Norwood hindi nasilaw sa datung
PAPASOK na sa kanyang ika-13 season sa Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) si Rain or Shine veteran forward Gabe Norwood.
Pero ni minsan, hindi sumagi sa isip ng 6-foot-5 swingman na layasan ang Elasto Painters kahit pa offeran siya ng mas malaking halaga mula sa ibang koponan.
Pamilya kasi ang turing sa kanya ng mga boss niyang sina Raymond Yu, ang namayapa nang si Margaret ‘Mommy’ Yu at si Terry Que.
“A lot of it comes to Boss Raymond, the Yu Family, Boss Terry. They drafted me I think I was 22, 23 years old. And they really just take good care of me especially Mommy Yu. You know rest in peace. Before she passed away, whether it’s a holiday or my birthday, you know there’s always a phone call, checking what I’m doing. And it was genuine, it wasn’t a fabricated type of care, ” kuwento ng basketbolista sa ‘Gabe Norwood: Above The Rim” episode ng’ The Link Podcast’ ni veteran sportswriter Rey Joble Biyernes ng gabi.
“Playing for Rain or Shine, you know, I’m a family man, and it’s a family-owned business, I always felt comfortable since they drafted me, Boss Raymond, Boss Terry, Mommy Yu, the entire family.”
Naghahanda na si Norwood at ang buong Rain or Shine sa pagppatuloy ng PBA Philippine Cup sa Oktubre 9 sa Clark.
“The team has been on a mini workout, small group workouts the last few weeks,” ayon sa two-time PBA champion at former Rookie of the Year. (Ferdz Delos Santos)