Aljon Mariano: The missed shot
MANILA, Philippines — For Aljon Mariano, being called a sellout is the worst thing he's ever experienced as an athlete.
Worse than the bone spurs he's had to endure all season long, worse than the shooting slump he went through in the postseason and worse than the feeling of losing the championship when it was at arm's reach.
The University of Santo Tomas forward opens up about that last play, that turnover and the following days where he spent in rebuilding himself up and gaining the strength and courage to face the online backlash that poured after the Growling Tigers lost Game 3 of the UAAP finals.
Mariano talks about the mistakes he did and the lessons he learned from what is unarguably the most trying moment of his young basketball career in this edition of Rappler's One-on-One.