PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss When the Beermen nailed their fifth straight Philippine Cup crown after a nervy 72-71 Game 7 victory over gutsy Magnolia, Romeo got to relive celebrations from his younger days.“I’ve only experienced becoming a champion in barangay tournaments. Since high school, college, and even in the D-League days, I haven’t been one,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRomeo, 27, had heard criticisms of how his game was the antithesis of winning systems in today’s basketball landscape.“It got to me,” he said. “For three years, I’ve been the scoring champion. I kept on giving my best every conference. But semifinals is the farthest I’ve gone.” View comments Once he was shipped to the powerhouse Beermen though, the question was no longer whether he would become a PBA champ. The question was when.And Romeo accelerated the process of being a champion by accepting a vastly diminished role with the Beermen.“I was used to playing heavy minutes. I was used to plays being drawn up for me, that there’s a screen out there for my pick-and-roll. Here, it’s totally different thing,” Romeo said.Satisfyingly different.Romeo feels he’s done proving himself and, more importantly, done with letting his detractors get the best of him.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue With eyes on World Cup qualifier, Azkals fly to China for friendlies LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “Now that I’m a PBA champion, I just aspire to become much more mature,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith his old-school style of isolation-heavy plays, Terrence Romeo didn’t look like he’d ever be a PBA champion.That was until a career that swung wildly between highlight reels and controversial headlines took a major detour and wound up with the San Miguel Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport
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