Why Must We Appreciate Terrence Romeo's Talents?
Terrence Romeo of the Philippine team remains unrepentant with his team's involvement over last night's melee. The 2015 PBA season Most Improved Player finished the game with 17 points, but his timing was obviously off as he couldn't prevent the Batang Pier from dropping their 3rd straight game. That FIBA game exposed the worst among Filipino sports fans, players and officials, ironically in a hosting stint wherein Filipinos are supposed to showcase their best.
When you see a congregation of players at the end of the court and you are saying, ”is one of our guys actually under there?'' he said. The Boomers broke down the zone defence of the Philippines with some clever passing that gave them far better looks at the basket compared San Miguel to a clunky offensive effort against Japan.
Basketball Australia could appeal some of the sanctions handed down by FIBA following the brawl between Australia and the Philippines in Bulacan on July 2. Terrence Romeo is still on the trading block as rumor has it. And wherever Romeo will land come the 43rd season of the PBA, he will continue to dazzle around.
Moore said he was proud of how Boomers bench followed the rules and stayed on the sideline when the brawl erupted. According to earlier reports, the skirmish may have stemmed from a fan asking for the PBA player's autograph. The Australian Basketballers' Association said on Thursday night it would accept the suspensions but the players would be seeking clarification of some sanctions to Philippines coaches and officials.
Terrence Romeo, Jayson Castro William, and Andray Blatche each received a three-game suspension; Roger Pogoy, Carl Cruz, and Jio Jalalon each received a five-game suspension; while Calvin Abueva received a six-game suspension, with his sanction more severe due to prior unsportsmanlike behaviour in FIBA competition.