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    An SMB team filled with 'Asian imports' doesn't need another one, says Arizona Reid

    Jul 8, 2016
    The Beermen go through their paces in practice on Friday. Jan Ballesteros

    WHO needs an Asian import if you're already surrounded by a lot of them?
     
    That's what San Miguel Beermen reinforcement Arizona Reid bared during his team's practice at the Moro Lorenzo Gym on Friday, barely a week before the import-spiced PBA Governors' Cup kicks off. 
     
    "Let me ask you this: what country are we in? What are ya'll? Asians. I don't need no extra Asians. I got Asian imports already," said Reid, who steered the Beermen to the 2015 Governors' Cup championship without help from an Asian import.
     
    The former Best Import stressed that the squad already has all the tools to duplicate last year's stellar performance.
     
    "We don't need them. I don't. I'm fine. You got players, play them. They work everyday. We'll make a way to win," the former High Point standout said.
     
    But first, the defending champions must regain focus and do better in practice, according to Reid. 
     
    "I don't think we're the same team by any means," he said.
     
    "We have to go back to playing the way we played. Right now, we're not. We gotta have better practice habits. We gotta work a little harder in practice."
     
    He also admitted that the road to another title will be rough, given other teams have also bolstered their rosters either through trade or by acquiring services of Asian imports.
     
    "It's not gonna be easy, every team is getting better. even the bottom teams are getting better. we just have to focus."
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    The Beermen go through their paces in practice on Friday. Jan Ballesteros
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