ADD Ryan Araña to the Rain or Shine players that are getting in the nerves of Ivan Johnson in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.
After Beau Belga and others, it was the Elasto Painters pesky wingman's turn to get involved with the Talk ‘N Text import in a handful of physical plays in Game Three on Sunday night.
That caused Johnson, according to Araña, to challenge him to a fight after the game.
As a result, a commotion between the two players at the hallway ensued after the Painters’ 109-97 win, before cooler heads prevailed.
“Sabi niya kanina, ‘Let’s do it later’ at sabi ko, ‘Why later? Let’s do it now,” Araña recalled of their conversation during the game.
Araña said Johnson approached him at the hallway to prove true to his word, before other Rain or Shine players prevented the situation from turning for the woese.
“‘Di ko naman siya aatrasan eh,” the 6-foot-1 Tondo-born cager said.
Johson again declined an interview with reporters.