COMMOTIONS involving Eric Camson seem to result in something positive for Columbian Dyip.
After getting involved in a fight with Raymond Almazan in the team’s only win in the PBA Philippine Cup, Camson again saw himself in the middle of a scuffle on Sunday, this time against Allein Maliksi in the Dyip’s 126-98 win over Blackwater in the Commissioner’s Cup.
After Maliksi bumped Dyip guard Ronald Tubid to create space for his jumpshot early in the fourth quarter, Camson boxed Maliksi out but hit him with his hip, which didn’t sit well with the Blackwater gunner who shoved Camson in retaliation.
A few seconds later, Maliksi provocatively approached Camson, leading to a commotion - and technicals for the two men.
Reminded of his tussle against Almazan, Camson would rather not be known as a sign of an impending victory by his team.
“Ayaw ko maging sign yun, kasi unang-una, yung emotion, salamat ngayon, napigilan ko emotion ko. Pero ayaw ko maging sign yun,” Camson said with a smile.
“Gusto namin manalo in a nice way,” he added.
Camson insisted he had no intention to get the goat of Maliksi.
“Hindi ko alam sa kanya, kasi wala naman kaming ano before eh,” Camson said. “So siguro natamaan ko siya... Pero bumagsak siya sa akin. Di ko intention kasi ‘di ko naman in-extend yung kamay ko. Yung landing spot niya andun ako kasi bumagsak si kuya Ronald.”
“Siyempre hinit niya ako, nag flop ako, and bumagsak ako. Tapos wala naman na sa akin tapos bumalik siya sa akin. Syempre nag ano ako, nag-react ako,” he added.
But Camson said he’s willing to make amends with Maliksi.
“Oo naman. Wala naman sa aking ano,” the Columbian stretch big man said. “Siguro ngayon, kahit kami magkita ngayon, so wala namang ano. Siya lang talaga bumalik sa akin.”
Maliksi had already left the venue when reporters tried to reach him.