It's all in good fun, right?
Jerom Lastimosa on Sunday had his both arms raised and had a grin as big as the Pacific Ocean as the Adamson Soaring Falcons took a two-point lead, 60-58, against the UE Red Warriors with only 17 seconds left in the game.
In a span of just 11 seconds, his unbridled joy morphed into absolute shock.
Jack Cruz-Dumont nailed a cold-blooded three-pointer to give UE the advantage. Lastimosa, who stood still on the bench, looked like he had just seen a horror movie (maybe Bong Revilla's Ang Panday).
But Mathew Montebon, who should get free meals for life from Lastimosa, saved the day for Adamson. He responded with a tough three-pointer, as the Soaring Falcons escaped with a 63-61 win in arguably the best game of UAAP Season 86.
Montebon not only kept Adamson alive, setting a playoff match with the Ateneo Blue Eagles for the last spot in the Final Four, he also kept Lastimosa's college career alive.
The senior guard, who saw his final season cut short by an ACL injury, must've seen his UAAP highlights flash before his eyes after Cruz-Dumont's three-pointer. But alas, his college career wasn't over yet.
However, aside from Montebon, it appeared that Lastimosa also wanted to express his gratitude to two other teams for extending his final year.
A few hours after their win over UE, he posted an Instagram Story of a red box and a green box. He added: "I love color Green & Red! Tenchu!" He also put an emoji and a smiley (are smileys still a thing?).
It's hard to speculate, that's why we're not going to say that he was pertaining to the Red Warriors and the De La Salle Green Archers, who also kept Adamson's Final Four bid alive by beating Ateneo on Saturday.
Again, you did not hear from us that Lastimosa was pertaining to the Red Warriors and the De La Salle Green Archers, who also kept Adamson's Final Four bid alive by beating Ateneo on Saturday.
Maybe he was just referring to Christmas. Or a strawberry-matcha smoothie. Or that other unity-loving group that doesn't seem so united these days.
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Whatever it was, one thing's for sure: We're safe. Because we did not say that Lastimosa was pertaining to the Red Warriors and the De La Salle Green Archers, who also kept Adamson's Final Four bid alive by beating Ateneo on Saturday.
Adamson and Ateneo will battle this Wednesday to complete the Final Four cast.
Catch it live at 2 p.m. on One Sports, the UAAP Varsity Channel, and the Pilipinas Live app.