No one wants to pack bags yet
LA Tenorio
PBA media bureau

No one wants to pack bags yet

John Bryan Ulanday (The Philippine Star) - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am

SMART CLARK GIGA CITY , Philippines — Going home today is not an option for the remaining combatants who all desire to stay on for the Last Dance.

“It’s win or go home. I’m used to being here. Medyo komportable na ako so sana makapag-stay pa dito for the next two weeks. We’re planning to stay here until Dec. 13,” said Ginebra’s LA Tenorio, who entered the bubble after a recovery from a laparoscopic surgery.

The tough bubble grind has taken its toll on a number of players including TNT Tropang Giga’s Jayson Castro, Meralco’s Raymond Almazan and Phoenix Super LPG’s Matthew Wright who are nursing different injuries.

But they’re all for it – if fighting through aches and pains would mean extending their stay in the bubble.

“Kailangan namin ibigay kung ano pa ang kaya namin ibigay. Either 100 percent o hindi. Basta nasa loob, ibibigay namin yung best,” said Castro.

“Sabi nga nila no pain, no gain,” said Almazan.

After tonight’s games, only two will remain in the bubble – win and stay for two teams; lose and pack their bags for the other two.

* * *

The bubble is intact, with no sign of bursting, after another set of negative COVID-19 results for the remaining members of the PBA delegation here.

Mandated by the league, Clark Development Corp. and Department of Health, it’s the fifth cycle of mandatory testing that has served as key cog in keeping the bubble COVID-free.

The air in the bubble remains clean entering its last two weeks.

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