BEAU Belga is embracing his role as a villain to the PBA’s most popular team.
The Rain or Shine enforcer admitted he enjoyed being the enemy of Barangay Ginebra and its legions of fans after getting involved in one altercation after another with some Gin Kings players in the Elasto Painters’ 82-79 win in the Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday.
“Tuwang-tuwa ako sa ganyan. 'Yan ang gusto ko,” Belga said. “Sa lahat ng laro, ang pinaka-gusto ko 'yung kalaban ko yung buong arena, yung tipong ako lang mag-isa.”
“After ng game, mas maraming iiyak, mas marami akong paiiyakin. 'Yun ang gusto ko,” he added. “At 'pag natalo kayo, tanggapin mo.”
Belga got entangled with Kings star Mark Caguioa in one play and engaged Ginebra import Michael Dunigan in a shouting match in another, prompting the seemingly partisan crowd to get so riled up that one fan even threw a water bottle in his direction.
Belga obviously doesn't mind.
“Kahit kalaban ko 'yung buong mundo, okay lang, tatanggapin ko, as long as nananalo ang team ko,” said Belga, who celebrated by taunting Ginebra fans inside the Astrodome with a victory dance at midcourt.
But the ROS big man stressed that fans should expect a heated encounter given the circumstances.
“Ganun talaga eh. Parating na 'yung playoffs, so it’s expected to be a tough game.”
Still, Belga expects to be public enemy No. 1 after the bruising encounter against the popular Gin Kings, saying he won’t open his Facebook and Twitter accounts for two days.
“Sigurado masarap ang makikita at mababasa ko.”