Heated tune-up game between Calvin Abueva's Alaska and Christian Standhardinger of Gilas Pilipinas turned to an altercation as the veteran Abueva showed the newbie a bit of his feisty personality.
After the game reporters talked to both players.
Calvin Abueva jokingly said that he is just introducing himself as Abueva but gives credit to Standhardinger as being a tough person. He wanted to prepare the newbie for more potential incidents like this and the type of play of the Philippines. But it was nothing personal.
Christian Standhardinger was also cool during the interview and downplayed the incident. He mentioned that it was all emotion.