ALEX Cabagnot explained the ‘arrow-pointing’ act he did when San Miguel clashed with TnT Katropa at the tail-end of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination was all part of the game.
Now that the two teams’ paths had crossed again in the semifinals where the stakes are obviously much higher, the clutch point guard said he’ll definitely not do it again.
“It just happened. Serious time right now. I haven’t done it. This is just the second game. I’m not gonna do it,” he said in the post game interview of San Miguel’s 87-85 loss to the Tropang Texters in Game Two Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“I’m not the arrow. I’m not whatever you guys call me. That’s so lame, that’s yuck.”
The incident took place in the final minute of San Miguel’s 98-94 win over TnT last January 28 at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.
Cabagnot, wearing his black protective mask, just hit the game-clinching three-pointer when he posed like an archer and shot his imaginary arrow towards his teammates who responded by falling one after the other on the floor like dominoes.
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The act went viral on social media, and some TnT players appeared offended by it.
But the San Miguel guard admitted it was more of having fun on the Beermen’s part rather than rubbing salt on the injury of the beaten Tropang Texters.
“That was a no-bearing game for us,” he said. “Gabby (Espinas) and I were just working on some stuff. It’s just that thing.”
Cabagnot even compared what he did to Beau Belga’s act of firing his imaginary shotgun in the air whenever he hit a three-pointer during a game.
“I don’t hear you guys call Beau Belga the shotgun-barrell…I don’t know,” he said with a laugh. “This is so weird.”
“The biggest thing about that situation is that I made the shot.”
And Cabagnot vows to make his shots the next game of the best-of-seven series on Sunday. He finished with 19 points in the loss that broke the Beermen’s 11-game winning streak as he shot 7 of 13 from the floor, including 5 of 7 from three-point range.
But definitely, there will be no more of that ‘arrow' stunt.