With Rain or Shine star rookie Paul Lee likely out for the rest of the PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-seven finals series, B-MEG has quickly become the favorite to win the championship.
But don’t tell that to Llamados coach Tim Cone.
“I believe Rain or Shine will be a dangerous team with Paul Lee. The team will definitely rally behind him,” said Cone.
He reiterated that he wishes the Elasto Painters top gun were still available. “Honestly, I would love to play Rain or Shine with Paul Lee seeing action,” said Cone.
Cone’s counterpart Yeng Guiao earlier made a bold declaration that the team can pull out the series despite missing Lee.
“We will win the series with or without Paul Lee,” said Guiao.
Caloy Garcia, Guiao’s chief deputy, said the coach is not just trying to raise the morale of his players.
“He believes there are a lot of people who can step up because we’re loaded in the guard position,” said Garcia. “That’s how confident Coach Yeng is that we will win the series even if Paul Lee is out.”
Lee went to Rain or Shine practice on Thursday, but did not join the training.
“Hirap talaga siyang igalaw yung buong kaliwang braso niya, which was in a sling,” said Garcia.
“We’ve already conditioned our minds that Paul Lee won’t be playing in the series anymore.”
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