Back in Manila, Chris Ross picks up the pieces after the loss of his father

Back in Manila, Chris Ross picks up the pieces after the loss of his father

FIL – Chris Ross. Tristan Tamayo /

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Beer guard Chris Ross takes the step further in 2022 as he mourns the loss of his father, who died in November.

“I’m trying to smile, trying to fight those tears from crying, but the Lord knows I’m dying,” Ross wrote on Instagram. “I took time off from basketball to be with the family, but with the turn of the year I’m about to pull myself out of the dark hole. My pops want nothing less. So here it is for 2022! I’m ready, that does not strike kill you, make you stronger. ”

Ross has not played since Oct. 17, when Beermen lost to finalist TNT in Game 7 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.

He then flew to Texas in November after his father’s death.

“2021 was just as devastating as they come. It started badly and I was mentally in a deep hole and I dug myself out. Then it ended with the hardest three months of my life!” “We lost my pops unexpectedly in November before the holidays, and it completely shattered me and my family.”

“I love and miss you pops. Your legacy will live forever, I promise you!”

San Miguel’s veteran point arrived in the Philippines on Monday and is in the middle of his mandatory quarantine as he prepares to participate in team training.

Ross, however, could see a later return to the pitch as the league postponed its matches in the first week of 2022 after the government put Metro Manila below alert level 3 due to the massive increases in COVID-19 infections.

Beermen was to play against Phoenix on January 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.


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