LA Revilla in his new team's practice threads | Philstar.com/Denison Dalupang

Phoenix's LA Revilla on controversial tweet: No regrets
Denison Rey A. Dalupang (philstar.com) - November 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

MANILA, Philippines — LA Revilla has no regrets over posting his tweet that figured as a catalyst to his shipment to the Phoenix.

Practicing with the Fuelmasters for the third straight time, the diminutive guard added that the episode was “part of growing up.”

“I guess I just have to mature fast,” he told Philstar.com. "Anything I did in the past in my life naman... there were no regrets. It's just a matter of moving on.”


"Nakapagusap naman kami. We discussed the issue that I had,” Revilla said of his final interaction with Kia’s management. "It wasn’t pleasant for both parties. But I had to do what i had to do. I just have to move on. Lahat naman nagkakamali. For me if not now, then when ‘di ba?”

Revilla caught caught both flak and applause for cryptically sending out a tweet critical of the team’s handling of it’s first overall pick in the recently concluded draft. The pick could’ve been used to take Filipino-German slotman Christian Standhardinger or homegrown prospect Kiefer Ravena and make the cager a springboard for finally infusing a new basketball culture within the program.

Asked how he is acclimating to his new team, Revilla said he’s “slowly getting there.”

“OK naman,” he added. “Even 'yung physical conditioning and sa mind. New system, new points of learning and new people [dito].”

Lucky for Revilla, adjustment is going to be a little bit easier as there’s already a familiar face joining him in the Phoenix fold: rookie Jason Perkins.

The two cagers won a championship together for De La Salle in the UAAP.

"It lightens up the mood na may kilala ako dito way before (malipat). On and off the court, it makes the job a lot easier,” he said of the stocky forward. "May workout buddy and just someone to talk to after practice."
 
Does Revilla think he’s in a better place now, after finally getting out of a team that only collected six wins in the last season?

"Maybe when it comes to learnings and gaining new teachings and points of learning,” he replied to the query. “I think maybe (this) will add up to my knowledge and experience growing wise—being a professional basketball player and an individual."
 
“I'm not taking anything away from Kia,” Revilla noted. "For me, I want to go to the next stage.” 

"Again, nothing against Kia. It’s just a matter of moving on moving forward,” he closed.

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