Terrence Romeo was already a bonafide star even before he arrived in San Miguel but even his first championship with the team couldn’t truly blow away the dark cloud that hovered over him.
Despite his talent, Romeo was reduced to a bench role in the mighty Beermen’s rotation during their Philippine Cup triumph.
Romeo, however, blossomed into his own and helped lead the Beermen to the Commissioner’s Cup championship against TNT in six games.
The three-time scoring champion became the first Finals MVP to come off the bench since Larry Fonacier achieved the feat in the 2012 Philippine Cup.
Romeo, who’s sacrificed major minutes and touches on his way to the individual honor, said it’s the team’s collective unselfishness that helped him become a more mature player.