Santos denies flopping ala Pennisi, insists Smith hit him above shoulder

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “That wasn’t a flop, there really was contact,” said Santos Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “All I’m saying is, in those kinds of situations the referees should call a foul because the hit was above the shoulders. There was contact, it scratched me, and so I [exaggerated] it.”Santos’ actions, though, evoked memories of a certain iconic flop that happened in a game in 2012 that he was actually part of.During the match between Santos’ Petron and Barako Bull, Blaze Boosters’ import Will McDonald threw the ball at Energy big man Mick Pennisi.What ensued was the most iconic flop in PBA history as Pennisi dropped to the floor in writhing pain five seconds after the leather hit his face.Santos, though, would defend his actions saying it wasn’t the same as Pennisi’s.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena TNT evens series View comments Racela keeps faith in TNT import Joshua Smith PLAY LIST 00:51Racela keeps faith in TNT import Joshua Smith33:18PBA 3ON3 042616 GAME 1 TNT VS NLEX GAME 2 ROS VS GNB01:40Post-game interview with TnT coach Jong Uichico after losing in PBA finals game 602:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games In Game 3, Santos got everyone’s attention again.In the 8:24 mark of the fourth, Santos challenged Smith’s shot underneath the basket, and instead of hitting the ball, the one-time MVP hit the big man smack in the face.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA couple of seconds later, Smith was standing over a lying down Santos.Video replays showed Smith gave a Santos a little nudge and Santos tried to made it look like a legitimate blow. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals series between San Miguel and TNT has certainly produced memorable moments that don’t involve shooting the leather ball through the steel hoop.There was the tunnel altercation in Game 3, Roger Pogoy’s hit on Arwind Santos’ family jewels, and KaTropa import Joshua Smith’s verbal jabs against Gabby Espinas.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “That wasn’t the same as what Mick did, that was just awkward,” said Santos. “What happened to me was, I saw a punch coming so I tried to sell it and it would be a big thing if he [Smith] got ejected.”Unfortunately for Santos, Smith stayed until the end as TNT won Game 4 102-97 and tie the series at 2-2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend What ‘missteps’? Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendlast_img

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