Dynamite Danny found his spark again against old team

Paul Lintag on Feb 14, 2017 08:24 AM
Dynamite Danny found his spark again against old team
Although injuries and old age have robbed Seigle of his "Dynamite" status and his spot with San Miguel, the 40-year-old forward turned back the clock Sunday as his new team, the TNT KaTropa, battled the Beermen in Game 3 of their best-of-7 semifinal series.

Long before June Mar Fajardo roamed the paint as San Miguel's Kraken, the Beermen already had an explosive big man capable of scoring points in bunches.

That big man went by the name of Danny Seigle.

And although injuries and old age have robbed Seigle of his "Dynamite" status and his spot with San Miguel, the 40-year-old forward turned back the clock Sunday as his new team, the TNT KaTropa, battled the Beermen in Game 3 of their best-of-7 semifinal series.

Seigle only suited up for a grand total of six minutes in TNT's 98-92 victory for a 2-1 series lead but Dynamite Danny provided the highlights in the fourth quarter after scoring a pair of crafty layups.

He also blocked the 6'11" Fajardo twice, the last one being the 300th of his career making him the 49th PBA player to achieve that career milestone.

"It's another milestone that I guess I can look back and be proud of. I'm not always known for my defense, mostly on my offense," Seigle said who averages 15.2 points per game for his PBA career that has spanned almost two decades now.

"I guess [it's] a little more special because he [June Mar] is the biggest guy in the league," he added.

Seigle famously played for San Miguel for the first 10 seasons, winning seven championships with the team and four Finals MVP awards.

He was dealt to the then Air 21 Express during the 2010-2011 season. He later wound up with TNT in 2013.

Playing the Beermen again obviously brought back some good times.

"I have great memories [with the Beermen], some of the best memories,' Seigle said.

 

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