TERRENCE Romeo and RR Garcia seem to be so inseparable on the court that they can’t get away from each other off it.
After all, the reunited teammates were also together in Bacolod over the weekend to attend Mac Baracael’s wedding ceremony, before returning to TNT practice on Monday.
“Hanggang ngayon, magkasama pa rin kami. Sa Bacolod, magkasama din kami,” Romeo said with a chuckle in a chat with SPIN.ph after practice. “Para sa akin, yun siguro yung nakatadhana.”
But Romeo, who the Texters acquired in a trade with GlobalPort last week, clarified that he’s not sick of being around Garcia. It’s actually the opposite.
“Hindi, hindi,” Romeo insisted. “Syempre si RR yung pinakamasarap kasama, parang walang bigat na kasama, wala lahat, kasi talagang palabiro, makulit.”
Garcia echoed the sentiment.
“Hindi (ako nagsasawa), kasi kahit naman sa ibang team siya dati, nagsasama pa rin kami eh; syempre, lumalabas kami,” he bared. “Ganun pa rin, kasi alam naman namin kung san kami nagsimula eh.”
Romeo and Garcia were teammates at Far Eastern University for four years, then were also together at GlobalPort for one season before separating – and later reuniting.
“Sabi nga nila, sa Twitter nabasa ko na wala nga raw forever, pero ganun talaga…ang tagal naming naging teammates dalawa. Sana dito, mas mahaba pa (magkasama),” Garcia said.
Having been together for so long, Garcia is banking on that familiarity with Romeo to form a potent combination just like old times.
“Alam naman namin ang laro ng isa’t-isa, so tulungan lang kami,” Garcia said. “Sana maging successful kami.”
Garcia is also excited with the one-two punch of Romeo and Jayson Castro that he said will leave defenders without a choice but to pick their poison.
“At least meron kapalitan si Kuya Jayson, lalo sa scoring,” Garcia said. “Lahat kaming guard babantayan nila. Kung kami yung babantayan, syempre yung bigs naman namin yung malilibre, so ayun, mahihirapan siguro. Tingnan natin.”
And what they failed to capture with the Tamaraws, Romeo is hoping to claim together with Garcia at TNT.
“Mas maganda kasi hindi kami nakakuha ng championship sa FEU eh, so sana dito, magkasama kami makakuha ng championship,” Romeo said.