Kelly Williams rides ‘Angkas’ to beat traffic for TNT game

first_imgAs if traffic along C-5 Road in Taguig City wasn’t already horrible as it is, what made things worse on Wednesday night was a fire that razed a residential area around the time when Williams was on his way to Araneta Coliseum in Cubao coming from his home in Alabang for a 7 p.m. game against Blackwater.READ: Pogoy lifts TNT past BlackwaterFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Coming from the South, I got to Taguig in about two and a half hours and I heard there was a fire on C5 and I was like, “Oh my god what am I going to do?” Williams told reporters after TNT beat Blackwater.Fortunately for Williams, his driver offered an idea that may not be ideal for the 6-foot-6 PBA star but was too hard to pass up. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed “My driver said check Angkas, an Uber for motorcycles. Okay. Quickly got out of the car in the middle of the C5, the middle of traffic, found this guy under the overpass, he was surprised to see me. I got my helmet on, jumped on the bicycle and we got here for about 40 minutes,” said the chiseled Williams smiling.“Every stoplight, the other motorcycles pull up, double take, “Oh, what are you doing here?” “Hi guys!” It was fun, it was actually pretty fun but never again, make sure you plan ahead guys if you possibly get stuck in traffic. But it was a good experience for me. You get to see Manila in a different light. It was fun.”The 35-year-old Williams said he was getting desperate at that time and had even thought about crazy ways just to get to the game on time.“Anything. I considered running, I considered jogging. Whatever you got to do, crawl, walk or run. It was a good experience though, thank you to the cyclist. I think his name is Richard or something like that, he’s a lifesaver,” said Williams, who arrived at the Big Dome midway through the first quarter.Williams has had a colorful career, having won the PBA title six times and an MVP award plus several All-Star selections, but there was nothing like surviving the ride of his life.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES New coach wants to see better speed, power, accuracy from Lady Maroons TNT forward Kelly Williams smiles while sharing his “comical” experience riding a motorcycle to beat traffic and get to the game on time. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netThere’s a first time for everything.Even for someone as punctual as TNT forward Kelly Williams, who has never been late coming into a game throughout his 12-year career, his time was up.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “It’s just a comical situation, I’ve never done that in my entire career or been late like that for a game. But you know, 1 in 12 or 13 years isn’t bad, I’ll take it. It’s a good experience, fun,” he said.He atoned for his tardiness with a solid performance, finishing with six points, six rebounds and four blocks.“You got to come out there with extra effort after coming in late like that. But it’s always my intention to come out and do whatever I have to do. Luckily I was in a good position to get some blocks and it worked out that way.” Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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