In heated Finals, Ross tells TNT to “keep crying to the PBA”
Paul Lintag on Aug 10, 2019 01:33 PM
If that’s what they want to cry to the PBA, let them cry about that,” — Chris Ross said of TNT. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Chris Ross is no longer subtle with his mind games against TNT KaTropa in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.
First, Ross called Terrence Jones a “baby” for yet another incident that got Ross a headbutt from the TNT import.
“Mentally, he’s a baby,” Ross said.
“I got two busted lips and now a lump from a dude that’s mentally two-years-old,” he added.
Ross didn’t stop there though.
After finding out that the KaTropa might have issues from all the mind games going on, Ross said TNT should grow up or if not, go play somewhere else.
Also, there’s that option of crying to the PBA, Ross added.
“It’s basketball. Are you gonna cry about that? We’re not playing dirty, no ones playing dirty. They’re gonna cry about people playing mind games? Come on man, grow up,” he said.
“No one’s doing nothing dirty, if you’re not mentally strong enough to play in a game like this, then go play somewhere else. If they’re crying about playing mind games, they need to check themselves. If that’s what they want to cry to the PBA, let them cry about that,” Ross added.
The San Miguel Beer point guard insinuated that all of TNT’s “crying” earned the team a ton of free throws in a Game 3 win.
True, the KaTropa beat the Beermen in total free throws, 45-28, but San Miguel was only called for four more fouls than TNT, 30-26.
Brian Heruela, Don Trollano, Terrence Jones, Chris McCullough, and Terrence Romeo were all in foul trouble from both teams with five fouls each.
Troy Rosario and June Mar Fajardo finished with four fouls each.
Two TNT players got the bulk of the free throws in Jones (14/23) and Jayson Castro (8/10). In the case of Jones, he was fouled 14 times.
“I guess it worked today because they got 50  free throws. I guess it worked,” Ross said.
“If that’s how they want to do it, keep crying to the PBA. Because I know that’s what they did,” he added.
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