Despite disposing of TNT KaTropa in 4 games in the semifinal round of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, it looks as if Brgy. Ginebra team governor Alfrancis Chua still hasn’t moved on from his altercation with TNT’s rookie coach Nash Racela.
The two figured in a verbal tussle during the halftime break of Game 3 as both teams were on their way to their respective locker rooms.
Chua and Racela were both spared from fines by league commissioner Chito Narvasa who was present during the incident and even acted as peacemaker.
Chua took to Twitter to vent his apparent anger over Racela.
The controversial SMC Sports Director started things off by tweeting “Reklamo pa more”. Something which Racela has been known for eversince he assumed the top coaching post of TNT.
reklamo pa more
He then followed it up with “Sariling import mo hindi mo ma control kasi puros angal halatang hindi ni rerespeto ng import! Tsk! Tsk!”. In obvious reference to TNT import Glen Rice Jr. who was ejected in Game 4 after incurring an FFP1 for pushing Brgy. Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer and then a technical foul from throwing the ball in the direction of Ferrer. The incident proved to be the turning point not only for the game but for the entire series as well as the defending champions took advantage of the absence of the mercurial TNT import to win the game 115-105 and the series 3-1. Brgy. Ginebra thus arranged a finals rematch with Meralco.
Chua then took a swipe at Racela’s penchant for issuing sarcastic statements during post-game interviews with the PBA Press Corps.
“Pag panalo tahimik pag natalo ang angal mga sinasabi sarcastic pa papansin lang ganyan talaga pag masama ugali walang napupuntahan! Big 👃”
He even suggested that Racela should be awarded as the ‘best reklamador of the year’.
Not yet contented, Chua posted 2 photos of deceased Filipino comedian Palito, again in obvious reference to Racela and his skinny physique. The first one wasn’t captioned while the second one has “Congrats Ginebra!”
Incidentally, Chua is president of the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP), a group of Filipino basketball coaches which counts Racela as one of its members.