That’s the harsh reality that other PBA teams will now face after Ginebra shed eight years of futility to finally win a PBA crown.
Coach Tim Cone, who has established championship runs in every franchise he has coached, now hopes to do the same for the Kings after Wednesday night’s 91-88 conquest of Meralco for the Governors’ Cup.
Justin Brownlee hit the deciding basket but Cone also paid tribute to LA Tenorio, the Finals MVP who kept the Kings in the thick of the fight in the second half....
The Gin Kings want to join the league of the Crispa Redmanizers, the Toyota Tamaraws, the Great Taste Coffee Makers, the Alaska Milk Aces, the San Mig Coffee Mixers and the TNT Texters with their own dynastic PBA reign.
The Gin Kings’ desire and longing to win a championship wasn’t quenched by that incredible title run punctuated by Justin Brownlee’s amazing buzzer-beating three-pointer at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night....
There was something missing after Barangay Ginebra’s PBA Governors’ Cup title win against Meralco on Wednesday night.
The balloon drop has somewhat become a tradition in every championship win in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
But after Justin Brownlee’s game-winning triple that ended the Gin Kings’ 8-year title drought, not a single balloon fell from the ceiling of the Araneta Coliseum....
Jaworski, Philippine basketball legend, was in attendance to watch his former team clinch the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup championship on Wednesday night.
The 70-year-old Jaworski also got to see Thompson in the flesh and he had nothing but praise for the 23-year-old guard and the Gin Kings squad....
Tenorio earned Finals MVP honors after averaging 17.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game in the best-of-seven series.
Though other players had their shining moments – notably import Justin Brownlee, rookie Scottie Thompson, and the "Fast and Furious" pair of Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand – there was no doubt that Tenorio was the most consistent player for the team, and a stabilizing factor for the Gin Kings....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||16||7||0.696||Champions|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||8||5||0.615||5th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||6th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||15||8||0.652||3rd|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||7||0.364||8th|