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LOOK: Magnolia players celebrate PBA title with their lucky charms

By: - Online Sports Editor / @CFColinaINQ
/ 07:55 PM December 20, 2018

Magnolia had their lucky charms with them as they celebrated their first PBA championship after four years.

On the confetti-laden floor with thousands of fans cheering in the gallery, the Hotshots cherished the long-awaited moment with their friends and family–and for guards Paul Lee and Jio Jalalon, their newborn children.

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Lee and Jalalon’s kids were born just 11 days apart and both players have played with a spring in their step since then, contributing to Magnolia’s success this season.

After a series of semifinals exits, Magnolia Hotshots got their breakthrough in the PBA Governors’ Cup and returned to the top of the PBA food chain for the first time since winning the Grand Slam in 2014.

Jio Jalalon raises his daughter Jiana Skyla in celebration after winning the PBA Govenors’ Cup title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Import Romeo Travis carries her daughter amid the celebration at Ynares Antipolo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Paul Lee poses with his wife Rubie Chua and their daughter Tokyo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Ian Sangalang enjoys a moment with his son. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

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