Frailties of a phenom

BY ADRIAN STEWART CO

Friday, April 21, 2017

 

JUST like a real man, Kiefer Ravena has once and for all admitted his mistake that led to a controversial lewd photo scandal on social networking sites and has expressed remorse to those dragged to the issue.

In a press conference recently, the Ilonggo baller said he deeply regretted the said incident, which is a common thing among social media addicts engaged in “sexting.”

“Whatever conversation I entertained, I made a mistake in doing so. I’m really sorry for what happened. It’s something I really regret doing. It messed up a lot of people’s lives, not just mine,” Ravena said.

Kasi mas nahihiya ako dun sa mga naabala kong tao more than anything else,” he added. “Ang tagal ko na rin gusto magsabi, ayoko lang mag-interfere kasi may basketball pa ako.”

Lewd photos supposedly of Ravena spread on social media weeks ago before a 22-year-old man was arrested in an entrapment operation two weeks ago and charged with robbery and extortion.

The former Ateneo Blue Eagles superstar said that his only mistake is that he entertained a stranger in an online chat and “entertaining the person in a flirtatious conversation.”

“I want to apologize sa parents ko na di nagkulang sa pangaral sa akin,” he said. “Masakit sa akin na ako yung may gawa nito, sila pa ang nasasabihan ng masasakit na salita, kinokonsinte daw ako.”

“Of course, nagso-sorry ako kay Alyssa. I have no excuse for what happened. Sa sobrang bait mong tao, di ka dapat nalagay sa ganitong situation,” he added. “Sa fans niya rin, alam ko marami nagalit, pasensya na. Sana mapatawad nyo ako.”

Sa mga kapatid ko naman na na-affect sa nangyari, gusto ko mag-sorry sa kanila bilang kuya na ni-look up to nila. Nagkulang ako sa aspect na yun,” said Ravena.

“Gusto ko na rin mag-focus sa basketball, to move on. Gusto ko lang mag-move forward in terms of my career and in terms of my relationships with other people. Sana in time, alam ko, magiging OK din ang lahat,” he said.

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Negrense Jeffrei Chan’s take-charge mentality was evident when the Commissioner’s Cup defending champion Rain or Shine Elasto Painters registered a come-from-behind 96-94 win over Phoenix Fuel Masters a week ago.

With his team down by as many as 17 points, Chan willed the Painters back to life with baskets from inside and outside, the last, a three-point play off Mark Borboran with 7.7 seconds to go to push his team ahead for good, 95-94.

The left-handed sniper from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental finished with 24 points, 12 coming inside the final six minutes as the Painters snapped a two-game skid to improve to 4-2 overall.

The 34-year-old Chan’s hot-shooting performance earned him the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week besting San Miguel Beermen’s Chris Ross, Meralco Bolts’ Kelly Nabong and Jared Dillinger, and GlobalPort Batang Pier’s Stanley Pringle.

The Painters had a long break during the Holy Week but is expected to go all-out in practice as it gears up for a much-awaited clash with the unbeaten Beermen tomorrow at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City./PN