IT was uncharacteristic of a player of LA Tenorio's caliber to play the way he did last Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum in Barangay Ginebra's crucial semifinal match against SanMig Coffee.
Two bungled plays for a known winner since his elementary days at Don Bosco-Makati up to the time he hit a critical three-pointer that practically won the 2012 Jones Cup for the Philippines is certainly not the Tenorio I know of.
Down to the time the Ginebra spitfire went for a 'contested' layup in the final seven seconds knowing fully well that his team was down by three and needed a three-pointer at the very least, Tenorio was fully aware of the situation.
Point guards of Tenorio's caliber need not be told what to do.
So what went wrong?
Binenta ba ni LA ang laro as some of the Ginebra diehards feel?
Or was the 2012 Jones Cup MVP trying to send a message to his battery of head coaches at the democratic Barangay Ginebra bench where everyone seem to be coaching no one?
LA's meltdown in Game Five just might just be a manifestation of how frustrating it is to play under the 'chaotic' scheme of things on the bench of the PBA's top draw.