Brownlee on hearing Ginebra chant in the ABL: "That was very special"

Paul Lintag on Jan 03, 2018 11:10 PM
Brownlee on hearing Ginebra chant:
Yes, what you heard was the familiar "Ginebra" chant Wednesday night at the San Juan Arena.

No, you were not watching the PBA. You were definitely watching the ABL.

Yes, what you heard was the familiar "Ginebra" chant Wednesday night at the San Juan Arena.

Why? Well, Ginebra folk hero Justin Brownlee was on deck to reinforce the Alab Pilipinas who finally put together its first winning streak of the new ABL season.

"That was very special," Browlee said on the massive Ginebra chant in the second half that was triggered by him nailing back-to-back three-point shots to give Alab a 66-63 lead over the Westports Malaysia Dragons.

"I know I'm here in Alab, this is a great team, a great organization and a great company and everything and have great sponsors, it’s always gonna feel great to hear that chant no matter where I am," he added.

Brownlee made good account of his ABL debut, posting his usual Ginebra numbers of 29 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and two blocks.

He did all of that while not being 100 percent, which is amazing really.

"I got to admit, it’s a little difficult. Just being jetlagged and coming in, playing with these guys without any practice but the guys made it easy for me and Balkman," he said.

However, being back in the country, Brownlee is excited how the the team will move forward. Alab is now 2-3 for the season after back-to-back wins.

"It’s great man, the team is a great team, great group of guys. They went out there and played hard. It’s fun and exciting just being in front of the crowd and being back in the Philippines is very exciting for me," Brownlee said.




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