PBA 43 Review: San Miguel Beermen, the best ever?
Paul Lintag on Jan 08, 2019 12:57 PM
For all the things that the San Miguel Beermen went through this season, including not winning another Grand Slam, itís still pretty evident that they are indeed the best team in the PBA today.
The PBA's 43rd season was a loooooong one.
Seriously, it started December of 2017 and it ended December of 2018. That's 12 months of almost non-stop basketball.
But with the current PBA season finally drawing to a close, it's time we look back at how each team fared in 2018.
Today, we take on the San Miguel Beermen.
THE BEST EVER?
Not winning a Grand Slam once again may be considered to be a disappointment to some but overall, the Beermen once again dominated in 2018 and San Miguel’s status as the best team in the PBA is still intact.
Despite not winning a Grand Slam though, San Miguel’s status was the greatest team ever even got a huge boost.
The Beermen won the Philippine Cup again and they’re now the reigning All-Filipino champions for a record four straight years and it wasn’t even close in 2018.
That has never been done before and it has never been done since. The Beermen have truly entered the Best Team Ever debate just because of that achievement.
While the rest of the season didn’t exactly pan out, with the Governors’ Cup proving to be their downfall for the second straight season, San Miguel was still in the Finals of the Commissioner’s Cup to properly defend their title.
For all the things that the San Miguel Beermen went through this season, including not winning another Grand Slam, it’s still pretty evident that they are indeed the best team in the PBA today.
They also might be the best team ever in history.
San Miguel BEERMEN in the 2017-2018 PBA season
Philippine Cup: 8-3 (1st place)
Commissioner’s Cup: 6-5 (6th place)
Governors’ Cup: 6-5 (6th place)
Overall: 20 wins and 13 losses. Three playoff appearances, 2 semifinals, 2 Finals, 1 CHAMPIONSHIP.
POST DRAFT NOTE:
Unlike last year, the Beermen didn’t do much in the PBA Draft but what they did after was the things that made noise.
After multiple trades, San Miguel has added Terrence Romeo and Paul Zamar and reacquired Ronald Tubid. The Beermen also tapped Jimmy Alapag to join their staff.
The rich literally just got richer and considering the fact that Christian Standhardinger will play in his first Philippine Cup conference, everyone else might only be playing for second place in the All-Filipino.
The Philippine Cup is for the Beermen to lose.
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