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    LA Revilla admits tweet against Kia 'a mistake,' but insists he has no regrets

    Nov 17, 2017
    LA Revilla says he's happy to be with new club Phoenix. Jan Ballesteros

    LA Revilla is glad to start afresh at Phoenix, putting behind him the issues that led to an untimely parting of ways with former club Kia.

    The heady guard looked rejuvenated in practice with his new team, weeks after posting a tweet about Kia's decision to give away the top pick overall in the PBA Rookie Draft that didn't sit well with management.

    The tweet prompted Kia management to put him on the trading block and eventually ship him to Phoenix for big man Jason Grimaldo and a future draft pick.

    While acknowledging posting the tweet was a mistake, the 5-foot-7 playmaker has no regrets.

    "I'm not taking away anything from Kia. For me I want to go to the next stage," he said after practice at the Upper Deck Gym. "Again, nothing against Kia. It's just a matter of moving on moving forward."


      For Revilla, he had to do what he had to do.

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      "I just have to move on. Lahat naman nagkakamali. For me, if not now, then when, di ba? I'm happy where I am at right now. No regrets," he said.

      "It's part of growing up. I just have to mature fast. Anything I did in the past in my life naman, there are no regrets. It's just a matter of moving on."

      The spitfire guard looked rejuvenated with the Fuel Masters, where he was reunited with college teammate and now league rookie Jason Perkins.

      Perkins' presence has made the transition smoother for him, Revilla admitted.

      "It lightens up the mood na may kilala ako dito way before (ma-trade). On and off the court it makes the job a lot easier. May workout buddy ako and just someone to talk to after practice," he said.

      The three-year pro said he looks forward to learning from the Phoenix coaching staff led by Louie Alas and Topex Robinson.

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      "I like it here. It's only my third day here but I already feel at home. Guys are very welcoming, nice and professional," the 27-year-old guard from Bacolod.

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