Philippine basketball legend Benjie Paras believes his son Kobe and two other second-generation players Keifer Ravena and Jeron Teng can beat his long-standing record in the PBA once they decide to move up in the pro ranks.
To this day, the older Paras holds the distinction of being the only Rookie-MVP during his initial stint with the Shell Turbo Masters in 1989, a feat that remains untouched.
“Oo. Oo. The way they’re performing, the way they performed during the UAAP, it’s not impossible. My record will be broken,” Paras said when asked to comment during the Chooks Pilipinas 3×3 team press conference at the Discovery Suites, Pasig City on Wednesday.
“Kung sino man papasok sa kanila, kaya namang mangyari.”
The Paras-Ravena-Teng troika will lead the Philippines in the FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2017, which will be held in France on June, with PBA veteran JR Quiñahan completing the four-man list.
Kobe Paras is considered as the Philippines’ best hope to be the first home grown talent to make it to the NBA, while Teng and Ravena are both successful local collegiate stars.
“Every year nagi-iba lahat halos eh. Hindi na to iba, nagkataon lang na itong generation na ‘to is anak na ng mga dating players.”
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