first_imgPBA IMAGESJeremy Tyler and Charles Garcia have known each other for a long time, and as competitors, their competitive fire gets the better of them from time to time.That was the case once again on Sunday when TNT met Ginebra as the two imports jawed at each other on the court.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sharapova rediscovers winning form on Madrid clay View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Familiarity indeed breeds contempt.But Tyler knew better to downplay the spat, shrugging off the commotion and figured that Garcia may just be “tired.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“You know in the course of the game, we get tired. All athletes get tired and the first thing when you get tired that goes away is your mind, your mindset,” he said.“I know Charles, so we had an exchange of words and I just said, ‘Hey, you’re tired, you’re not thinking straight. Just take a breather, you don’t have to argue and let’s just play ball.’ It may look like it’s a rough talk, but that’s because we’re intense.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES The Ginebra import did get the better of his TNT counterpart numbers-wise, with Garcia finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds against Tyler’s two points, 15 rebounds, and two blocks.But what meant more was the KaTropa taking the 96-92 victory to remain unscathed in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Tyler isn’t too worried about his performance despite tallying the lowest scoring output in his professional career.“As long as play hard defense, set good screens, and roll hard even though my shots aren’t falling, I’m sure that the guys will step up and we’ll play great,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tyler, who hails from San Diego, shared that he and Garcia, who traces his roots to Los Angeles, have known each other dating back to their days as high school standouts.“I’ve known Charles for 10 years-plus. I played against him throughout my career a lot. I played him in the D-League, I played against him just like Monday to Friday at the gym at home every week, so I’m familiar with his game,” he said.That’s why Tyler clarified that he’s just trying to calm Garcia, contrary to what was perceived by the fans as a trash-talking duel.“I just told him, ‘You’re tired, we’re both tired, let’s relax and get our mind back right.’ That was basically it,” he said.Garcia, though, refused to address the sequence as he opted to turn his attention to his team.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READlast_img read more