The ongoing PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals wasn't your usual basketball fanfare after a scuffle between Ginebra veteran LA Tenorio and GlobalPort star Terrence Romeo became the lousy highlight of the game.
Tenorio was apparently guarding Romeo with a pesky defense, which prompted the latter throw a cheap shot in frustration.
The two then exchanged heated words, while everybody tried to help in pacifying the situation. Fortunately, it didn’t get worse.
Tenorio, whose team won, said after the incident that he still respects Romeo, although he did admit that he was surprised by his fellow Gilas Pilipinas player's actions.
It's sad how things turned out for two of the league’s homegrown stars, but we're hoping that they'll put this behind them and make this encounter a learning experience, particularly for the younger Romeo.
Looking back, getting physical on the court is what we can call a regular occurrence when it comes to playing ball, especially at the professional level. Below is a short compilation of various scuffles involving PBA stars featuring some shoving and a few swings here and there.
1) Ranidel de Ocampo vs Abdulaziz Alhamidi (Kuwait)
2) Henry Walker vs Beau Belga (feat. Calvin Abueva as collateral damage)
3) Asi Taulava vs David Semerad
4) Marc Pingris vs Kelly Nabong
5) Renaldo Balkman vs Arwind Santos