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Marc Pingris shows his inner "Bossing" as he takes the mic and interviews his fellow Gilas Pilipinas players, with the special assistance of his "camera man" Gary David.
From a failed grandslam in 2011... to a no-rest off-season for the starters with Smart Gilas... to a gunshot wound to Ali... to a season long INJURY PRONE line-up that caused them the Commissioner's and Governor's Cup... to feel disappointment to have Coach Chot's era end in an elimination in the semis.
Finally... with only Ranidel and Larry with no off-season in 2012, they were able to get back to health. And with all the chaos that SMC has caused the National Team, with them promising to allow their players to play for the national team so that they could get most of the Gilas 1 players (via draft of trade) ... Talk n Text, which is an extension of MVP himself, has shown all of us that...
It's not about talent (because the SMC teams have tried to hoard their own, but can't make it work)... its not about financial resources... heck, its not even about having a volatile fan base... its about the same thing that Coach Chot brought to the no-MVP National Team that surprisingly won the Jones Cup ...
HEART... PUSO... the willingness to put the TEAM / NATION first...before personal glory.
I actually have NO DOUBT that if MVP and Coach Chot asked their core players (Jared, Jimmy, Ranidel, Kelly, Larry, and Ryan) to sacrifice the next 2 conference to prepare for the FIBA Asian Championships, they would. And that just shows what kind of CHARACTER that runs behind this organization.
Kudos for making HIS3 guys... It almost felt like FATE was making a statement ... especially in those last 7 minutes...
But somehow, I don't think your work is done... It seems as if this whole process has been preparing you for the toughest fight ahead... this time... your core, together with your coach, will be carrying the weight of the whole nation.
And I sincerely hope that in this year 2013... it will not only mean HIS3 for Talk n Text, but we will also witness HISTORY being made for GILAS PILIPINAS this August at the FIBA Asian Championships.