ATIN 'TO: Internet reacts to Paul Desiderio's crazy game-winner for UP
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 10, 2017 07:10 PM
"ATIN TO, PAPASOK TO." -- Paul Desiderio before draining the game-winning three to lift UP to an opening-day win.
It's just the second game day of UAAP season 80 men's basketball, but UP Fighting Maroon Paul Desiderio already drilled a signature moment into our collective minds.
Down two, 71-73, with 5.3 seconds to go, Desiderio blurted out in the Fighting Maroons' huddle: "Atin to, papasok to!" Then, well, this happened:
The shot by Desiderio helped the Fighting Maroons secure a 74-73 victory over UST, and sent the UP side of the Mall of Asia Arena to a frenzy.
Here's another look:
And he drove Twitter into hysterics with the wild shot:
Desiderio be like pic.twitter.com/VxpDR8YyBI— A.D. (@chinoyhoopsfan) September 10, 2017
Gotta love that play, thanks Coach Bo! And Desiderio is a veteran. You know it!!! #UPFight— UP Fighting Maroons (@upmbt) September 10, 2017
Even former Ateneo King Eagle Kiefer Ravena had to give props:
Thats how you walk the talk.— Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena) September 10, 2017
The DLSU fan account GoArchers was nothing but thankful for Desiderio for ending the game already so the Green Archers get to face modern-day rivals FEU.
Thank You Paul Desiderio!— GoArchers (@GoArchers) September 10, 2017
You know you did something really nasty when your opponents start praising you. Here's UST Golden Tigress Chloe Cortez giving due props to Desiderio
GRABE DESIDERIO HOT HANDS IBA KA DI KA TAO— Chloe Cortez (@chlodiacortez) September 10, 2017
Meanwhile, chief statistician Pong Ducanes and this UP-based Twitter account pointed out different stats and facts that made Desiderio's shot even more incredible.
Desiderio was 1/10 from the 3-Pt area before that shot. #UAAPSeason80— Pong Ducanes (@ompongski) September 10, 2017
Paul Desiderio missed many shots, but he made the one where it mattered the most. #UPFight— The Diliman Files (@kwentongupd) September 10, 2017
In another stat-based tweet, this user throws out a number that would surely made the King Maroon proud of himself.
Paul Desiderio 26% on non-game winning shots, 100% on game winning shots.— Ryan Alba (@_alba__) September 10, 2017
This Twitter user got too real.