PBA memo won’t stop Arwind Santos from pulling off his Spiderman dunk again
MANILA, Philippines—Arwind Santos isn’t letting the Commissioner’s Office from stopping him on putting on his dunking antics.
San Miguel’s veteran leader said he’d still pull off his trademark “Spiderman Dunk” if he gets a chance and the league should look into other things to fix aside from his feet-on-the-board finishes.
“I’m not doing anything wrong when I do that. There are a lot of other things the league could focus on, they can leave the Spiderman dunk out of it,” said Santos in Filipino after the Beermen lost to Columbian 124-118 in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.
“There are kids who want to see it, and also my fans. If I have a chance to do it, for sure I’ll do it maybe except when I know that I’d be in risk then I won’t do it.”
The PBA Commissioner’s office had outlawed the “Spiderman dunk” because Willie Marcial said it also poses risks to kids who want to try Santos’ actions on substandard rims.
As per Spin.ph, Marcial said kids trying to copy Santos might suffer serious injuries in the case of an unexpected fall.
Santos, however, said he still wants to do the dunks while also reminding the fans to be careful.
“Of course everyone who does that doesn’t want to get hurt, who would want someone to actually fall down?” said Santos ,who tied his career-high of 34 points in the loss.
“For me, I’m doing these dunks to make the fans happy, and these have been my trademark. As long as I can play, my dunks are what my supporters will remember me for.”
Santos’ teammates Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot even expressed to shoulder the fines if the 2013 MVP is sanctioned.
“If I have a chance, and with the backing of my teammates, I’ll do those dunks once more.”
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