MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas player Asi Taulava warned competing teams to get ready to see his teammate Calvin Abueva, which he called ‘The Beast,’ play in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championships.
“I have played so many times with the national team and I have not seen anyone who plays as hard, as energetic and as tireless as Calvin. Damn, he is truly one of a kind,” Taulava said in a Spin.ph report.
“Calvin is an animal. He is not human. He is more than a workhorse,” he added. “The Beast is one of a kind, he is made in the Philippines, straight from Angeles!”
As much as he has been impressed with Abueva’s performance in their practices, all the more Taulava believed that the whole Asia and even the world would be just as impressed.
“Asia, you’re about to be introduced to ‘The Beast.’ This guy is relentless, I am telling you right now, you have never seen this guy play,” he said in the same report.
“He will not stand still, he will set a screen, he will be the first one back on defense, he will hit you then he will smile at you. So get ready, you will be blown away,” he added.
Abueva, for his part, was grateful and humbled with Taulava’s outspoken praises. All the more he vowed to give his best to the national team.