Sep 10, 2020

Belga welcomes any kind of 'bubble concept' in PBA resumption

WHATEVER kind of bubble there would be once the PBA resumes its season, Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga is all for it.

As pro players, the 33-year-old veteran said it is part of their job to give entertainment to Filipino basketball fans especially with everyone else feeling the pinch of COVID-19 pandemic.

He added the resumption of the Philippine Cup somehow would help people get a feel of normalcy in their everyday lives.

"It's one way for us to give entertainment sa mga Pinoy. Kasi we've been through a lot these past months and kailangan ng konting magpa-pasaya," Belga said in the program Sports Page.

The PBA Board is set to meet on Friday where commissioner Willie Marcial and his staff will present all available options to finally get the league stage at least the stalled Philippine Cup before the year ends.

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To be tackled is whether a prototype bubble similar to the NBA or the current closed-circuit system similar to the concept used by Bundesliga will be adopted by the league.

For Belga, it doesn't matter as long as the PBA gets back on its feet.

It's the reason why the Elasto Painters are all focus in their daily grind out to help them get into shape if ever the league finally restarts by next month.

Never mind if team workouts are limited by batches and last for just an hour each.

"If you get lazy, mapag-iiwanan ka ng ibang team. In a span of an hour-and-a-half, gusto namin may naa-achieve everyday. Kailangan may nakukuha kami sa araw na yun," he said.

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But with fans not likely to be allowed inside the venue once the games begin, Belga admitted he'll badly missed one thing.

"Actually malungkot ako kasi walang Ginebra fans. Wala akong kaaway," Belga jokingly said.(RG)