CYRUS Baguio is furious.
Before he could even lace up to begin his supposed last conference in the league, the PBA had to cancel its games indefinitely due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s been a month and a week since league officials put the Philippine Cup on hold, but everything remains the same for the 39-year-old veteran dunker — it’s go big or go home.
And as he said to SPIN Life, the race is not over until it’s the big W for NLEX Road Warriors.
“I still want to get that All-Filipino title, that’s my only option right now,” ‘Skyrus' said. “Na-move lang naman dahil sa lockdown, but I still want to end my career on a high note.”
Baguio was supposed to have his curtain call at the end of the conference, as he’s ready to retire from his 17 years of service in the PBA.
And even before the season kicked off, he was eager to make it a memorable farewell for both himself and teammate Asi Taulava.
The 11-time PBA All-Star competitor was also happy to be back under the tutelage of his first coach in the professional league, Yeng Guiao, who picked him from the 2003 draft for Red Bull.
But he's saving that fervor for later, he says. Right now, there is a bigger battle to face.
“Honestly, I don’t have any plans for now, but I still want that title, [but] we all know what’s happening to the world right now, most countries are in a lockdown, all sports events have been cancelled due to this pandemic, [we should] keep safe with our families,” he said.