It seems to be the end of the world for the Ginebra Fans after seeing The Spark lying on the floor against their battle for semi-finals slot against Petron. You can see the frustration in the eyes of Team Manager Al Francis Chua as he tries to see the situation. It was again another injury for the reigning MVP.
Let us face it, Caguioa is not getting any younger but the skills and basketball IQ is still there. There is no doubt he can still battle against young players in the PBA today but his current injury is not in a good timing where BGSM badly needs the Spark. After that injury last night the whole team seems to lose their focus and their enthusiasm to win. It seems that they lost the game when Caguioa is
Haters would always say that he is the most selfish player in the PBA today. But who are they to judge him? Mark Caguioa just want to win, he just want to go back to the finals and make the fans happy again. All his career he is always a candidate for the Best Player of the Conference and even a contender for the Most Valuable Player. Just last season when he is just ready to come back he even obtain to just sit on the bench just not to ruin the chemistry of the team. Just this conference he opted to be a decoy and pass the ball to his teammates. When that plan seems not been doing right he just decided to take it for himself and scored tremendously game after game.
They also said that he must retire, he is old and it is time to give his career and end. But, does he really needs to do it now. He is the last seasons MVP and despite of not playing an amount of games this season he is still ranked 3rd in local scoring in the league. Can you see how much respect Coach Tim Cone is giving him? San Mig Coffee designed a play to trap Caguioa all game long. Coach Norman Black even given his new import the task to guard him on their knock-out game. Do we see how haters love to see him hurt and hope not to play? They are afraid of his skills. They know what the Spark can do.
In his age today, Caguioa is amazingly playing like he is 18 years old. The only player I saw play this good in that age is Alvin Patrimonio. And there is no doubt Alvin is one of the best player the PBA ever had. Caguioa is Caguioa, he can score when he wants to, when he needs to, when the team have to. He is still in the league because he is still can play. He still can play with HEART, PRIDE and SPIRIT. If Caguioa cannot score anymore, if he cannot dominate games any longer he is gone in the team for a long time already. But he is still there the heart and soul of the team.
We know he will be back, soon he will. Soon he will still make all fans happy with his nice perimeter jump shots, his fantastic crossover moves and his unstoppable tear drop. He will be back with a fresher legs because he has the HEART of what JAWO has before. Let us all give RESPECT for the best player of the PBA TODAY! JUST RESPECT!