Tenorio faces bubble trouble
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.