That softened the blow for Smith, saying that despite only leading the KaTropa to only runner-up finish, his sacrifices are still worth it.“I’m a dad. I obviously I want to go out there and win a championship, but it’s a different feeling when you got somebody depending on you,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I just hope when my daughter gets older, she could see that her dad did everything he could. I try to set an example. Obviously, it’s a different circumstance that I wanted, but I can’t get mad.”Smith surrendered that San Miguel was just the better team in the best-of-seven series, and it showed in the series-closing 115-91 Game 6, where TNT just got overwhelmed by the array of weapons by the Beermen. SMB coach Austria’s recipe for success View comments Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “I want to thank the fans and I want to say that this ain’t the last time they’ll see me,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TNT import Joshua Smith. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT may have lost in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but for Joshua Smith, he’s still coming home victorious.“Win or lose, I’m a winner. I get to see my daughter for the first time,” he said.The hulking reinforcement’s girlfriend Kristy gave birth to their daughter Jayden on Saturday, making him more excited to come home.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “You got to tip your hats to them. It’s not really Xs and Os type of thing. They were the better team. They won four games and you got to give them respect,” he said, as he finished the said game with 15 points and six rebounds.“They made adjustments. June Mar (Fajardo) is a three time MVP and he didn’t really play the last couple of games. That’s a sacrifice he made. That’s just them trying to win.”Smith also expressed gratitude with the trust TNT had in him, sticking with him despite his nagging foot injuries that hounded him in the championship series.“It’s been fun. Some ups, some downs. The goal at the start of the conference is to get to the championship, and we got to the championship. Obviously, we didn’t win it but like I said, you just got to get better next year,” he said.The 25-year-old vowed that this won’t be his last game for the KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.