Gin Kings ‘overwhelmed’ as Ginebra fans brave bad weather to attend victory party
Not even the bad weather kept the legion of fans of Barangay Ginebra to show their unwavering support for their beloved franchise on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Around 1,500 people showed up at Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig City as the Gin Kings celebrated their title conquest with their loyal supporters amid the stormy weather.
A total of 1,435 NEVER SAY DIE Fans braved the flood and rain and joined us in the victory party. MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA INYONG LAHAT. Ingat po kayo pauwi.#BestFansInTheWorld #NSD pic.twitter.com/VYjiFUmLz0
— Richard del Rosario (@charddelrosario) August 12, 2018
The entire Ginebra team from the players, coaches and team officials were present and made the victory party a memorable one for the fans, who got to take selfies and have some of their stuff signed.
High-flying forward Japeth Aguilar, who played through a foot injury since the best-of-five semifinals series against Rain or Shine, couldn’t be more grateful for the love Ginebra has been continuing to receive.
Grabe yung support ng fans kanina, nakaka overwhelm talaga. I know many more wanted to come but was unable to due to the weather. I hope all of you are safe. See you soon at practice or the games.
— Japeth Aguilar (@japethaguilar35) August 12, 2018
Ginebra toppled San Miguel Beer in six games to win the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship on Wednesday.
It marked the first time in 21 years that the Gin Kings ruled the league’s second conference.
Justin Brownlee, the newly-minted Best Import, and Scottie Thompson, who was named Finals MVP, led Ginebra to its third championship since Tim Cone took over as head coach in 2015.
The party doesn’t end for the Gin Kings, who will have another celebration on Monday. this time exclusively for the San Miguel Corporation employees to be held at their main office in Mandaluyong.
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