Fitness guru Rendon Labador has called PBA legend Marc Pingris a “coward” for not proceeding with his challenge of a one-on-one basketball match.
Labador previously took a shot at Gilas Pilipinas Head Coach Chot Reyes following the game versus Saudi Arabia.
“Hindi tayo mananalo sa puro paawa effect,” Labador said.
Pingris, whose name is included in the top 40 players in PBA history, was notified of Labador’s comments and challenged him to a heads-up basketball game.
“Rendon Labador … idol balita ko magaling ka daw sa basketball. 1on1 tayo san at kaylan mo gusto pupuntahan kita.” Pingris said in his callout.
Labador is expected to accept the challenge based on how he responded.
“Patulan ko ba? #1v1 Battle Of The YouTubers Boss MG exhibition game okay ka?,” he said in a September 2 Facebook post.
“Pakitanong baka na bibigla lang siya. Nagkamali siya ng hinamon,” he added.
Labador then questioned the willingness of Pingris to come through with his challenge.
“Till Monday dapat mag-decide ka na kung lalaban ka ba o hindi. Kung wala kang sagot, huwag mo na sayangin oras ko,” Labador said, calling Pingris a “coward.”
“REMINDER: Kung hindi ka pala lalaban, huwag ka nang maghahamon. Balikan mo na lang ako kapag buo na ang loob mo. Bawal ang DUWAG sa mundo!”
He made it clear to the public that it was Pingris who issued the challenge and not him.
“Guys huwag kayo magalit. Ako yung hinamon, pumalag lang ako kasi hindi naman ako duwag sa basketball. Nanahimik ako dito last week lang.
“Nasan na ba yung naghahamon ng 1V1?
“Dapat may camera para wasakan ng dangal, makita ng buong mundo sino pinakamalakas.” he wrote.
Pingris has yet to respond to Labador.