Beau Belga unfazed by new, more athletic big men in the PBA
With the entry of Talk N’ Text twin towers Troy Rosario and Moala Tautuaa, expect the battle down low in the PBA to be a little more tougher.
But Rain or Shine bruiser Beau Belga is unfazed with the arrival of PBA’s new frontcourt threats.
“Wala namang problema sa amin yun,” said Belga. “Kahit sino pa ang dumating, kailangan mo harapin yun. Di naman pwedeng magpa-dominate ka kasi sa ligang ito kasi patibayan dito. Kung sino ang mas matibay, yun ang may advantage.”
(That’s no problem to us. Whoever arrives, you need to face them. You can’t let them dominate you because this league is for the tough. Whoever is tougher, he has the advantage.)
The burly big man is confident that just like in the past seasons, the Elasto Painters big men can hold their own down low.
“Beterano na rin naman kami. I don’t think basta-basta na lang kami magpapatalo sa kanila,” he said.
(We are veterans. We won’t let them beat us easily.)
While the incoming rookies especially Tautuaa and Rosario have an advantage when it comes to youth and athleticism, Belga is confident that Rain or Shine will find a way to compete with those athletic rookies.
“It’s how you defend those guys, how you’ll stop them, manage their contributions. We [Rain or Shine] rely on defense. Offense will come once we start defending. That’s our focus. Hopefully, we won’t have a problem this season,” he said.
Belga, though, is convinced that they’re just as athletic as the new Texters big men.
“Athletic din naman kami ah. Di nga lang athletic, eat-lethic.”
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