THE ecstasy of winning a PBA championship probably gets a basketball junkie to come back for more.
On a high after leading San Miguel Beer to the Governors’ Cup title following a four-game conquest of Alaska, AZ Reid is reconsidering his retirement plan after getting a taste of utmost success in Asia’s first play-for-pay league.
The prolific SMB import earlier in the season-ending conference signified his intention to call it quits as a reinforcement, pointing to wear and tear on his 29-year-old frame.
“My body feels like I’m sixty-nine. I feel old. I’m beat up,” he said after the title-clinching 91-81 win on Friday night.
But after capturing a coveted crown in his fourth conference in the PBA, falling short twice with Rain or Shine then failing miserably in his first tour of duty with the Beermen, Reid is having second thoughts.
“It’s going to be tough, but I think I still have a little bit left in my tank,” he said.
There’s also some unfinished business as Reid could not hide his disappointment of not winning a third Best Import award, barely losing to Aces counterpart Romeo Travis, blaming the media votes for his defeat.
“Even though the media don’t like me for some reason, I might come back,” he said with a smile. “I’m not sure yet.”
Reid also bared that SMB management, particularly governor Robert Non, signified its intention to bring him back.
“I talked to him (Non) before (Game Four) and he kind of threw a hint at me, saying next year, ‘You’ll get Best Import,'” Reid said. “But I’m not really concerned of playing basketball right now. I just want to have fun and let it soak in first.”
“I’m going home and I’m going to share this with my family,” he added. “When I decide to go back to work, we’ll get there.”