Beermen’s Mythical Five domination testament of hardwork, sacrifice


first_imgMOST READ And San Miguel coach Leo Austria believes that the historic distinction is a testament of his players’ unwavering dedication.READ: Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beermen make it to Mythical 5FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt’s only the first time in the league history that four players from the same team made it to the Mythical Five.“I think it’s a product of their hardwork. Since the all-Filipino conference, I rarely changed my starting five except if there is an import, and even if we had an import, you can see how great our local players are because they’re still contributing to the team,” he said. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson NBA: Coach Luke Walton admits players ‘come after’ Lonzo Ball due to hype Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Austria has always leaned on his starters and in return, they never let him down, showing poise through out the season, as San Miguel racked up win after win and championship after championship.“I’m proud and I’m happy for them because they understand what we need from them, and they’re proving that what we’re doing is what’s good for the team and it brought us two championships,” the affable mentor said.But Austria knows that the work wasn’t done by the starters alone, giving credit to his bench as an integral part of the Beermen’s success.“Our bench players sacrificed a lot,” he said. “They don’t get much playing time, but when we put them in the game, you could see that they’re stepping up. And even if they’re on the bench, they keep on cheering our first five and I think that’s a big reason why we’re winning.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:02NAZARENO 2020: ‘Small’ sacrifices, big blessings02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel may have failed to become the sixth team to achieve the Grand Slam, but the Beermen still gained a piece of history with four players being named in the Mythical First Team.Newly-minted Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, Commissioner’s Cup BPC Chris Ross, clutch playmaker Alex Cabagnot, and former MVP Arwind Santos all earned their spot in the season’s best five, typifying the Beermen’s dominance this year.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Hardaway: ‘Healthy’ Warriors will win NBA title again


first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Hardaway said defending champion Golden State could potentially lock up a third straight title, a fourth one in five years, but under one condition.“If they stay healthy they’re going to win again,” said Hardaway during his media availability for the NBA 3X Philippines Saturday at Mall of Asia Music Hall. “There’s nobody that can guard Kevin Durant, and if they stay healthy they’re going to win again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Durant, infamously, joined the Warriors from Oklahoma City during the 2016 offseason and paid instant dividends putting up 25.1 points per game during the 67-15 regular season and upped it to 28.5 points per game in the playoffs en route to the championship and a Finals MVP.Although the Warriors slowed down in the 2017-2018 season finishing with a 58-24 record, they still went to the playoffs and swept the Cleveland Cavaliers for their second straight championship. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Davis optimistic despite debut loss with TNT The NBA season is still far from tipping off but one former All-Star already sees an end result.ADVERTISEMENT And the Warriors just improved their roster in a massive way when they signed free agent DeMarcus Cousins for $5.3 million.Hardaway, who played for Golden State from 1989 to 1996, he’s just happy that the Bay Area is experiencing a vibrant basketball atmosphere after going through a dirge in the early 2000s and 2010s.“I’m just happy for the city, very happy for the city, very happy for the fans because they waited a long time for this and it’s great to see the fans enjoying themselves,” said Hardaway, who was the 14th overall pick by the Warriors in 1989.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more