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    Troubling signs for San Miguel as import Tyler Wilkerson throws dugout tantrum

    Apr 26, 2016
    RoS guard Paul Lee falls on top of Arwind Santos of San Miguel during a wild loose ball scramble late in Game Two that also involved Chris Ross. Santos was called for a foul in the play. Jaime Campos

    TROUBLE is brewing at the San Miguel Beer camp after Tyler Wilkerson abruptly walked out of the team dugout after the 98-96 loss to Rain or Shine in Game Two of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series on Tuesday night.

    The SMB import had been in a foul mood during the game as the Beermen fell behind by double digits and the situation reached boiling point when he was seen leaving the locker room immediately after the defeat.

    Wilkerson heeded a call by assistant coach Dayong Mendoza for him to come back to the locker room, but he didn’t last long inside.

    Before leaving, the Best Import race frontrunner was even heard shouting, “take me back to America.”

    [See Rain or Shine escapes as late Lassiter trey comes a split second too late]

    The walkout appeared to trigger a domino effect that saw scribes’ favorite SMB interview targets, especially June Mar Fajardo, decline an interview as per the instruction from coach Leo Austria.

    Among the Beermen, only Alex Cabagnot granted an interview after the game.

    Scribes waited a while for Austria to emerge from the dugout, but he, too, also declined to grant interviews, albeit politely.

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    RoS guard Paul Lee falls on top of Arwind Santos of San Miguel during a wild loose ball scramble late in Game Two that also involved Chris Ross. Santos was called for a foul in the play. Jaime Campos
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