Nothing like first time as Romeo, Standhardinger, Nabong savor Beermen’s newest PBA title

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—There’s nothing like the first time and winning a maiden championship isn’t any different.Just ask San Miguel Beer’s trio of Terrence Romeo, Christian Standhardinger and Kelly Nabong, who celebrated their first PBA title on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “Sobrang saya. Hindi ko ma-express yung feeling. Pero siguro sa lahat ng bagay, yung first talaga pinakamasarap eh. Kahit saan, kahit pagkabata mo yung una talaga yung pinakamasarap,” said Romeo after the Beermen escaped the Magnolia Hotshots, 72-71, in Game 7 of the 2019 Philippine Cup Finals at Araneta Coliseum.“First championship ko simula nung naging basketball player ako. Sa barangay lang ako nagchampion. Simula high school, college, PBA D-League days. Ito yung unang championship ko at PBA ko nakuha. Sobrang saya.”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, logisticsThe 27-year-old Romeo played in his first finals series ever in his just first conference as a member of San Miguel after disappointing stints with GlobalPort and TNT that ended in nasty splits.Standhardinger, the Fil-German big man, and Nabong, who has embraced the role of enforcer, were just as overwhelmed by the moment especially with Game 7 coming down to the last second before determining the winner. 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 GALLERY: 5-peat! San Miguel bags another PBA Philippine Cup crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “It feels amazing. I’m very happy we made it. June Mar did a great job, the starting five did a great job and I hope we keep this up next conference,” said Standhardinger, referring to June Mar Fajardo, who scored 17 points and set the PBA local record with 31 rebounds. “I feel bad about Magnolia, they had a great fight and they did a great job.”“I still can’t believe it. Man, it’s a hell of a feeling. I can’t wait to feel it again,” said Nabong.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toolast_img

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