Chris Ross still in high spirits despite falling two steals short of historic quadruple-double
Falling short of a historic quadruple-double failed to dampen Chris Ross' mood after winning four straight Philippine Cup titles. Jerome Ascano

CHRIS Ross was two steals shy of making history as well in San Miguel’s historic feat in the PBA Philippine Cup.

Ross finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and eight steals in San Miguel’s 108-99 double overtime victory in Game Five that sealed the title for the Beermen, their fourth consecutive Philippine Cup crown.

The 33-year-old guard admitted he would have wanted to get the feat as he came so close to becoming the first player to notch a quadruple double in PBA history

”That hurts my heart. It kinda hurts me,” said Ross with a smile, when informed about the near feat. “It’s kinda cool if you’ll be the only one to do something in league history.”

The 6-foot-1 Ross, however, said missing out on a feat didn’t damper the feeling of winning another championship, especially after the Beermen rallied back from a 23-point deficit to win the game.

“But for me, as long as we win championships, that’s I’m all for. I don’t care if I have zero points or whatever, as long as we win championships. That’s I’m all about,” he said.

The 9-year vet hopes to have an opportunity to get a quadruple double again in his PBA career.

“It’s cool to be that close especially in a game like this. Hopefully, I’ll have an opportunity to do it again,” he said.

What impressed him more, however, was the monster game from June Mar Fajardo as the four-time PBA MVP finished with 42 points and 20 rebounds for the Beermen in Game Five.

Ross said Fajardo is really destined to become a legendary status similar to what Ramon Fernandez did in his PBA career.

“How many rebounds did he have?” asked Ross. “42-20 on a close out game... June Mar is on his way. He is so humble and he is on his way. He works hard. He is really a blessing for us.”

Follow the writer on Twitter: @reubensports