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Chongson says throat gesture not for La Salle: ‘It’s slaying the ghost’

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When the final buzzer had sounded after UE’s conquest of La Salle Saturday, Red Warriors active consultant Lawrence Chongson was seen doing anunorthodox celebratory celebration on the sidelines.

As he walked towards his bench, the flamboyant tactician was caught doing a cutting motion towards his throat while sticking out his tongue.

Later in the evening, Mikee Reyes, who called the game, was able to talk to Chongson during a chance encounter at the emergency room of Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City of all places.

According to Chongson, it was his way of showing that they have overcome their losing streak.

“Wala yun. It’s slaying the ghost of our losing streak,” Chongson told Reyes.

The win snapped UE’s three-game skid in the UAAP Season 82 Men’s Basketball Tournament while also ending the school’s four season-long drought against La Salle.

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And it came via dramatic fashion as the Red Warriors needed the heroics of Rey Suerte and an inspired performance by Neil Tolentino to overcome their tormentors, 89-88.

Moreover, Chongson also shared that he has nothing against the Green Archers, saying that he will never disrespect his alma mater.

“I love La Salle! Animo! Lasalista ata to.”

This win was extra special for Chongson as it proved that UE will no longer be pushovers under his watch saying, “Masarap. Nabunutan ng tinik sa dibdib.”

For now, Chongson hopes that the headaches that have been bugging him over the past few months will be gone by night’s end.

Here’s the full video courtesy of Mikee Reyes:

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