Larry Fonacier has always been the consummate pro: not too flashy, not too demonstrative, not needing the spotlight too much. He's not the quickest player out there, and certainly not the most athletic. He doesn't show up in the list of Talk 'N Text's statistical leaders; there are five TNT players who have higher scoring averages than his 10.74 for the recently-concluded Philippine Cup, he's only the fourth-best rebounder, and fifth-best in assists.
But the one thing he did have during the Tropang Texters' recent run to the Philippine Cup championship was consistency. He was the only player on TNT's expanded roster who appeared in every single one of their 28 games. Additionally, you knew what you would get out of him each time he stepped on the floor. There were no bad or "off" games for the guy known as the Baby-faced Assassin.
In the finals against Powerade, Fonacier averaged a little over 16 points a game (six more than his conference average), hitting double digits in all butRead More »from Fonacier proves that nice guys don’t always finish last