na siya dapat,” Patrimonio said.
“And ang maganda rin, sa Manila Clasico niya nakuha,” he added.
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