RR Pogoy apologized to Chris McCullough and to the fans for sticking his tongue out after completing a steal against the SMB import in Game One of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals on Sunday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Pogoy got the amusement of fans online after he was caught on TV sticking his tongue out after committing a steal in the second quarter of TNT’s 109-96 win over San Miguel in Game One.
When asked about the incident, Pogoy profusely apologized to McCullough as well as to the fans who might have been offended for his action, admitting he got caught up in the moment of getting a steal against the San Miguel import.
“Sorry kasi nadala lang ako sa emosyon. Sorry, nadala ako sa emosyon,” said Pogoy.
ESPN5 captured the moment and posted it on Twitter.
Pogoy’s reaction may have been understandable since he admitted it is a tough task of guarding a player in the caliber of McCullough, who finished the game with 33 points and 15 rebounds for San Miguel.
“Sobrang hirap depensahan dahil 6-9 siya, ako 6-2 lang ako. Pero tulungan naman kami. Alam namin na si Terrence (Jones), nandoon sa baba,” said Pogoy.
Pogoy was one of the key players in TNT’s Game One victory after finishing with 13 points and seven rebounds in the match that saw the KaTropa lead by as many as 23 points.
But Pogoy played down the lopsided win, saying a lot of things are still needed to improve on.
“Siguro maganda lang ‘yung linaro namin. Ready kami ngayong Game One. Pero malayo pa. Best of seven naman ‘to. Wala pa,” said Pogoy.
Pogoy said he was surprised with winning by a wide margin, but he expects San Miguel to come back moving forward in the series.
“Medyo nagulat din pero basta kami ang iniisip namin, kung ano ang gagawin. Ready naman kami every game simula pa lang this conference. One game at a time lang,” said Pogoy.