Desiree Cheng had an opening day message for her 'fave' Kib Montalbo

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 11, 2017 11:31 AM
Desiree Cheng had an opening day message for Kib Montalbo
'Faves' (Photo courtesy of @kibmontalbo on Instagram)

UAAP Opening Weekend is in the books, and among those that managed to get their first win of the season was the reigning and defending men's basketball champion De La Salle University. 

The Green Archers survived an FEU comeback to come away with a 95-90 win, Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena, even without the services of MVP Ben Mbala. 

One of the guys that stepped up in Mbala's absence was none other than team captain Kib Montalbo, who finished with another all-around performance with 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in just 20 minutes of action. 

More impressive was the fact that 'The Man of Steal' had just come from a viral illness that actually ruled him questionable for opening day. But as Montalbo said, there was no way he was sitting the season opener out

It was a definite show of heart from the Bacolod native, but we kinda think this had something to do with it as well...

Hours before gametime, reigning Season 79 women's volleyball Finals MVP Desiree Cheng posted a little opening day message for 'her fave'. 

The two have been linked dating back to the Season 79 women's volleyball finals, when Montalbo was spotted wearing a Cheng jersey shirt. Since then, '#KibRee' was born.

(WATCH: Desiree Cheng talks about #KibRee)



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 A little inspiration indeed goes a long way. 

Congratulations to the DLSU Green Archers on their opening day win!

Here's to an exciting UAAP Season 80 ahead! 

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