Sorry, no results found for
    View Today
    Wed, Sep 19

    Pingris feels Hotshots have lost invincibility tag: “Ngayon, kami yung nagsasabi ‘panalunin niyo naman kami'"

    Jul 15, 2016
    Marc Pingris admits Star has somewhat lost its invincibility. Czeasar Dancel

    NEW conference, same old problem for Star.

    Marc Pingris lamented the Hotshots’ defensive lapses especially in the endgame right in their opening game in the PBA Governors’ Cup that resulted in a 100-92 overtime loss to Mahindra on Friday night.

    “Laging sa dulo eh,” the Hosthots workhorse said. “May pagkakataong manalo pero... sana matuto na kami. Madalas na nangyayari sa amin 'to eh. Kailangan mas anuhin namin 'yung depensa. 'Yun yung kailangang pag-aralan eh. Lagi na lang ganito so sana matuto na kami.”

    “Hindi lang kailangang pag-aralan, kundi kailangan ilagay na talaga sa utak eh, tsaka sa puso,” he added. “Every natatalo kami since nung nawala si coach Tim – alam ko namang magaling din yung coach namin si coach Jason, hindi ko alam kung bakit nagkakaganun 'yung team namin ngayon.”

    The Hotshots were poised to pull off the win in regulation after Mark Barroca scored on a floater that put them up, 86-85, with a minute and five seconds to go. However, the veteran squad missed on a boxout assignment on the other end that allowed James White to score on a putback slam that gave Mahindra the lead back as the game eventually went into an extra session.

    Pingris is so frustrated that the Hotshots, two years removed from their Grand Slam season, have lost their invincibility tag perceived by other teams.

    “Sa tingin ko ah, minsan pag kalaban kami ng ibang players, iniisip nila na, ‘ah wala, Star Hotshots lang yan.’ Parang ganun na yung dating sa akin,” Pingris admitted. “Hindi katulad dati, paparating pa lang ako, sasabihin na nila na "oy papalanunin niyo naman kami." Gumaganun yung mga ibang players."

    Continue reading below ↓

    “Ngayon, kami yung nagsasabi ng ganun, ‘panalunin niyo naman kami,’” added the Hotshots star, who had eight points and 10 boards. “Kailangan maibalik lang talaga - yung defense, yung tiwala sa isa't isa. Parang yun yung nagkukulang eh, naglalaro lang kami para sa sarili lang namin e. Pero wala na yung naglalaro na nag-eenjoy kami. Yung tiwala namin sa isa't isa ganun. So yun lang talaga yung kailangang ibalik sa team.”

    Read Next
    We recommend
    MORE FROM SUMMIT MEDIA
    Sponsored Content
    Marc Pingris admits Star has somewhat lost its invincibility. Czeasar Dancel
  • POLL

    • Quiz

      Quiz Result