PBA: Ginebra not a rival until Meralco wins a title says AD

Paul Lintag on Dec 31, 2019 09:25 AM
PBA: Ginebra not a rival until Meralco wins a title says AD
The Trilogy will officially tip off on Jan. 7 and the third installment of the classic Finals showdown should be the most intense in this rivalry. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

For the third time in four seasons, Barangay Ginebra and Meralco will duke it out in the Finals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.

The Trilogy will officially tip off on Jan. 7 and the third installment of the classic Finals showdown should be the most intense in this rivalry.

However, as far as the Meralco Bolts are concerned, it’s not much of a rivalry if they can’t win.

Behind “The Shot”, the Gin Kings won the 2016 Finals in six games. A year later, Ginebra won Game 7 in front of a record crowd of almost 55,000 fans.

“No, not yet,” Meralco import Allen Durham said when asked if they consider Justin Brownlee and the Gin Kings as rivals.

“We gotta win a championship first. And then we can call them a rival,” he added.

In meeting Brownlee with another PBA title on the line, Durham is raring to go.

If the previous two Finals are any indication, taking on Brownlee will only bring out the best in AD.

“It’s going to be fun. As a competitor you always wanna play against the best. He’s shown that he’s one of the best imports in the PBA year after year,” Durham said of Brownlee.

“It’s definitely going to be a battle,” he added.

 

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