‘Bound to end’: LA Tenorio pens letter after streak ends at 744 games

March 3, 2023 - 12:23 PM
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Photo shows Barangay Ginebra San Miguel player LA Tenorio (Barangay Ginebra San Miguel/Facebook)

“[S]treaks are bound to end eventually and sad to say it started last game.”

This was the reaction of LA Tenorio after he ended his 744 consecutive game streak due to a groin injury. 

The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel player on Wednesday, March 1 missed his first game at the PBA Governor’s Cup. 

“17 straight years playing in the PBA is truly a great blessing for me and my family. I am truly grateful to God for giving me that strength to play 744 straight games in front of millions of Filipinos all over the world,” the veteran athlete said. 

Tenorio also expressed gratitude to his fans for their support. 

“To all PBA fans and of course Ginebra fans, thank you sa lahat ng prayers and nice messages ninyo. Really appreciate your love and appreciation sa lahat ng sacrifices na ginawa ko sa career ko for the past 17 yrs (years),” Tenorio said. 

“I promise I will come back stronger and I will make another streak. Maraming salamat sainyo!” he added. 

The 38-year-old point guard also clarified that he is not retiring. 

“P.S. I AM NOT RETIRING YET. Katatapos lang ng Iron Man 1. Iron Man 2 is still coming,” the basketball icon said. 

Ginebra coach Tim Cone said Tenorio could miss four to six weeks because of his injury. Cone also bared that Tenorio will undergo surgery.