Teng was among first to support Ravena over doping ban. Now Kiefer returns the favor
NLEX's Kiefer Ravena says he hopes to see Jeron Teng recover quickly and sustain his fine play with Alaska this conference. Jerome Ascano

KIEFER Ravena has joined the chorus of players expressing well wishes for long-time basketball rival Jeron Teng after the Alaska guard and two other former La Salle players were stabbed in a parking lot fight early on Sunday.

“Hopefully, he recovers fast kasi maganda ang nilaro niya sa huling game nila and knowing him, kaya niya magtuloy-tuloy,” he said, expressing support for his fellow rookie.

Though the two have been on opposing sides since their amateurs days, the two have developed mutual respect before teaming up in a Fiba 3x3 event.

When Ravena tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and was handed an 18-month ban by Fiba last week, Teng was one of the firsts to publicly back his fellow rookie.

“It could have been any of us. Stay strong @kieferravena ! #KiefTheFaith,” the Alaska winger tweeted.

Teng, former La Salle players Norbert Torres and Thomas Torres were hospitalized on Sunday after suffering stab wounds in a brawl in a Bonifacio Global City parking lot.

“Unfortunate na nangyari yun. I’m sure they were just trying to have fun and enjoy, tapos na-ganoon pa sila,” said the NLEX guard said. “Ang important thing siguro ngayon is magpasalamat tayong lahat na buhay silang tatlo.”

 

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