MANILA, Philippines—A championship has been elusive for TNT import Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
In his eight years as a professional—which incorporates stops within the NBA, and premier leagues in Turkey, Puerto Rico, and Korea—the American ahead has by no means come near competing for one.
That has been the case till his stint with the Tropang Giga right here within the PBA Governors’ Cup.
“[I’m] extraordinarily locked in. That is one thing I’ve dreamed of my complete life, you realize, to win an expert championship,” he stated on Monday throughout the championship sequence’ kickoff presser at Novotel Manila.
Standing in his approach, nevertheless, is Barangay Ginebra and its assortment of examined stars, together with beloved counterpart Justin Brownlee and reigning Most Helpful Participant Scottie Thompson.
Nonetheless, Hollis-Jefferson is liking his possibilities.
“The work didn’t begin coming into the PBA, it began once I was 5 years previous. So I really feel like I’m well-prepared,” he stated. “My mindset, the whole lot I’ve been by way of has formed me to be on this place and to be prepared for no matter’s thrown at us.”
“I really feel like we bought a terrific group of men who’re prepared to go the space to verify we accomplish what we got here right here to perform,” he went on.
TNT and Ginebra slug it out in a race-to-four contest that will get going this Easter Sunday, and all Hollis-Jefferson may hope for is that the remainder of the Tropang Giga go all out like him—whatever the outcome.
“On the finish of the day, that’s all we may do: Give our all. The result would be the consequence it doesn’t matter what,” he stated.
“So long as we go away the whole lot on the ground, I’m OK leaving the Philippines with that.”
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