Calvin Abueva plays hard, but 'Beast' also knows how to have a little fun
Calvin Abueva in a playful mood during Gilas practice on Monday night. Jerome Ascano

CALVIN Abueva plays hard, but he also knows how to have a little fun.

While warming up for Gilas practice on Monday night, the Alaska star passed the time by borrowing SPIN.ph lensman Jerome Ascano's camera and started shooting.

“Wala pinag-tripan ko lang,” the 'Beast' said laughing.

Rain or Shine stalwart Raymond Almazan was Abueva's subject, and the new Gilas pool member gamely played along and started posing.

“Wala lang ‘yun syempre konting enjoyment muna habang wala pa ang laro. Syempre pag laro na, focus na tayo,” he said.

“Syempre kailangan din naman ng konting kasiyahan kasi hindi mag-eenjoy ang team kung walang kakulitan,” he added.

Below is one of the photos taken by Abueva. And what do SPIN.ph's staff photographers have to say?

'Thank goodness he knows how to play basketball.'

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