NBA-bound Terrence Jones still relishes Philippines stint: ‘I love being here’
Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon Even though Jones is preparing for a return to the NBA, he said that he would want to come back to the Philippines in the future and give back to the communities who welcomed him.“Everybody was so warm and welcoming, just appreciative of me being here. I love being here, I love having my camp for kids, giving back to the community, even if I don’t play I definitely want to come back. Overall it was a great experience for me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Antonio Spurs to retire Tony Parker’s number View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Terrence Jones was the target of a racial slur in the heat of the PBA Commissioners’ Cup finals between San Miguel and his club team TNT.San Miguel’s Arwind Santos taunted Jones with a monkey gesture late in the second quarter of Game 5 and that merited the 2013 MVP a P200,000 fine and scrutiny from the public.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 “I’m a human being, I just wanted him to respect me as a person, as a father, and as a black man. I’m here to represent my family, and I’m not saying anything bad about anybody else’s culture or race.”AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsREAD: ‘Unacceptable’: Terrence Jones condemns Arwind Santos’ racist monkey tauntJones, who played seven seasons in the NBA, said his stay in the Philippines wasn’t just for basketball since he also was able to show his son Ajani the culture of his mother.“To be able to bring my family here, my son, to show him his culture, his background, of him being a Filipino. It’s something I’ll never forget as a father, just being here to represent the US, my family, my mother to be here to learn a lot was a great experience.”READ: Jayson Castro wins 5th BPC plum, Terrence Jones is Best ImportADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon 2 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan PLAY LIST 00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:21WATCH: Bureau of Immigration, ipinatupad na ang deployment ban sa Kuwait-bound HSWs01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Santos has since broadcasted a public apology via his Twitter account and sought out Jones during shootaround of Game 6 Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: Arwind Santos reaches out to Terrence Jones in person before Game 6FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJones said that Santos’ actions won’t affect his overall experience in the Philippines that has been nothing but great for him and his Filipino-American son.“He apologized but it was close to game time and at the point, I’m in game mode, I heard him but I was more focused on the game at that point,” said Jones after TNT lost the series culminating in a 102-90 Game 6 defeat Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “ With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King?