MARCIO Lassiter can drink as quickly as he can release his shot.
The San Miguel Beer sniper proved he can somehow hold his liquor as he teamed up with an SMB fan in winning a beer drinking game that was one of the highlights of SMB’s victory party on Wednesday night at the San Miguel Corp. compound.
Lassiter won the game that sought to determine who the fastest drinker was among the four two-player teams, including that of Alex Cabagnot, Keith Agovida, and Arnold Van Opstal, as the Beermen celebrated their conquest of the Commissioner’s Cup.
Agovida actually consumed his drink first among his four SMB teammates, but it was Lassiter’s team that finished first as a unit – thanks to his partner, KR.
“All that matters was we won,” Lassiter said.
KR had a message for Lassiter, who saved his best for last in Game Six of the title series against TNT, draining five treys on the way to 24 points after struggling from long distance early in the series.
“Congrats and keep winning championships,” the SMB fan said.
SMB coach Leo Austria, who won his fifth championship in eight conferences, celebrated with the fans.
“Traditional na ‘to every time na may magcha-champion sa amin,” Austria said.
Team owner Ramon S. Ang, though, couldn’t grace the event due to a previous commitment.
“I think he’s out of the country,” Austria said.