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Terrence Romeo: From ‘bwakaw’ to ‘hindi mo kailangan laging bida’


During his first six years in the pro-league, people accused Terrence Romeo of being a ball-hog – ‘bwakaw’, in streetball term.

He has won three scoring championships, but this does not yield to PBA titles.

In San Miguel, the once-alpha guard in GlobalPort turned into one piece of a puzzle, playing with other equally important puzzle pieces named June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter.

“Kumbaga ‘di mo kailangan laging bida. Ang importante manalo yung team. May mga games na four attempts, two attempts, pero panalo kami,” said Romeo.

“Pero ‘di na mahalaga kung sino may maraming points or best player every game.”

Lassiter went down during the semis series against Rain Or Shine. And that became Romeo’s stepping stone to step up and fill up the void left by the sharp shooter.

Indeed he did, averaging 14.8 points and 4.3 assists per game in the last dance against TNT, en route to win his first-ever PBA Finals MVP award.