SEAN Anthony is not losing sleep over missing out on another PBA All-Star appearance, saying he even needs the break to recuperate from a minor ankle injury.
Probably the best player who’s not participating in the annual showcase this time on Sunday, the NLEX forward admitted he would’ve been honored to take part in this year’s edition, but he doesn’t mind missing out anew.
“Of course, I would love to be in the All-Star game. It would be a great time,” Anthony told Spin.ph after the Road Warriors’ loss to TNT Katropa in the Governors’ Cup on Wednesday night.
“But looking at the bigger picture, I’m playing hurt and I need a rehab, so I actually really look forward to this all-star break,” the 30-year-old Filipino-Canadian standout was quick to add.
The six-year veteran has never made it to the All-Star game, although he was named co-MVP with Rob Labagala in the 2011 Blitz Game side event.
But playing in the All-Star game this year could only worsen his ankle sprain he suffered before the start of the conference.
Anthony’s numbers are evidence. After averaging 18.3 points, 10.4 boards, 3 assists, and 1.2 steals in 35.4 minutes in the first two conferences, the NLEX workhorse has been held to just 11.7 points, 6.3 boards, and 2.3 assists, without a steal in 27.7 minutes in his first three games in the season-ending tournament.
“I’ll use this week and a half to try to get back to hundred percent and make a push for playoffs,” Anthony said as his team reeled to a third straight loss after starting the conference with a win.