ROMEO Travis pulled off a LeBron James for the wrong reasons on Monday, when he missed free throws late in Game Two of the PBA Governors’ Cup.
Travis, one of the closest friends of James, missed two free throws late in Magnolia’s Game Two win over Ginebra on Monday that could outright put the game away. Fortunately, Magnolia collared the offensive rebound and Travis sank that solitary free throw was enough to pull the Hotshots to a 101-97 win over the Kings.
Several hours prior, James also had a similar incident when he missed two free throws in the Los Angeles’ Lakers’ match against the Atlanta Hawks. The Lakers were able to get the offensive rebound and led to James’ follow-up dunk that put his team ahead.
Netizens did notice the similarity of what happened between Travis and James, but Travis shrugged those misses off as he is just happy to, like James, got a second chance of clinching the victory.
“I actually watched the game,” said Travis with a smile. “I might have jinxed myself.”
“He had a second chance. I had a second chance. He made the most out of it and I made the second free throw and made the most out if it. I’m just thankful that we were able to get that opportunity,” said Travis.
Save for those misses in the end game, Travis had a monster game for Magnolia as he had 25 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists in their Game Two victory that put the Hotshots on a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five semifinal series.
This, after the Hotshots led by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter and sustaining that lead until the end despite a rally attempt by the Kings.
“They are just a resilient team,” said Travis, referring to Ginebra. “They have great players. They will always make a run. We just stayed composed and late in the game, we got out of our sets. I believe we was trying to not lose instead of win the game. When you start playing to not lose, you get a little tight and we didn’t run the offense the way we should.”