No MVP award yet? Devance couldn’t care less

August 20, 2020

Joe Devance has yet to win a major individual award in all his playing years since coming in as the PBA top draft selection in 2008.

He couldn't care less. He's not bothered. He has no regrets.

"I'm sure there's a lot of players that want to get the MVP and stats and stuff like that. I just don't happen to be that type of player," the Barangay Ginebra forward told Sports Page in One Sports.

There are those who are more about winning championship.

He's part of the gang.

He's among the players with the most number of championships won in the last decade, being a part of each of the 10 title runs of coach Tim Cone since 2010.

He's there as Cone won his last crown with Alaska Milk in the 2010 Fiesta Conference. He's a key piece as Cone steered B-Meg/San Mig Coffee to five titles. And he's also there as Cone brought his winning ways over to Barangay Ginebra.

But in all those winning moments, he missed a major ware, settling for citations as member of the Mythical Second Team thrice.

As he is willing to take the backseat and let the others take the spotlight.

But he's surely an important piece, making impact as a team player, import defender, clutch shooter and in watching his teammates' back.

And he has solid numbers with career averages of 11.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists through 2019.

For him, nothing beats winning a championship. (SB, PBA Website)