#SquadGoals: The Liza Soberano-crushing Letran Knights

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 17, 2016 03:44 PM
#SquadGoals: The Liza Soberano-crushing Letran Knights
"Ang team bonding namin ay boodle fight!" says McJour Luib on how they bond best. (Photo by Rxandy Capinpin for Chalk Magazine)

Basketball became a story of sweat and blood for the Letran Knights, which after 10 years finally stole the trophy from their perennial rivals from Mendiola last season. But with a not-so-impressive performance at the recently concluded Filoil Flying V Premier Cup, though, they are now—in McJour Luib’s terms—“lagare” in terms of training for the next NCAA season. “Kumbaga, naghahabol,” Jom Sollano adds about the things they’re now doing to fortify their team.

But let’s not talk about that aspect of their brotherhood.

“Kumakain kami ng pizza. Dati, adik kami sa Clash of Clans. Isang clan kaming lahat,” Luib continues the conversation, once we go asking about their teamwork beyond the court.

How else are they keeping it tight? Check out our chat with some of the star players of the now Jeff Napa-coached team!

What do you guys together at the dorm?
Felix Apreku Jr.: Nanood ng TV.
Luib: Naghaharutan! Ha ha!

What’s the wildest you’ve done together?
Luib: Siguro yung kapag medyo nakainom na, nag-wiwild na, nag-maMiley Cyrus na yung iba.
Sollano: Kung ano-ano na lang yung pinag-gagawa.

Who’s the team heartthrob?
Luib: Felix!
Sollano: Felix Apreku!
Apreku: Hindi, hindi! Si Buenaflor!
Luib: Oo, si Kevin Buenaflor! Nasa kanya na lahat, eh. Hirap kasama, eh.

Who’s the most stylish?
Luib: Pag sa mga pormahan, si Rey Nambatac! Daming damit, eh! Kasi kapaglumalabas ng dorm, pagpupunta ng Rob, kailangan naka-sapatos at nakaporma lagi. Kami kahit, naka-tsinelas lang, okay na.

 

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Who’s the coolest?
Sollano and Apreku: Luib!
Luib: Ha ha! Hindi, hindi, si K-Racs! Tsaka si Bong Quinto! Pwede sa lahat yun eh! Pwede sa tawanan, pwede sa kalokohan.
Sollano: Pagdating sa mga heartbroken…
Luib: Pwede sya magbigay ng advice!

Who’s the nerdiest?

Luib. Si Jomari. Kapag may mga assignment, ginagawa talaga niya sa dorm!

Who’s the funny one?
Luib: Si Felix!
Sollano: Pinakamakulit sa dorm!
Luib: Tsaka si Asiong! Si Jerrick Balanza. Yung asal-gilid gilid ng bahay ba. Angas ng Tondo, kaya Asiong Salonga, eh. Ha ha!
Sollano: Harutan, kung ano-anong ginagawa sa mukha.

How you deal with fights?
Sollano: Sa amin, naiintindihan naman na nila eh. Pagdating sa court, hindi talaga malabong magka-initan ng ulo. Pero pagkatapos, kinakalimutan na ‘yun.
Apreku: Siguro, yung physicality.
Sollano: Minsan kasi, yung isang player mapapagalitan, so syempre magpapakita siya, babawi. Doon na nag-uumpisa ‘yun.

How close are you?
Sollano: Yun mga pag nag-aaway namin, hindi tumatagal.
Luib: Tsaka yung mga bonding namin tulad ng team building, mga kainan namin na boodle fight, yung masasarap yung mga ganun. Kasi kami, halos lahat nasa probinsya kami, gusto namin yung mga lutong bahay, yung nakakamay. Pag yung isa, naka-kamay, yung lahat naka-kamay na din. Yung bonding na ganun, madaming pagkain.
Sollano: Walang maarte sa ‘min.

Did you ever crush on just one person?
Luib: Si Dolce Amore! Si Liza Soberano. Inaabangan namin lagi yun, sa Forevermore pa lang! Ganda, eh! Kumpleto. Complete package!

—Interview by Santino Honasan

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