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    Travis on supportive pal LeBron: 'He's just another member of the group chat'

    Nov 20, 2018
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano / AP

    A FEW days after Romeo Travis scored 50 points for Magnolia in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals, his pal LeBron James did one better with 51 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ win over the Miami Heat.

    Travis, though, had no illusion that the NBA superstar's scoring explosion had anything to do with hm.

    “I would like to think that I had something to do with it but probably not,” said Travis with a smile during Tuesday’s press conference for the upcoming PBA Governors’ Cup finals. “It’s probably Miami’s bad defense have a lot to do with it."

    Travis said he and James have been talking about their recent individual performance, but made it clear there is no point of comparison.

    “I talked to him afterwards and we joked about it. He is in the NBA. I’m in the PBA. They are not the same. But we are just happy for each other. A little friendly competition is good. Nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, trash talk. He sent me a message, talked a little trash. It is what it is,” said Travis.

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      Travis and James go way back to their high school days at St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, Ohio, and James has been supportive of Travis’ campaign in the PBA that the Los Angeles Lakers superstar has been tweeting about Travis’ performance particularly his 50-point game.

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      Travis said James’ support is no different to the support shared by other friends.

      “It is like how supportive your friends are of you being a reporter,” Travis told reporters. “He is just my friend. You guys know him as LeBron James, superstar. He is just one of my friends. He is just another member of the group chat.

      “He is like, when we are in a group chat, we are all equal. It is what it is. He is just a friend. I don’t know any way of putting it but he just supports you as any other friend that supports you,” said Travis.

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      PHOTO: Jerome Ascano / AP
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