Reavis eyes one more assist from Victolero

first_imgRafi Reavis gets an assist from Chito Victolero, his teammate 18 years ago in another league, to break a basketball “deadlock.” —DENISON REY A. DALUPANGIt’s been so long since Rafi Revis last received an assist from Chito Victolero on the basketball court—it was sometime around the last time they won a title together.“Our first [title] was 18 years ago—as teammates,” the Filipino-American big man recalled. “Now with him being my coach, and now winning [another] one under him, it’s just awesome. Words can’t describe it.”ADVERTISEMENT Reavis and Victolero go way back. They were teammates at the San Juan Knights in the now-defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association. After winning a title together with the Knights, they joined the PBA in the same 2002 draft class.Their time together has forged a bond that has helped Victolero’s stint as head coach of the Hotshots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I always talk to (Rafi) and check with them for suggestions and all,” said Victolero.And with Magnolia’s recent victory, Victolero dished off another assist to Reavis to help break a basketball deadlock. The 16-year PBA veteran now has the most crowns for an active player at 11, snapping a tie with San Miguel Beer’s Yancy de Ocampo. The milestone is a testament to Reavis’ longevity as it is the shared expertise between player and coach.“Some people have an expiration date that’s a little earlier than others. Like myself, my expiration date is probably a little bit longer,” he said. “My shelf life is a little longer. Some guys know when it’s time to give it up. But guys like myself, I’m just gonna try to play as long as I can because I’m still enjoying it.”And Reavis doesn’t mind enduring the sacrifice it takes.“Discipline and hard work, you know. I try to keep myself in shape, eat right, just try to stay relevant, work as hard as I can all the time,” he said. “And I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.”“I don’t think I’m a handicap to the team. As long as I feel like I’m being a gem or doing something positive for a team, then I’ll stick around,” added Reavis, who averaged 4.27 points and 3.82 rebounds in the season-ending conference.ADVERTISEMENT “I feel like I’m in my late 20s or something like that. I feel great. I see myself sticking around at least four years.”And Reavis hopes for another assist from Victolero as he chases another goal.“Asi (Taulava)—he’s another guy that I’ve been chasing. I’d like to play at least a year longer than him… I’ll keep working on myself and stay in shape so I can achieve that goal.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Students’ tennis tourney revived Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

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