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    After long wait, Danny Seigle thrilled to get another shot at PBA championship

    Jan 20, 2014
    Veteran forward Danny Seigle won the last of his six PBA championships back in the 2009 Fiesta Cup when he was still one of the pillars of Petron. Jerome Ascano

    VETERAN Danny Seigle couldn’t help but get excited as the PLDT myDSL-PBA Philippine Cup playoffs get going on Tuesday, aware he has another shot at winning a league championship now that he is with Talk `N Text.

    The 37-year-old power forward was acquired by the Talk 'N Text franchise at the start of the 39th season, giving him another shot at a possible title considering the talent, championship experience, and the winning mentality of the reigning three-time all-Filipino champions. 

    Seigle won the last of his six PBA championships back in the 2009 Fiesta Cup when he was still one of the pillars of Petron.

    “Definitely, I want to get there (championship). That’s everyone’s goal and everyone’s dream to get back that feeling. I hope we can do it now, sooner than later cause I get old,” the former Wagner College standout said with a laugh in a talk with Spin.ph.

    “I’m just really looking forward to it (playoffs). It’s a pleasure to be on this team,” Seigle added, days before Talk 'N Text begins its best-of-three quarterfinal series against San Mig Coffee.

    Prior to his acquisition by the Tropang Texters, Seigle never came close to a title in two seasons with Barako Bull. Now he feels he has a legitimate shot at a championship once again - no longer as a star but in a supporting role for a "well-oiled" Talk 'N Text machine.

    “They (Talk ‘N Text teammates) have all the experience. I’m just here to complement them anyway I can," said the veteran forward. "I mean, they are a well-oiled machine so whatever they need me to do, how much, how less, I’m here to help.”

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    The four-time Finals MVP is averaging 10.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 19.5 minutes of play for the Tropang Texters, proof that he could still play at a very high level despite the long mileage in his pro career.

    “I’m really doing and working my legs a lot with the trainer here,” said the 1999 Rookie of the Year. “He’s done a great job but honestly, I get easy shots on offense when playing with these guys.”

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    Veteran forward Danny Seigle won the last of his six PBA championships back in the 2009 Fiesta Cup when he was still one of the pillars of Petron. Jerome Ascano
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