MANILA, Philippines–The PBA is about to summon import Jamaal Franklin for his outburst at league officers following Converge’s 106-103 loss to Phoenix within the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday.
Franklin approached the referees’ desk to voice his displeasure at a pair of contested three-pointers which he felt ought to have been referred to as for a foul within the dying seconds of the match held at Good Araneta Coliseum.
It took coach Aldin Ayo and different members of the FiberXers employees to separate Franklin from referees and different league officers that included PBA commissioner Willie Marcial.
WATCH: Import Jamaal Franklin responds to a query on the non-calls late in Converge’s 106-103 loss to Phoenix.“What do you consider it?” says Franklin, clearly nonetheless upset over the non-calls he received whereas going for a pair of three-pointers within the closing seconds. | through Jonas Terrado/Inquirer Sports activities
Posted by Inquirer Sports activities on Sunday, February 26, 2023
He was clearly not in temper when reporters requested in regards to the non-calls.
“What do you consider it?” he mentioned. “Should you would inform me what you consider, then I’d be cool with that.”
Converge suffered defeat regardless of main by 12 factors within the third as Franklin did not convert on two rainbow pictures.
NO OT THIS TIME.
WATCH: Jamaal Franklin misses the potential game-tying triple to offer Phoenix the win, 106-103. | @MeloFuertesINQ pic.twitter.com/lDGhED3a8i
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One noticed Franklin getting blocked by Phoenix’s Simon Camacho for a go-ahead triple, however the latter’s hand appeared to have hit the Converge reinforcement because the ball was being launched.
The opposite had Franklin go for a operating three for the tie towards Phoenix counterpart Du’Vaughn Maxwell that missed as time expired.
“We misplaced, they gained,” he mentioned. “If we had gained that sport, I imagine we’d have been second [in the standings]. It sucks.”
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