PBA: Oops! Guiao gets the wrong Semerad twin
Mark Escarlote on May 22, 2019 11:31 PM
Akala ko ba, yung kanina? Eh wala naman akong pakialam kung sino sa kanila yun. Pwede na yun di ba? -- NLEX coach Yeng Guiao on confronting the wrong Semerad twin
ANTIPOLO CITY --- NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao was not happy with Talk ‘N Text forward David Semerad’s rough play on his big man Poy Erram in the last seconds of the fourth quarter with the game already decided.
The fiery mentor approached Semerad after the final buzzer and made him know that his actions were not necessary.
“Di ko naman siya inaway, napagsabihan ko lang kasi nagrereklamo si Poy. The game was already decided, tapos na, tinu-twist pa rin ni Semerad yung arm niya eh nasaktan daw siya. Sabi niya parang mababali,” said Guiao on Wednesday after the Road Warriors absorbed an 87-102 beating at the hands of the KaTropa in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Ynares Sports Center here.
Erram fouled out with just 13.1 seconds remaining in the game that’s already under wraps after he warded off Semerad while jostling for position. Erram approached the referee complaining about Semarad twisting his arm on the said play.
Guiao didn’t take it sitting down.
“So sabi ko, ‘That’s not necessary’ sa ganoong situation, the game was already won,” he said. “Wala namang necessity to be that rough or rugged. Nagreklamo si Poy sa akin so I just needed to put the message across.”
Unfortunately, Guiao got the wrong Semerad.
It turned out that the mentor confronted David’s twin brother, Anthony, the whole time.
“Akala ko ba, yung kanina? Eh wala naman akong pakialam kung sino sa kanila yun. Pwede na yun di ba?” said Guiao, drawing a good laugh from reporters during the postgame interview.
“Wala naman akong pakialam sa kanila kung sino man. Ikwento na lang niya sa isa,” continued Guiao. “Wala akong pakialam kung napagkamalan ko sila. Alam na nila yun kung sino yun.”
The good thing here, for Guiao, he got the message across.
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