Hold the balloons!
The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters managed to escape the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters to win Game 6 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals, 101-93, and force a do-or-die Game 7 on Wednesday. Can this series get any tighter?
In six bruising games, we've seen flops, wayward elbows, shoving, benches clearing, two Yeng Guiao sideline falls, and two Paul Lee teeth knocked out. We did tell you it was gonna get physical, right?
After dropping Games 4 and 5, and putting themselves on a 2-3 hole, the Elasto Painters played like a team on a mission to even out the series. Raymond Almazan’s heroic rebounds and Jeff Chan’s willingness to play despite being hurt helped inspire the team, but we all know that the one constant in the team's success over the years has been the nagging and threats leadership of Coach Yeng.
He's an elite-level coach who, as any PBA fan knows, doesn't hold back in letting others know what's in his mind. If your play sucks or you made a mistake, expect him to unleash a verbal assault on your ass. That, of course, serves as added motivation for his players to win Game 7 and the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup championship.
We mean, wouldn't you try your best if you don't want Coach Yeng to...
CALL YOU "MAGULANG"
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The Elasto Painters are known for their tough, matira-matibay defense. However, when even the coach is criticizing the way you play as "gulang" then you’re probably doing it wrong.
SHOUT EXPLETIVES AT YOU
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He shouts at refs and opposing players, and he has no issues directing his anger to his players. You need to man up if you want to be part of a champion team like Rain or Shine.
GIVE YOU A TONGUE-LASHING AFTER A BOTCHED PLAY
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If you didn’t hear him barking out instructions from the sidelines, he will make you hear him. We heard the ref in the video is wearing a hearing aid now.
GIVE YOU THE SILENT TREATMENT
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Coach Yeng doesn’t need words to get his point across. Sometimes, he only needs a clipboard that he doesn’t intend to write on.
HAVE MUCH FUN AT PRACTICE UNTIL YOU WIN
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If you piss off a coach like him, chances are there will be no room for lighthearted fun in practice. He had no time for that with Arwind Santos, and he certainly will not have time to play around and be BFFs with you, too.
PLAY "SAWSAW-SUKA" ON YOUR HEAD
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Your head must be in the game, or else he’ll remind you where it’s supposed to be.
CALL YOU "TANGA"
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Nobody wants to be called "tanga." Don’t give your coach a reason to call you as such.
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Coach Yeng did it once to a freakin' import, and we bet he'll do it to you, too, if only to remind you we're not playing piko or strolling in Luneta while inside the court.
In all honesty though, no matter how many times we see Coach Yeng figuring in a physical/verbal altercation, we'll still think his fiery demeanor is just a way to, well, fire up his team. He doesn't hate his players; he just likes winning so much and if it means saying words that will trigger the bleep alarm, then so be it.
This is a man's game. Don't expect handshakes or beso-besos on the court. Rain or Shine has embraced this fact—a big reason why they're among the elite teams today. ROS fans, you all have Coach Yeng to thank for that. Good luck in Game 7!
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