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    Terrence Romeo insists he takes no pleasure from winning title at TNT's expense

    Aug 16, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    SAN Miguel Beer guard Terrence Romeo reiterated he takes no pleasure from claiming the PBA Commissioner's Cup title at the expense of old team TNT KaTropa.

    "Para sa akin, wala," he said.

    Romeo was sensational in an off-the-bench role in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals, averaging 14.8 points, 4.3 assists, 2.3 rebounds through six games.

    He poured in 10 points to go with seven assists and three rebounds in the title-clinching 102-90 win over TNT in Game Six on the way to winning Finals MVP honors.

    Romeo, however, immediately made it clear that his standout performance was by no means a statement against the team that traded him to San Miguel at the start of the season amid claims of friction within.

    The flamboyant guard said that he really has no axe to grind against the KaTropa.

    "Wala akong hard feelings at sama ng loob sa TNT. Marami din akong kaibigan sa TNT. Same thinking lang kung paano kami magcha-champion," he said.

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    Rather than dwell on the TNT falling-out, Romeo thanked injured teammate Marcio Lassiter who he said was constantly on his ear throughout the series.

    "Lagi kaming magkatabi ni Kuya Marcio sa bench. Lagi kaming naguusap at nagku-kwentuhan na ready lang ako at laruin ko yung game ko," he said.

    "Nagtatanong ako sa kanya lagi kung anong pwedeng gawin sa depensa at paano ako magiging effective. Palitan lang kami ng opinyon," he said.

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      Now he's over the moon after winning a second title in as many conferences with the proud Beermen franchise.

      "Dalawang conference ko sa San Miguel, champion agad," he said. "Para sa akin, blessed lang ako na nangyari na ito. Yung spot na ito, maraming capable na gumawa nun. Buti sinuwerte ako."

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