Harvey Carey hits milestone, plays 700 games with TNT
MANILA, Philippines—Harvey Carey may have played just 11 minutes in TNT KaTropa’s previous game in the PBA Philippine Cup but those several ticks on the clock meant much more.
Carey joined elite loyalty after he played in 700 games for the KaTropa joining legends Alvin Patrimonio and Mark Caguioa as the only three players in PBA history to appear in as many games for a single club.
It’s also a double blessing for Carey as the KaTropa easily took care of Blackwater, 127-89, at Ynares Center in Antipolo for their third straight win.
“It’s really fortunate that I’ve been pretty much injury-free except for my second year in the league,” said Carey who was the no.4 overall pick in the 2003 draft. “It’s a milestone and I just try to come in every day and just work hard.”
Carey has had a stellar career with TNT having won seven titles and being named to the PBA All-Star game on 2011.
“I’m very fortunate to stay with the franchise,” said Carey who was also named to the PBA Mythical Second Team in 2003 and the PBA All-Defensive Team in 2007.
Carey is also the only player left in the TNT team that won the 2003 Philippine Cup.
The 6-foot-3’s bruiser admiration for the KaTropa is enough satisfaction for him and he plans to one day retire with the franchise that selected him nearly two decades ago.
“I could never imagine myself playing for anybody else, I love TNT, I’ve grown roots with them and hopefully this is where I’m going to retire.”
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