Teno­rio faces bub­ble trou­ble

Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - SPORTS - The Ath­letes’ Tri­bune BEA MICALLER

LA Teno­rio is get­ting anx­ious over the pos­si­bil­ity of leav­ing his fam­ily to en­ter the bub­ble in the re­sump­tion of the 45th sea­son of the Philip­pine Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (PBA) on 9 Oc­to­ber.

Teno­rio, the play­maker of Barangay Gine­bra, has yet to miss a sin­gle game since get­ting drafted in 2006, but the PBA bub­ble in­side the Clark Freeport Zone could give him trou­ble.

I was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing anx­i­ety know­ing that I will be gone for al­most three months.

“In the ear­lier part of the bub­ble dis­cus­sion, I was ex­cited be­cause af­ter six months, I can fi­nally play bas­ket­ball,” said Teno­rio in the lat­est episode of late Mon­day.

“But as dis­cus­sion fur­thers, I was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing anx­i­ety know­ing that I will be gone for al­most three months.”

Hold­ing the league in­side an iso­lated area is the most ef­fec­tive and safest way to restart the PBA sea­son.

The games would be held at the

An­ge­les Univer­sity Foun­da­tion while the play­ers would be housed at Quest Ho­tel for more than two months start­ing

27 Septem­ber un­til midDe­cem­ber if their re­spec­tive ad­vance all the way to the best-of-seven fi­nals. Teno­rio’s col­lege team­mate, Larry Fonacier of NLEX, was the first to opt out of the bub­ble.

Road War­riors coach Yeng Guiao said they de­cided to ex­cuse Fonacier since his wife has some health is­sues.

“Yes, we ex­cused him. His wife has health is­sues,” Guiao said in a state­ment Mon­day.

Teno­rio ap­pears to be on the same boat.

Af­ter all, his wife — Ch­esca — had just given birth to their first daugh­ter and she and their three sons need him in this time of pan­demic.

Still, his fam­ily un­der­stands his sit­u­a­tion.

“I think it will re­ally be hard be­cause I will be away from them for months. But I al­ready talked to my fam­ily and they un­der­stand the sit­u­a­tion,” he said, ad­mit­ting that there are still some reser­va­tions on his mind.


LA Teno­rio (right) is doubt­ful over the PBA bub­ble.

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