ABL: Standhardinger proud of Hong Kong team despite semis exit

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “With all my heart, I believed that we can win the championship,” he said after posting 16 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. “Me personally, I feel like we could have won the whole thing.”It was a tough pill to swallow for the Fil-German big man, who carried big expectations after a stellar showing for Gilas Pilipinas last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAveraging 22.8 points and 11.9 rebounds, Standhardinger has established himself as a frontrunner for the end of season awards, with some already pencilling him as the ASEAN Heritage MVP.All of that, though, are just secondary to Standhardinger, who puts his team first over individual success. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES “I am proud to be part of the team, of Hong Kong Eastern. This team is great. I have new brothers, I have a coach who’s a great coach and more importantly a great human being. Everything was professional and it was a family,” he said.The 28-year-old Standhardinger also shunned questions about what the future holds for him, specifically his next journey with San Miguel in the upcoming 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I’m not gonna talk about myself or my future career. If you want to talk to me about my team, then I’ll answer, but if you want to talk about myself, then I won’t answer. I say that will all due respect,” he said.Even in defeat, Standhardinger showed great character as he reaffirmed his commitment to winning and kept his sight on the task at hand rather than what lies beyond.“With a heavy heart, I continue my journey,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 CONTRIBUTED PHOTOChristian Standhardinger’s only goal when he signed with Hong Kong Eastern for the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League was to help the squad become the league’s first ever back-to-back champions.But Standhardinger’s dream ended after his team got swept by San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the semifinals following a 79-72 loss in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacquiao on Roach split: ‘I have not made my final decision’ View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more