Alex Cabagnot honored to see Arwind Santos’ jersey number retired

With Arwind Santos’ No. 29 retired by San Miguel, the question now arises: will Alex Cabagnot be the next one from the famed ‘Death Five’ to receive this honor?

Despite the speculation, the seasoned guard simply chuckled at the idea.

“No, wala pang ganoon,” stressed Cabagnot.

Undoubtedly, Cabagnot’s contributions to San Miguel’s remarkable success in the mid-2010s cannot be overlooked. As a key member of the ‘Death Five,’ he played an integral role in the Beermen’s dominance, helping secure eight championships during that era.

Notably, Cabagnot was named the Finals MVP during San Miguel’s triumphant campaign in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

At 41 years old, Cabagnot remains focused on the present and takes pride in seeing Santos rightfully recognized as one of the franchise greats.

“Seeing his jersey retired, it feels like a part of me was there, too. I’m one of Arwind’s longest teammates and he’s been the Batman for a long time and I’ve been his Robin. So I’m just honored to see him get this achievement,” said Cabagnot.

While Cabagnot’s illustrious career has taken him overseas to play for the Taiwan Mustangs in The Asian Tournament under coach Chris Gavina, he believes that his journey in basketball is far from over.

Although his jersey retirement may not be imminent, the possibility of seeing Cabagnot’s iconic No. 5 hanging in the rafters alongside other San Miguel legends remains a compelling prospect for the future.

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