Manila, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s LA Tenorio and Mark Caguioa denied rumors of falling-out between them, adding that some people are just malicious particularly when the Kings are on a losing skid.
“I don’t know where that was coming from,” said Caguioa after Ginebra’s 101-92 victory over the Alaska Aces that snapped a three-game skid in the Philippine Cup last Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
“If you’re losing, you don’t mind (each other). Talagang may ganung mangyayari, there is no team in the PBA, sa NBA na pag nata-talo, there is always has something, kung nag-aaway.”
“I’m telling you this right now, there’s nothing between me and LA. I don’t know where is that coming from. But me being me, I’ll let you know if there is a problem,” added Caguioa.
Tenorio thinks that some fans thought there is a rift between him and Caguioa following a word war during a practice session, although it was months ago when Ginebra was still training at the Green Meadows gym in Pasig City.
Prior to the season, the Kings have been practicing at the CCF gym in Ortigas.
“Maybe na-misinterpret lang ng ibang fans. Nakita kasi kami na nagka-sigawan ni Mark,” said Tenorio.
“We already have an understanding, kami nila Mark, si Jayjay (Helterbrand) and even Billy (Mamaril), na ipapakita namin sa mga batang teammates pwede kaming mag-sigawan pero wala yun, just to show it to the young players. Kasi yung iba pag nasigawan sumasama pa loob e,” added Tenorio.
The point guard of Gilas Pilipinas snapped out of a scoring slump as he fired 22 points – Tenorio’s highest scoring output this conference after averaging just nearly seven points in the first nine games.
“Finally I had a chance to take over the game,” said Tenorio.