Another untoward incident marred another tuneup game between two PBA teams, but it was not enough to halt the practice match between Air 21 and GlobalPort at the Moro Lorenzo Gym in Ateneo.
Multiple sources confirmed veteran GlobalPort center Rommel Adducul and Air 21 rookie slotman Yousef Taha got tangled up near the Batang Pier bench in the first half of the tuneup. Members of GlobalPort, including Jondan Salvador and Rabeh Al-Hussaini got into the action, causing Taha to scurry.
One eyewitness account said Taha “got ganged up on and ran away, not just away, out of the gym and almost to the parking lot.”
However, cooler heads prevailed and the game resumed.
It marked the third straight featuring an eventful tuneup game with a PBA team. Last Monday, the tuneup between Ginebra and the Qatar national team was halted because of a scuffle between Kerby Raymundo and a Qatari center. On Tuesday, meanwhile, San Mig Coffee failed to finish its practice game against Alaska.
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