De Ocampo goes on Twitter to comment on Johnson ban

Jane Bracher
De Ocampo goes on Twitter to comment on Johnson ban
After Ivan Johnson's lifetime ban, TNT's Ranidel De Ocampo hopes other imports still want to play in the PBA

MANILA, Philippines — Tropang TNT veteran big man Ranidel De Ocampo went on Twitter in the wee hours of Sunday, February 14 to comment on import Ivan Johnson’s sudden ban from the PBA.

De Ocampo pointed out the possibility of Johnson’s ban scaring away other potential good imports from playing in the Philippines.

Johnson was slapped a lifetime ban and ordered to pay a Php 250,000-fine Saturday, February 13 for cursing at commissioner Chito Narvasa during TNT’s game against Meralco.

De Ocampo spent about an hour until almost 3 am interacting with fans who were still awake. 

De Ocampo, who just came back in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup from a back injury, admitted he wanted to tweet something but could not do it. (READ: Missing basketball bad, De Ocampo comes back strong for TNT)

So he instead sent out cryptic responses to fans that served as a peek into his stand on the ban.

For instance, one fan asked whether Johnson’s ban came too fast, to which De Ocampo threw back the question: “Is it fast?”

De Ocampo responded to a fan who alluded to possibly getting banned as well if they speak out.

He then said “hahaha we know it” to a fan who said the situation is sad and that De Ocampo should not tweet anymore.


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