Ravena says staredown not intended to shame Pessumal

first_imgRavena was on the receiving end of a shove from Pessumal at the 9:50 mark of the fourth quarter. The former ended on the floor while the latter received a flagrant foul penalty one.READ: Pessumal on Ravena shove: I’m not here to make friendsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThis was after Ravena blocked Pessumal’s fastbreak attempt and capped it off with a staredown.“I did not expect that at all,” said the second overall pick. “If you watched the game, when that fastbreak happened, which was the same exact possession that I challenged him, I looked at him. After that, everything happened there. But I never instigated something to provoke Von to do that.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Ravena said he didn’t mean any harm with staredown on Pessumal, saying it was just done in the “heat of the moment.”“It’s just two players wanting to battle it out and help their team win. And probably that started all the commotions during the end game,” he said.READ: SMB stays unscathed, escapes NLEXThe scuffle kicked up the tension between two teams a notch which led to the ejections of NLEX big man Michael Miranda and San Miguel guard Chris Ross in the last five minutes of the game.“With that, the team got fired up and it worked for them. Even though it was a flagrant foul called on Von, it worked for them. Everybody got fired up and that’s when they made their run,” said Ravena moments after the Road Warriors to succumbed to their third straight defeat.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Despite the emotional ending, the 24-year-old playmaker hopes that Pessumal would hold no grudge on him.“Von and I go way back. Things like this, hopefully, don’t become too personal. I have no intention to shame or hurt anyone, especially him. Win or lose, I have to take it in stride,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Pessumal on Ravena shove: I’m not here to make friends Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGetting into a skirmish with Von Pessumal had never crossed Kiefer Ravena’s mind ahead NLEX’s meeting against San Miguel on Friday.To everyone’s surprise, things got a little rough between the former longtime teammates in the highly-physical match that ended in the Beermen’s favor, 109-98.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img

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