Why in the world does Arwind Santos wear green all the time?
Paul Lintag on Dec 17, 2017 10:45 PM
On a random Friday playdate last season, ABS-CBN Sports caught up with Arwind to ask, once and for all, what in the world is going on with his on-court style.
There's a perfectly good reason why Arwind Santos continues to blind us by covering himself with all the green things that he can get his hands on.
On a random Friday playdate last season, ABS-CBN Sports caught up with Arwind to ask, once and for all, what the hell is going on with his on-court style.
"Maliban sa favorite color ko yung green, sa Feng Shui ko swerte rin yung green sakin," Santos said who appears to never leave his house without wearing at least one thing that's green.
He certainly does not play a game without a green whatever somewhere in his body.
"Correct. Minsan sa sapatos, sa medyas automatic kasi green na ako di ba. Pagka-minsan may mga lakad, gusto ko pa rin hanggat maari naka-green pa rin ako," Arwind told ABS-CBN Sports with a wide smile on his face.
Santos' roots with the color green go way back.
He rocked it during the early 2000s as the undisputed star of the Far Eastern University Tamaraws where he was MVP and a champion, multiple times.
However, he's moved on from that particular shade of green as he made his way to the PBA where he's also an MVP and champion.
"Oo di ba isa pa yon," Arwind said on the FEU connection.
"Tapos ngayon mas tumingkad gusto ko neon green. Basta any kind of green wag lang yung sobrang dark na parang lumot na. Ewan ko, dahil siguro dun din ako sumibol sa FEU, green color din yun. Naisip ko na din yun one time eh, parang swerte ako sa green? Kaya pinanindigan ko na," he added.
Take note, he likes neon green. Thank god a certain sportswear giant has Volt as its signature color.
More than a handful of times last season, Santos was seen wearing several Kobe Bryant models in the volt colorway. To start the new year in the PBA, he rocked the PG 1 "Tennis Ball."
We doubt if Arwind even pays attention to tennis or if he even likes Paul George but the colorway fits his Feng Shui so why not?
Aside from green --- okay, neon green --- being a rather bright color, another thing that makes it hard for anyone to miss Arwind is the fact that his favorite color does not match his San Miguel uniform at all.
So if for some reason that the PBA or the Beermen had some kind of a uniformity rule that would force Santos to swap his green shoes and green socks and green sleeves and green headband, he would absolutely comply.
Arwind would just have to wear green another way.
"Syempre mataas ang respeto ko sa management, sabi ko nga kung saan ako nagtatrabaho, sila ang papakinggan ko," he said.
"Kung sakaling mangyari yun, susunod ako sa rules. Siguro yung brief ko na lang ang magiging green, at least hindi na bawal yun kasi hindi nakikita. May mga paraan naman sa mga ganung bagay," Santos added.
And in case you were wondering what Arwind was wearing during that random Friday night when ABS-CBN Sports just had to ask about his on-court style, Santos was leaving the Big Dome with a green sports watch and a crisp white polo shirt...
With a green stripe at the collar. Of course.
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