Brgy. Ginebra’s chief playmaker LA Tenorio chalked up two more career milestones during the Gin Kings’ 101-93 victory over Blackwater, Wednesday night in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome.
The 35-year old native of Nasugbu, Batangas became the seventh player in the league to surpass 1,000 three-pointers and also the seventh to record 800 steals, as per league head statistician Fidel Mangonon. In addition, he is the second among active players to achieve the feat in both departments, after James Yap in three-pointers and Chris Ross in steals.
Tenorio finished the game with 20 points on 5/9 shooting from 3-point country and gained entry into the elite group of sharp shooters, namely Jimmy Alapag (1,250), Allan Caidic (1,242), Ronnie Magsanoc (1,171), James Yap (1,139), Dondon Hontiveros (1,133) and Al Solis (1,000).
The 4-time PBA champion earlier broke the long-standing record of Alvin Patrimonio for most consecutive games played with 596 and now has 627 and counting.
“It just shows na I’ve been in the league for quite a while. It’s an honor. I’m very honored and very blessed to be part of a group of players na na-achieve din yung milestone na yun,” said Tenorio.
“I don’t know what to say, but thankful ako sa mga blessings na dumadating, sa tiwala ng teams na pinupuntahan ko when I started playing in the PBA. Naging part ng milestone yun. I’m just very honored and thankful. Hindi naman tumitigil yun, tuloy-tuloy pa. Bibilangin pa ni sir Fidel yun. Sana marami pang mabilang,” added the 4th overall pick in the 2006 rookie draft.