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    David not losing sleep over chance at MVP, best player awards

    Jul 23, 2012
    Gary David is on top of the statistical points standings, but votes from fellow players, media and the Commissioner's office are equally important. Jerome Ascano

    GARY DAVID is not losing sleep over his chances for the PBA Best Player of the Conference plum and the season MVP honor.

    “Hindi ko na masyado iniisip yun,” said the Powerade superstar, who was in attendance at The Arena in San Juan on Monday to watch the NCAA men’s basketball game between Lyceum and San Sebastian.

    David, who cheered for his alma mater Lyceum, currently leads the Statistical Points Standings (SPS) in the race for the Best Player of the Conference in the Governors Cup. He accumulated a total of 33 SPS by the end of the semifinals of the season-ending conference.

    But he knows statistics will not be the only determining factor in both individual awards, with votes from the media, players, and Commissioner’s Office weighing heavily as well.

    “Kontrolado ko lang ang stats,” said David, who won the BPC award in the Philippine Cup. “Ipapaubaya ko na lang yung iba sa mga players at media.

    “Kung talagang alam nila na deserving ako, mananalo ako.”

    If he doesn’t end up with the league’s highest individual honor, David believes his closest rival, Ginebra’s Mark Caguioa, is the most deserving to bring home the bacon.

    Caguioa ranks second behind David with 29.33 SPS.

    “Kasi for a long time, na-achieve na niya lahat eh. MVP na lang yung kulang,” he said of his top rival.

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    Gary David is on top of the statistical points standings, but votes from fellow players, media and the Commissioner's office are equally important. Jerome Ascano
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