History between Rain or Shine, former import Reid compounded drama, says Guiao

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 12:24 AM March 14, 2015
Az Reid of San Miguel (dark) vs Jireh Ibanez of Rain or Shine (light). NUKI SABIO

Az Reid of San Miguel (dark) vs Jireh Ibanez of Rain or Shine (light). NUKI SABIO

MANILA, Philippines–Basketball drama in 3, 2, 1.

When San Miguel import AZ Reid was inbounding the ball in its route against Rain or Shine, you’d expect that it was as simple as throwing the ball to a teammate, but this time against his former team, it wasn’t.


A few flowery words later, Reid’s former coach Yeng Guiao hit him with an elbow and the fiery mentor was sent to the ElastoPainters locker room.

Buzzer. The Beermen won 129-114 and Reid finished with 41 points.


READ: San Miguel sets season record in route of Rain or Shine

Guiao was all alone in their locker room.

“Of course the situation we had, our teammate before and now our opponent,” Guiao said. “I don’t know if he has some bad feelings towards us.”

Guiao added that they too have some angst toward their former import after Reid played poorly in Game 7 of the 2014 Governor’s Cup against Purefoods.

That Governor’s Cup was the last trophy that Purefoods needed to claim the Grand Slam.

“You’re in a Game 7, it’s for the championship, just a little more you didn’t give it your all,” Guiao said.

“Every time he goes by our bench he says some actuations that we think was disrespectful. You’ve been a Best Import awardee, then you’re saying things like that. That’s foul.”


At the end of they day, Guiao said, it was all “drama,” a little something to spice things up.

And being mature people, Guiao said that he and Reid will shrug it all off.

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