KOBE Paras shot down insinuations that poor grades led to him leaving the US and moving back to the Philippines.
Replying to a recent tweet by a follower, the celebrated amateur sensation reminded everyone that he was a consistent honor student when he moved to Los Angeles years ago.
Taking his talents to the US to pursue his NBA dream, Paras initially committed to play for UCLA, but withdrew 'after failing to meet certain academic requirements,' prompting the move to Creighton where he played for one season.
The 6-foot-6 wingman then transferred to Cal State Northridge, redshirting last season before surprisingly announcing on his social media accounts that he was leaving the school and turning pro, without getting into details.
“If he had just studied hard and got his grades in order to he would have not only gotten a good education but also a chance to showcase his basketball talent playing for a school like UCLA. He wasted that opportunity,” a follower with a Twitter handle @Realcertified replied to a tweet by ABSCBNNews.
Paras, who is set to suit up for the Gilas Pilipinas cadets, couldn’t help but reply:
“Imma just stop right there cause it’s been almost 2 years & y’all still talking bout me being a dumb ass lol,” the son of PBA legend Benjie Paras said.
“The issue was never the grades…when I moved to LA I was on the honor roll mostly ever damn semester so y’all can just stop with it,” he added.