‘I’m all for it’: Chris Ross ready for whatever Magnolia throws at him

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Ross welcomes the psywar between San Miguel and Magnolia with open arms as the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals heats up.“It’s fun,” he said after the Beermen’s 92-77 Game 2 victory over the Hotshots on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Wong posts 63 excellent sets for Ateneo, but she’s not counting Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ross finished with five points, 10 assists, four rebounds, and two steals in the victory as the Beermen leveled the best-of-seven series to one game apiece.“It’s huge for us,” he admits as both teams head to the Holy Week break back to square one. “You never wanna go on a long break coming off a loss. If you go to a long break, there’s a lot of thinking and a lot of overthinking. We’re such a prideful team and to lose a game up 20, in the Finals is never a good feeling. Us veterans took it upon ourselves to ride the ship a little bit and come in Game 2 and try to get the win. It’s a good thing that we were able to withstand their run in the fourth quarter and make the slight adjustments we needed to come out on top.”Magnolia did stand up to Ross as Rodney Brondial gave him a hard shove to the back with 1:02 left and the game already beyond doubt, 90-74.The Fil-Am defender, though, said that he’s ready for more of that in the coming games.“I’m good. I’m a football player. They got me harder than that. I just got hit, I wasn’t looking, and I got to protect myself better,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT With San Miguel holding an 82-68 lead in the final five minutes, Ross stole the ball from Robbie Herndon before ball-faking to the Magnolia bench. This led assistant coach Johnny Abarrientos to stand up and call out the reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year.Ross, however, said that what he did was nothing personal and he respects everyone on the opposing bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I don’t do anything to disrespect anyone. If they feel like they have to dirty up the game, to try to get into my head or whatnot, I’m all for it. But I’m gonna play basketball how I know how to play basketball. And respect the people that I have to respect,” he said.“It’s just a game. It’s not that serious. Basketball is just a game in the big scheme of life. If the opposing team wants to hate me, they can hate me all they want. As long as the guys in my locker room and their families like me as a teammate and as a person, I’m fine with that.” View commentslast_img

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Ross welcomes the psywar between San Miguel and Magnolia with open arms as the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals heats up.“It’s fun,” he said after the Beermen’s 92-77 Game 2 victory over the Hotshots on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Wong posts 63 excellent sets for Ateneo, but she’s not counting Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ross finished with five points, 10 assists, four rebounds, and two steals in the victory as the Beermen leveled the best-of-seven series to one game apiece.“It’s huge for us,” he admits as both teams head to the Holy Week break back to square one. “You never wanna go on a long break coming off a loss. If you go to a long break, there’s a lot of thinking and a lot of overthinking. We’re such a prideful team and to lose a game up 20, in the Finals is never a good feeling. Us veterans took it upon ourselves to ride the ship a little bit and come in Game 2 and try to get the win. It’s a good thing that we were able to withstand their run in the fourth quarter and make the slight adjustments we needed to come out on top.”Magnolia did stand up to Ross as Rodney Brondial gave him a hard shove to the back with 1:02 left and the game already beyond doubt, 90-74.The Fil-Am defender, though, said that he’s ready for more of that in the coming games.“I’m good. I’m a football player. They got me harder than that. I just got hit, I wasn’t looking, and I got to protect myself better,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT With San Miguel holding an 82-68 lead in the final five minutes, Ross stole the ball from Robbie Herndon before ball-faking to the Magnolia bench. This led assistant coach Johnny Abarrientos to stand up and call out the reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year.Ross, however, said that what he did was nothing personal and he respects everyone on the opposing bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I don’t do anything to disrespect anyone. If they feel like they have to dirty up the game, to try to get into my head or whatnot, I’m all for it. But I’m gonna play basketball how I know how to play basketball. And respect the people that I have to respect,” he said.“It’s just a game. It’s not that serious. Basketball is just a game in the big scheme of life. If the opposing team wants to hate me, they can hate me all they want. As long as the guys in my locker room and their families like me as a teammate and as a person, I’m fine with that.” View commentslast_img

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