Don't worry, Joe Devance doesn't like Meralco either
Paul Lintag on Oct 08, 2017 11:19 PM
"You know, I don't want to say we hate each other, but we hate each other." -- Joe Devance on Ginebra and Meralco's brewing rivalry.
Joe Devance heard Jared Dillinger's request and says he's coming after the veteran swingman and the rest of the Meralco Bolts.
Following their sweep of Star in the semifinals, Dillinger made it known that he wants another shot at Ginebra in the Governors' Cup Finals.
Well, the Gin Kings are through the the Finals after Sunday's Game 4 win over TNT, setting up the highly-anticipated rematch.
Devance heard Dillinger's request and has made it known as well that the barangay is coming to defend its crown.
"Yeah. I'm a heel, I'mma hit Dillinger, I'mma punch him right in the stomach," Devance said, channelling his inner Stone Cold Steve Austin.
"Nah, I'm just playing. You know, it's all in good fun, good sportsmanship, you know it's competitiveness. You know we're just gonna come out and fight, whatever team wants it more is gonna get it," he added immediately afterwards, breaking kayfabe.
After last year's instant classic in the Finals, a new rivalry has been brewing between the Gin Kings and the Bolts.
And now, both teams finally meet in the playoffs once again, with a new title at stake.
"You know, I don't want to say we hate each other, but we hate each other," Devance said.
"I mean, MVP, Mr. Ang, I mean it's just how it is. If we thought this [series vs. TNT] is gonna be a battle, this next series is going to be a battle. We're full aware of the challenges that they're gonna present to us, see what happens," he added.
Game 1 of the Ginebra-Meralco Finals rematch will tip off on October 13 at Lucena. Get excited.
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