As journeyman story continues with ROS, Borboran stays positive

By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY--Mark Borboran found out about the surprise trade between him and Jeff Chan in a more surprising manner.

"Biglaan yung pagkakasabi. Pagkatapos ng game namin sa Blackwater yun," the six-foot-four forward told some sportswriters on Sunday night how he was notified of the Phoenix-Rain Or Shine trade that sent shockwaves to the PBA community when it was approved on Monday.

Now playing in his fifth PBA team, one can now consider the UE alumnus as a journeyman in the league, but he said that he is already used to it.

"Kasama talaga sa trabaho ng player yun eh. 'Di mo alam kung mag-sti-stay ka sa isang team or malilipat ka. Ganun talaga," Borboran continued. "Sanayan lang yun. Maliit lang naman ang mundo ng basketball sa PBA eh."

In spite of him starting all over again with a new club, Borboran remains bullish.

"Kung malipat ka man ng team, Stay positive ka lang na makakatulong ka sa team na malilipatan mo," Borboran advised.

Borboran was relatively quiet in his first game as an Elasto Painter offensively, making five points in 23 minutes and 38 seconds of playing time, but he made up for it defensively, grabbing five rebounds and making one block in a 94-86 win over the Kia Picanto at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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