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Ross on helping Jones get up: I’m still a nice dude

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Unlike his San Miguel teammate Arwind Santos who took “mind games” a notch higher by going on a racist taunt, Chris Ross showed he still has class and the demeanor of sportsman by helping TNT import Terrence Jones get up on his feet early in the Game 5 of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals series.

Ross’ class act came as a surprise after he sustained two busted lips from Jones and being headbutted by the prolific KaTropa import during their heated and physical Best-of-7 Finals series.

The fiery Beermen guard said it was just common courtesy.

“I’m still a nice guy. I’m still a nice dude,” said Ross said after the Beermen escaped TNT in Game 5 for a commanding 3-2 series lead.

“I pushed him on the floor, I picked him up. It’s common courtesy – human being courtesy. I’m a nice person. I’m not a terrible person like people think I am.”

“I’m a really nice guy. If I push you on the floor and you fall down, I’m going to help you up.”

Knowing the history between the two, fans at the Araneta Coliseum took notice of the act and applauded as Jones patted Ross on the back.

“I don’t care what they like, man. As long as it attracts fans to the PBA and gives them something to watch and gives people something to talk about, I’m up for it,” Ross said.