There's a reason why Brownlee dunked on that kid in viral streetball video

Paul Lintag on Mar 04, 2018 12:55 AM
Why did Brownlee dunk on that kid in the viral video?
With Alab teammates Josh Urbiztondo and Lawrence Domingo, plus a handful of others watching, Brownlee ended up playing a certain Ryce Cañete Aguirre 1-on-1. The footage was uploaded to Aguirre's Facebook account.

You might have seen that viral video of Ginebra and Alab Pilipinas import Justin Brownlee playing street basketball with a local Pinoy kid on social media.

If you haven't yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. It was pretty cool.

With Alab teammates Josh Urbiztondo and Lawrence Domingo, plus a handful of others watching, Brownlee ended up playing a certain Ryce Cañete Aguirre 1-on-1. The footage was uploaded to Aguirre's Facebook account.

Justin told ABS-CBN Sports that the whole thing was random as his group came from a Philippine Super Liga match at the San Juan Arena last March 1 and just spotted the makeshift court with some guys playing.

"I just asked them if I could join them, play 1-on-1. They were like sure come on, so we just played a little bit, I had a good game against the kid, I had some fun over there," Brownlee said.

The two-time PBA champion import may have had too much fun and he was caught on tape dunking on his overmatched opponent a couple of times.

However, there's a good and funny reason for that.

"See the thing about it, he had some footage where he was crossing me up a little bit and I don't think they really got that," Brownlee said.

"So I had to get some payback man, but it was just all fun. I had fun out there with the kids," he added.

Now beloved by Filipinos for his stops with Ginebra and his current stint with Alab, Brownlee says he's just trying to give some love back to the fans that have embraced him here in the Philippines.

He's actually looking forward to do more for his fans in the future.

"It feels great. The fans here, they love Ginebra and they've grown to love me as well," he said. 

"Anytime I can give back and get some type of joy to a fan or a kid who just likes basketball, I'm all for it. That keeps me going and it keeps me happy as well," Brownlee added.

If you somehow missed the viral video, click here to watch it. It was pure awesomeness.

 


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