Justin Brownlee is moving on from "The Shot"

Paul Lintag on Oct 08, 2017 10:18 PM
Justin Brownlee is moving on from
"A lot of people still talk about it but this is a new year, new conference. Whatever we did last year, it doesn't matter in this time. I'm just trying to move forward from that. It was a great memory, nothing can take that away, but I'm just moving on." --- Justin Brownlee on "The Shot."

Brgy. Ginebra fans will never forget "The Shot" obviously, after all, it ended the team's miserable eight-year drought without a championship in the PBA.

However, as the Gin Kings prepare to defend that same title against Meralco in a Governors' Cup Finals rematch, the man responsible for "The Shot" says he's trying his best to move on.

Because fixating with the things that happened in the past might hamper the way things go in the present and in the future.

"I definitely remember it but I'm just trying to move on from it," Brownlee said, talking about his booming three over Allen Durham in Game 6 of the 2016 Governors' Cup Finals that won the title for Ginebra.

"A lot of people still talk about it but this is a new year, new conference. Whatever we did last year, it doesn't matter in this time. I'm just trying to move forward from that. It was a great memory, nothing can take that away, but I'm just moving on," he added.

Already playing his third conference with the Gin Kings and making his second PBA Finals appearance, Brownlee added to his Ginebra legend as he led the barangay to a rousing Game 4 win over no. 2 seed TNT Sunday.

Brownlee set a new PBA career high of 46 points, 28 in the second half, and hit another booming three in the fourth quarter that broke the series' final deadlock.

"I didn't know it was going to be that kind of night," Brownlee said of his career outing.

"I did feel good [going in] but the team, they just gave me great confindence, keeping me aggressive and just telling me to close this thing out," he added.

 


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