Hello everybody, it has been a while. I’m sorry but things have gotten busier on my end that I have neglected trying to help you be enlightened in the scape of basketball. But, let’s can the theatrics and get to the meat.
This guy was a beast way back in his amateur days. Bulky 6’2″-3″ Small Forward who can mow down anybody in the paint when they block his path.
He was hotly recruited coming out of the San Beda Red Cubs program, a hotbed for superstar high school players. Think of him as Ryan Buenafe with more brawn (no pun intended on RB’s weight) and a more consistent jumpshot. He decided to stay with San Beda and teamed up with Yousif Aljamal and Alex Angeles among others forming what was to be the core of the team before Sam Ekwe and Pong Escobal came aboard. But this is where our hero dwindles down.
Maybe it’s just me but I believe Menor became a star because Ekwe was the bigger star demanding everyone’s attention in the paint. He was able to roam on the perimeter and slash to his heart’s desire since pretty much everyone in the paint was latched unto Ekwe. It’s pretty much the same now for Pong Escobal who seems unable to hold on to the ball for dear life but showing signs of what can be most of the time.
But anyway, it seems Ogie Menor, once the boy scout has evolved into a Calvin Abueva. And the skills as well as I see it. No longer is Menor reliable as a solid contributor. He’s slowly turning to be an instigator of fights. Much like Abueva, his biggest rival in my eyes, he’s resorting to trash-talking and hurting which is not taught in the Ronald Tubid School of How to Make People Hate You on the Court.
He’s just being an ass out there with no will to win, no will to perform to the utmost of his abilities. He’s just there to punch, cheapshot and hurt anyone, anybody, then run under Coach Franz’s skirt to escape the irate players. I think an interv[ention is needed for Ogie Menor.
An intervention to put this guy back in the right track. Make him remember this is basketball and he’s not in the cage squaring off with Anderson Silva. It’s time someone makes him remember how good he is at playing basketball without actually resorting to pulling punches and other antics.
Do us a favor Ogie Menor, we want the old you back.