PBA: Terrence Romeo finally proves doubters wrong after winning first championship

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 16) — Throughout his pro basketball career, Terrence Romeo has been searching for the elusive championship.

The 5-foot-11 guard made a name for himself with his fancy crossovers and ability to score at will. Still, these were not enough to win him a title.

Until he joined the San Miguel Beermen this season.

However, it will be a totally different world for him as he will not be the primary offensive option in the loaded Beermen squad.

Romeo knew that being part of the storied franchise, he will be logging in less minutes than what he was used to.

As he learned to act mature over the years, the three-time scoring king understood that basketball is more than stats.

All the sacrifices he made paid off as San Miguel captured its fifth straight PBA Philippine Cup title Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

"It's hard at first. But if you already know what you want and what will be the best for the team, you'll learn to sacrifice. That's what I learned, it doesn't matter if I don't score as long as we get the win," he told CNN Philippines Sports Desk.

So what makes this Beermen team special? Romeo said it's how they elevated their game collectively.

"We treat each other like brothers. There are only positive things in this team. We push each other to be better. I'm lucky to be part of this special group," he said.

Prior to the finals series, he hinted that he will retire if he wins his first title. But after hoisting the trophy, he wants to win more.

"Not yet. It feels good to be a champion. I will work harder so I can win more titles and help my team," he said.

San Miguel remained to be the winningest team in the PBA with 26 titles.