Mila’s Lechon’s first foray in Philippine basketball is not going the way they would want. The controversial club team has therefore decided to pull the plug on the Mighty Roasters.
The league made the announcement on Monday afternoon.
Four games into the 2018 Aspirants Cup, the Mighty Roasters have lost all of their outings by an average of 26.25 points. Their worst loss came last February 8, a 55-102 defeat at the hands of the Zark’s-Lyceum Jawbreakers.
The loss came under question after Zark’s head coach Topex Robinson shared during the post-game conference that some Mighty Roaster players had been egging the Jawbreakers to jack up the scoreline.
“We don’t have control of how they play basketball. What we have control [is our own],” he said. “We don’t have control of what the other team will do… Kasi again, basketball has been good to us and we want to give back to basketball.
“And the people here came to watch us play, so we’re here to give them what they came here for. So we’re gonna play our basketball no matter if they (other team) don’t wanna play basketball.”
This led to a league investigation, summoning head coach Jesse Recardo on Friday and the players on Monday afternoon.
It was deemed that the wins of the JRU Heavy Bombers, Perpetual Altas, Gamboa-St. Clare Coffee Lovers, and Zark’s-Lyceum will be nullified.
Mila’s has vowed to field a better and more competitive team come the Foundation Cup.