BLACKWATER's Ray Parks looks forward to playing against Barangay Ginebra in front of its fans in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
After his first PBA game on Sunday, Parks will immediately get a chance to play against the country’s most popular team when the Elite battle Ginebra in the Kings’ first outing on Friday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Justin Brownlee is back as the Kings begin their Commissioner’s Cup title defense.
The 26-year-old Parks is thrilled to play not just in front of its legions of fans, but also the challenge it will post not just to the team but also to himself.
“I love playing Ginebra,” said Parks. “Ginebra is a well-coached team. They have a lot of great players, height, diversity, well-coached. It’s going to be a great challenge.”
Parks had 20 points, eight rebounds and three steals in Blackwater’s 94-91 overtime victory against Meralco.
Parks said it is always a great experience to play in front of a big crowd, whether it is for him or against him.
“The fans, to be honest, I know I’ll be on the other side but I love the fans. Regardless if they hate me or they love me, I love the fans because they are passionate about the game,” said Parks.
Parks said Blackwater will definitely work very hard in its preparations against Barangay Ginebra as they eye for a second straight win on Friday.
“For sure, it’s going to be a good game. All we have to do right now is go back to the drawing board and the coaches will do their best to prepare us. For us, we just have to succumb to just buying into the system. We are excited,” said Parks.