Historic feat finally sinks in for Chris Ross, but SMB guard hopes to avoid championship hangover
Philippine Cup finals MVP Chris Ross with teammate Arwind Santos during the San Miguel Beer celebration of its latest PBA championship feat Thursday night. Jerome Ascano

IT has been a little over a week since San Miguel Beer frustrated Alaska in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals that ended in dramatic fashion following the Beermen’s historic comeback from a huge 0-3 hole in the best-of-seven series.

But it took Chris Ross that long to realize that he and the rest of the team put themselves in a unique place in the history books by becoming the first team to overcome such huge deficit in a playoff series.

“Today’s actually the first day it sunk in for me,” the Finals MVP insisted on Thursday after their victory party at the SMC compound. “We just have to celebrate with the bosses and the amazing fans.”

Ross said they spent the last week to rest, deservingly, following a grueling series that went the distance after seemingly being over as early as Game Four.

“More or less we just rested,” the Filipino-American playmaker said. “We had five days before going back to practice, so we really enjoyed it for a couple of days.”

But the celebration stops for now as the Beermen are back on the grind, eager to avoid a championship hangover this time after what happened in the last midseason tournament.

“Now, we have to get back into the motion of things, get back to practice so we can have a better outing in the Commissioner’s Cup,” Ross said.

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