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Romeo the missing piece for SMB Grand Slam? He doesn’t think so


San Miguel almost completed a Grand Slam run back in 2017. Two years later, the Beermen once again have the opportunity to do accomplish the Triple Crown with Terrence Romeo being tagged as the X-factor.

He was named Finals MVP of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but Romeo doesn’t want himself to be branded that way given the heavy artillery the Beermen have in their arsenal.

“Hindi natin masasabi na ganun,” said Romeo.

From a ball-hog three-time scoring champion, Romeo mixed in to the tried and tested system of San Miguel and thrived with fellow flamboyant guards Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter and Von Pessumal.

And one guy who’s obviously happy with the shift has been assistant coach Jimmy Alapag, who has played with Romeo before with the national team.

“I’m proud of him,” said the 2011 PBA MVP. “I don’t think anybody’s ever questioned Terrence’s talent. I think he deserves a lot of credit when he come into a championship-caliber team and just trying to find his space to fit in and he’s obviously done that two championships later.”

And a third crown is what San Miguel now fancies as it rests up before going back to war in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup next month.

The last to achieve the Grand Slam was the Tim Cone-mentored San Mig Coffee in 2014.