Belasco apologizes for scuffle with Taggart

first_imgGinebra resumes training Maundy Thursday, Good Friday as penance SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Phoenix assistant coach Nic Belasco being pacified after an incident with Shawn Taggart. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA scuffle ensued following Rain or Shine’s comeback win over Phoenix involving Elasto Painters import Shawn Taggart and Fuel Masters deputy Nic Belasco.As members from both teams were heading towards their respective dugouts at Araneta Coliseum, Belasco and Taggart traded barbs and the exchange escalated quickly.ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos He also said the game got really competitive and the emotions got the better of him.“It was a really competitive basketball game, so there’s a lot of competition, tempers flaring, and you know, it was a man’s game,” Belasco said.“Rain or Shine outplayed us and things happened. It’s unfortunate. I apologize for being part of that. I don’t want to do anything bad to hurt the league or Phoenix or Rain or Shine. That’s the only thing I really regret about – shedding bad light on the PBA.”“I’m not going to put blame on anybody. They came back and won a really competitive game. We were up by seventeen, so everything that happened after the game, it’s on video. Everyone can make their own opinions about it, but I’m not going to blame anyone.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Belasco shoved Taggart in the face and the American reinforcement retaliated by hitting the former PBA veteran back in the face.READ: Chan carries Rain or Shine to thrilling comeback win FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe scene was eventually contained with Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood restraining Belasco and Phoenix team manager Paolo Bugia pulling him away from Taggart.Belasco was quick to regret his actions when he spoke to the media. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out View commentslast_img read more