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Semerad versus Semerad

As soon as the final buzzer sounded, two players wearing different uniforms but bearing a striking resemblance to each other embraced playfully as they left the Smart Araneta Coliseum floor last Wednesday night.

This show of brotherly affection is nothing new for Filipino-Australian twins David and Anthony Semerad, who were both on the floor in the waning seconds of TNT KaTropa’s series-tying 102-97 win over the San Miguel Beermen.

Twins Anthony Semerad of TNT and David Semerad of SMB. Inquirer.net photo
But considering the fact that they’re playing for teams looking to extend their winning tradition in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the gesture is a welcome sidebar to what has been a highly physical series between the flagship teams of the San Miguel Corp. conglomerate and the group controlled by tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan.

“Whatever is on the court, we leave it there,” says David. “Off the court, we’re family.”

When TNT and San Miguel arranged the championship duel, the 26-year-old Anthony and David also made history in the 42-year-old league by becoming the first twins to go up against each other at this stage of the tournament.

But if their parents, Roman and Evelyn, had it their way, they’d rather see their sons playing in one team, like when they were kids growing up in Brisbane up until their college days at San Beda, which the 6-foot-4 twins helped to four NCAA senior championships.

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/254436/semerad-versus-semerad

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