The Ynares Sports Center, Antipolo was stunned at the sight of a Mikey Williams playing warm ups prior to the PBA Philippine Cup match between TNT and Converge, just Sunday.
In an era of spontaneous pranks all over social media, league athlete turned prankster in a cosplay of Mike Williams by Roger Pogoy fooled many, inciting shock, then laughter across the bleachers.
When you see it…
The well known jersey number 5 of the marvelous Filipino American guard was strutted on the hard court by the witty Pogoy. Early birds were caught off guard at the sight of a seemingly normal warm up session between Tropang Giga and FiberXers energetically heating up the ring with practice shots pre game. Except it was not normal with Williams on board.
Many were awfully sold to the prank thinking that it was indeed Williams not Pogoy throwing blazing shots and agile crossovers through the hard court and amongst the other players. Mikey, whom they thought was back, is supposedly in the states on an indefinite rest.
A post of the dupery was captured and instantly uploaded online via online personal social media platform of Carlo Pamintuan of TV 5. Check it out and laugh for yourself.
The shroud of humor lifted
It’s a prank. Well played. Asked about the photo and its mysteries (and humorous possible hints), if it was Williams or him, Roger Pogoy replies with a possibly cryptic “Secret.” The prank was short and sweet; the rest of the Tropang Giga marched into the court officially. Pogoy wears his number 16 jersey and clears the prank out.
TNT officially confirmed with a disclosure that Williams – the previous and recent Rookie of the Year – was actually still in the United States. An issue on the renegotiation of his contract with the mentioned franchise proves to remain as a major setback. Thus keeping Williams’ return on hold.
On a serious note, the actual sight of a legit Mikey Williams holds to be a tangible possibility. A major turn of events reveals that after 43 long days of bargaining and haggling, TNT and Williams’ camp has finally come to terms.
It seems that Williams got what he wanted. An agreeable deal. However According to insiders, the dissatisfied star’s contract is worth well over P1 million per month for at least two years. Obviously basketball superstars are the real deal. Basketball superstars especially A class athletes have significantly greater demanding powers.
And the catch is? Despite the settlement, we have yet to see the actual Williams on the court. The big guy is taking and biding his time.
For now, we get to laugh at a prank starring a faux Mikey Williams.