Basketball action is far from its return as the PBA is in another waiting game due to the strictly-imposed Enhanced Community Quarantine in the “NCR Plus bubble” starting Monday, March 29.
While the PBA has yet to come back since holding a successful bubble in Clark, Pampanga, Ginebra star LA Tenorio has ventured into a new journey outside of basketball.
Tenorio joined longtime pals actor Zanjoe Marudo and comedian Yubs Azarcon as content creators focused on their motorcycle road trips called D’ LaZY Road Trip, a wordplay created out of their nicknames.
D’ LaZY Road Trip premiered its first episode on March 26 and introduced the trio with unfiltered and candid interviews on how they began their prized friendship, past and present aspirations and their motorcycle conquests.
Tenorio and Marudo go along way back in high school, even before the “Teniente” starred in Ateneo de Manila University in collegiate basketball.
Tenorio had played for the San Beda College while Marudo, who rose to fame upon joining the reality show Pinoy Big Brother, used to suit up for San Sebastian College.
The Ginebra stalwart pursued a professional basketball career in the PBA, being drafted fourth-overall by San Miguel in 2006, while Marudo went after his modeling and acting career.
Azarcon, for his part, had met Marudo more than a decade ago in the primetime romantic-comedy series Lovers in Paris, a Filipino adaptation of the 2004 hit Korean drama series of the same title.
And the rest, as they say, is history as the trio re-introduced themselves as motorcycle riders who wanted to share the culture and experience in the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“[every time] na nag-momotor ka, pagkatapos mo mag-motor, automatic nasa memory mo ‘yon. ‘Di mawawala ‘yon (Every time you ride a motorcycle and finish the run, it’s automatically an unforgettable moment for you), said Tenorio, a six-time PBA champion. “Mas madali mong makikilala ang isang lugar na naka-motor o kaya mas makikilala mo ‘yung kultura n’ong lugar (You can easily know the place or learn its culture when you ride a motorcycle).
Tenorio, Marudo and Azarcon also served as executive producers for D’ LaZY Road Trip.
The 36-year-old Tenorio is also a member of the PBA Moto Club, a group of PBA personalities — active and retired — who share the love for big bikes and long road trips.