FORWARD Mark Yee was among those stranded in traffic caused by the 29th anniversary celebration of the Edsa Revolution.
The tough-playing forward of KIA Motors had to endure a six-hour travel time from C5 to Cubao as portions of EDSA were temporarily closed to motorists to give way to the commemoration of the 1986 'People’s Power' Revolution.
As a result, he arrived at the Smart Araneta Coliseum for the Carnival’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup game against Talk `N Text with the game almost at the halfway point of the second period.
“Umalis ako ng bahay around 11 a.m., dumating ako dito halos 4:50 p.m. na,” said Yee, who was never fielded in during KIA Motors’ 106-103 stunner over the Tropang Texters.
Before the game, Yee ranked fourth in scoring for KIA with an 8.0-point average and third in rebounding at 6.3. He is also norming 26 minutes of play per outing.
But the forward out of San Sebastian-Cavite doesn’t mind not seeing action as long as the Carnival won the game.
“Siguro mas napaganda na rin yung hindi ako pinasok, kasi baka nagkalat pa ako,” he said with a big laugh.
He also doesn’t mind if a fine is coming his way for being late. Afterall, Yee just got his won-game bonus (three times) shortly after the Carnival’s upset win of the Tropang Texters.