Romero to assemble 'Big 3' for Global Port

By Dennis Gasgonia,

Posted at Aug 30 2012 09:26 PM | Updated as of Aug 31 2012 05:26 AM

MANILA, Philippines – New PBA club owner Mikee Romero said he wants to put together a hardcourt triumvirate that will help Global Port Batang Pier secure a title in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in the years to come.

With Gary David currently handling the scoring chores for the former Powerade team, Romero said all he had to do is to find two more players to complete the “Big 3.”

“I’d like to form a Big 3. Gary, of course, is on top of that,” said Romero, owner of Sultan 900 Inc. which purchased the team from Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, in ANC’s "Hardball" sports show.

Romero said he sees the inclusion of their newly acquired rookie Vic Manuel to the Big 3, adding that they may have scored a good investment in Manuel, an MVP in the PBA D-League.

“We have a good rookie, Vic Manuel… Kung makakakuha siya ng double-double for us, he'll part of that Big 3,” said Romero.

The Global Port owner said that for his team to win titles, it has to assert its presence inside the court.

Romero was earlier quoted as saying that he’s aiming for a PBA title in three years.

“We have to be a more physical team, I can not promise a championship yet kasi mahirap, but lalaban kami,” he said.

David, for his part, said he welcomes his reunification with Romero.

David was part of the Burger King Titans, which was partly owned by Romero in the 2008-2009 season.

“Excited nga ako ngayon na makasama s'ya uli,” said David. “Ngayon siguro magtatagal ang pagsasama namin kasi alam ko kung anong kapasidad na maibibigay n'ya sa team namin.”