PBA FINALS: Will Terrence actually call it quits if Beermen win title?
Paul Lintag on Apr 29, 2019 04:40 PM
“Pag nag-retire naman pwede naman bumalik ulit eh, diba? Or hindi na?” — Terrence Romeo.
Could Terrence Romeo really end up with just one PBA title and then call it quits?
You never know.
Terrence Romeo is just preparing for his very first PBA Finals as San Miguel Beer takes on Magnolia for the 2019 Philipine Cup title.
However, if and when the Beermen complete a 5-peat in the All-Filipino, Romeo could end up retiring from basketball for good.
“Excited. Pero syempre hindi ko naman pwedeng isipin lang yun palagi eh. Syempre kailangan pa rin namin maglaro ng yun nga, game, kumbaga best-of-7. So hindi pupwedeng champion na kaagad,” Romeo said on his first-ever PBA Finals.
“Kumbaga, one game at a time tapos kung makukuha namin yun, kahit papano nakuha ko na yung pinakakulang para sakin. I mean, kulang na award para sa sarili ko. Tapos yun, baka magretire na ko after,” he added.
Talks of a possible retirement for Romeo are coming out of the blue just now.
But if Terrence ends up fulfilling his ultimate dream, he might just actually call it quits.
Romeo has exactly zero championships in his basketball career dating back to high school. He’s been in the PBA since 2013 and this upcoming Finals is his first true shot at a championship.
“Pag-iisipan ko pa, pag-iisipan ko pa [retirement]. Kasi yun lang talaga yung pinaka-dream ko eh, mag-champion sa PBA kasi wala nga akong championship simula college days ko, high school days. Tapos nagcha-champion ako kumbaga sa barangay lang. So ayun, yun lang,” Romeo said.
“Hindi kasi madalas ko binibiro yung family ko na pag nag-champion ako sa PBA, gusto ko na mag-retire, sabi ko. Eh yun, baka gusto yata maaga ako mag-retire eh para ano.. ay, maaga ako mag-champion para maaga ako mag-retire,” he added.
All this talk of retirement comes with San Miguel actually winning the All-Filipino title this year.
If the Beermen complete history with a fifth straight championship, then maybe Terrence can talk think about retirement again.
Or maybe not.
“Hindi pa. Pag-iisipan pa lang, pag-iisipan pa lang. Pag-iisipan ko pa lang,” Romeo said.
“Pag nag-retire naman pwede naman bumalik ulit eh, diba? Or hindi na?” he added.
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