LA Tenorio has already put in the past the incident behind him and Globalport stalwart Terrence Romeo.
And despite what happened, the veteran playmaker of Barangay Ginebra still has high regard for the PBA’s two-time scoring champion.
“Andun pa rin yung respeto ko sa kanya as a player,” Tenorio confided to SPIN.ph when asked about the episode between them that took place during the June 6 quarterfinal game between the Kings and the Batang Pier.
“No doubt naman, magaling na player si Terrence.”
Tenorio and Romeo, who played together as part of the Gilas training pool under former coach Tab Baldwin, got into an endgame altercation during their playoffs encounter while both battled for a rebound.
Tenorio obviously got the ire of Romeo, who responded by hitting the Ginebra playmaker at the rib area that later led to his ejection.
“Kanina ka pa. Angal ka ng angal,” were the words Romeo kept on shouting towards Tenorio’s direction, while the Globalport gunner was being led out of the court, according to those who were at ringside of the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Romeo was later fined P25,000 for the flagrant foul penalty 2 he committed during the game won by Ginebra, 96-85, and formally ousted the Batang Pier in the quarterfinals.
Two weeks since the incident, Tenorio said he hasn’t heard from the former UAAP MVP out of Far Eastern University. Nor was there any feelers being sent to him by Romeo’s camp about finally burying the hatchet with the player he once considered as ‘kuya.’
Tenorio, who admitted being surprised by Romeo's action during the game, said he has no problem with that, saying he has already moved on and is more focus on the Kings’ semifinals series against TnT Katropa.
“Wala na sa akin yun. As I’ve said, nirerespeto ko pa rin siya as a player,” said the former Ateneo standout.