LIKE how he stuns the crowd when he knocks down an opponent in the ring, Manny Pacquiao did the same on the court on Sunday when he knocked down a three-pointer for Mahindra just before halftime of their PBA Governors’ Cup game against Blackwater.
The eight-division boxing champion and Enforcer playing-coach caught a pass from Jason Ballesteros on the right wing then launched a long one over the outstretched arms of Kyle Pascual that found its target and sent the Smart-Araneta Coliseum rocking.
Pacquiao thus surpassed not just his career-high, but career total of three points after also scoring on a free throw in a previous possession in his almost four minutes on the court.
He entered the game again with a Mahindra win a foregone conclusion and played the final two minutes, throwing up an airball from three-point land and hauling down one rebound.
The Enforcer won, 97-88.