PBA: Iron Man Tenorio has no plans to stop: “Wala akong balak mag-pahinga”
Paul Lintag on Mar 17, 2019 10:51 PM
The Ginebra star tied the record last week at 596 and on Sunday in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup, LA Tenorio broke Alvin Patrimonio’s record for most consecutive games played in league history.
Now it’s really official.
With 597 consecutive games played, LA Tenorio stands alone as the PBA’s one and only Iron Man.
The Ginebra star tied the record last week at 596 and on Sunday in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup, Tenorio broke Alvin Patrimonio’s record for most consecutive games played in league history.
Ironically enough, LA broke the record during Manila Clasico and Patrimonio was on the other side of the court for Magnolia Hotshots.
The two legends shared the moment at halftime as the league had a simple ceremony to honor Tenorio’s achievement.
“Actually, I tried my best to treat this game as a regular game, pero ang hirap eh. Ang hirap kasi ang daming nagre-remind sakin,” LA said.
“But first of all I want to thank my teammates for supporting me in this game, I asked them to win this game for me and talagang tinulungan nila ako, especially si Scottie [Thompson],” he added.
Now that he has the record and no one to challenge him for the foreseeable future, LA just wants to keep playing.
There’s no time to rest for him. Actually he doesn’t want to.
The Ginebra star looks forward to 700 games and more. He looks forward to more winning as well.
“Wala pa, wala pang balak kaya pa eh,” Tenorio said.
“Wala akong balak magpahinga right after this, kaya pa. Hanggang kaya ko maka-compete, I’ll do it,” he added.
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