AN incentive from University of the Philippines team manager Dan Palami await members of the Fighting Maroons after finally putting an end to their 27-game losing skid.
Mikee Reyes and JR Gallarza mentioned during the postgame press conference that they will be "receiving something" from Palami following the their 77-64 victory over Adamson on Saturday that ended a winless spell spanning close to two years in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament.
“Meron,” said Reyes, who scored a career-high 28 points in the win. “Pero kay Boss Dan Palami 'yun.”
“We'll see at the bonfire,” Gallarza added.
When asked to elaborate on what Reyes and Gallarza said, Palami noted: “Hindi nila binanggit kung magkano? Let’s keep it that way.”
The Azkals team manager can’t put into words how glad he was with his first win as team manager of the Maroons.
“The Azkals kasi more on para sa bayan. Eto para sa alma mater. If it’s for your alma mater, ganoon pala kapag panalo,” said Palami.
More than ending the losing skid, Palami said he was happier seeing the UP community supporting the team in the game against the Falcons.
“The bigger win for me is to look at the crowd and see a lot of supporters coming in for UP alumni and students. It’s been a long time to see na nagkakaisa ‘yung UP community for a couple of games,” said Palami.