After winning the PBA Philippine Cup title for a league record four straight years, San Miguel Beermen point guard Chris Ross still refuses to celebrate his team’s latest accomplishment.
The 33-year old Fil-Am chose to stay home after bagging the championship and rest his strained right thigh instead of going home to his native San Antonio, Texas for a vacation.
When asked why he bypassed the opportunity, the energetic point guard replied, “I’m going to celebrate after we win the Grand Slam. That’s the plan.”
Ross is well aware of SMB’s chances of bagging the rare triple crown this season with 2017 PBA Rookie Draft top overall pick Christian Standhardinger coming on board starting the Commissioner’s Cup.
The Beermen won the first of two conferences last season before getting denied in the third by no less than sister team Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel who eventually took home the crown.
Shifting gears, Ross dissed the triple crown talk and emphasized the importance of the upcoming conference.
“We can’t talk about a Grand Slam until we win the second conference. Grand Slam is not in the picture. It’s months away, so we’re looking at this conference. We’re looking at getting Christian and (import) Troy Gillenwater involved in our team and our culture.”