|Marqus Blakely wearing San Mig Coffee's white uniform in a Finals game in Governor's Cup 2013|
If you will make time to read the box-score of Purefoods vs Global port game last Friday. You will see these numbers beside his name, 26 points, 19 rebounds. 7 blocks. Almost a triple-double.
Actually, the first thing that cross my mind when I heard that he will be the temporary import of Purefoods, I thought, dehado sa height, baka hindi kayanin. But when I saw him made a three point shot, grabbed 19 rebounds and just missed one free-throw that game. Men, we should make him stay!
Here is a guy, who knows the system very well. Knows the team for so long (I will not get surprise if he already shared an Ice-cream with Joe Devance). Became one of the reasons of 2 championships of the team's 4-peat. Beside the fact that his contract will just take 2-3 games, he still giving Purefoods so many reasons why they should keep him.
Tonight, in his 'virtual' last game vs Alaska. He scored 17points and 11 rebounds. Double-Double is the best two words in sports for him, no doubt.
Every game he bring-up huge numbers. Suffer a lot of bumps inside the paint (bumps with the floor are not included). But I don't think he used salonpas for body-pains. Because literally and figuratively, his body is made of titanium.
What more can we ask for? A 6'5" player who rebound like a 6'9". With a titanium body combined with energy who can light up the whole Farmers plaza. Who is so familiar in any aspects of the team. I wish, Purefoods franchise should give him a permanent Philippine-address and keep him forever. You agree?
And if you still find a person who doubt Mr. Blakely. Pakisabi nalang, "huy si Mr. Everything s'ya".