Justin Brownlee - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Justin Brownlee


Fourth-quarter Brownlee back as Ginebra stays alive

Jul 31, 2019 - 8:16 AM

Limited to 7 fourth-quarter points combined in the last two games, Justin Brownlee comes alive late to help Barangay Ginebra prevent a sweep by TNT

ALIVE AND KICKING. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra avert elimination. Photo from PBA Images

With Ginebra on verge of exit, Brownlee says never-say-die spirit key

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Barangay Ginebra is a loss away from being dethroned as PBA Commissioner's Cup champion by TNT

EXTEND. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra seek to stave off elimination the next time they face TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee, Jones toe-to-toe in Best Import race

Jul 27, 2019 - 2:47 PM

As fate would have it, Justin Brownlee and Terrence Jones also go head-to-head in the semifinals as Barangay Ginebra and TNT clash in the best-of-five series

BEAST IMPORTS. TNT's Terrence Jones and Ginebra's Justin Brownlee lead the pack. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee tips hat to Jones for stellar defensive work in Ginebra loss

Jul 26, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Justin Brownlee scores just a single point in the final quarter after being hounded by Terrence Jones as Ginebra surrenders Game 1 to TNT

REVENGE. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra eye a bounce-back game against TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee wary of Magnolia fightback as Ginebra takes Game 1

Jul 20, 2019 - 11:11 PM

As history suggests, Magnolia can be extremely dangerous coming off a defeat, especially when Ginebra is on the other side

CLASICO SHOWDOWN. Justin Brownlee knows it will not be easy for Barangay Ginebra to close out Magnolia in their best-of-three quarterfinals duel. Photo from PBA Images

'Not good news' for Ginebra as San Miguel or Magnolia awaits

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:59 PM

Barangay Ginebra braces for a grueling quarterfinals against either San Miguel or Magnolia – teams that won a championship in the last two conferences

WAXING HOT. Justin Brownlee heads into the playoff coming off a scorching 50-point performance. Photo from PBA Images

Like Mike: Cone compares Brownlee to Jordan in Clasico explosion

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee puts on a scoring clinic against Magnolia and almost finishes with a triple-double

BEST IMPORT. Justin Brownlee dazzles as Barangay Ginebra punches playoff ticket. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra star Brownlee blames self despite 4th-quarter outburst

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:07 PM

Justin Brownlee goes hard on himself even after scoring all but one of Ginebra's 22 points in the final period

SCORING OUTBURST. Justin Brownlee admits he needs to get more of his Ginebra teammates involved. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee gets Cone thumbs up for potential Gilas stint

May 26, 2019 - 11:30 PM

The Barangay Ginebra coach says the beloved import can 'change a team'

HEART OF A FILIPINO. Justin Brownlee hopes to represent the Philippines someday in the international stage. Photo from PBA Images

PBA player agent Sheryl Reyes dies

May 11, 2019 - 8:27 PM

She was known for bringing in quality imports in the PBA, serving as agent for Justin Brownlee of Barangay Ginebra and Renaldo Balkman of San Miguel

GONE TOO SOON. Sheryl Reyes dies of cervical cancer. Photo from Reyes' Instagram account (@femaleagentsr)

Mighty Sports-PH clinches Dubai semis berth

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Behind Justin Brownlee and Juan Gomez de Liaño, Mighty Sports-Philippines drubs Iraq to march to the Final Four versus Al Riyadi

TEEN SENSATION. UP standout guard Juan Gomez de Liaño pumps in 21 points in Mighty Sports-Philippines’ do-or-die quarterfinal duel. Photo from Mighty Sports

Justin Brownlee for Gilas in World Cup qualifiers? It could happen

Dec 04, 2018 - 3:35 PM

With the Philippines fighting for its life in its World Cup bid, Yeng Guiao says the Barangay Ginebra import is an option for naturalized player

FILIPINO AT HEART. Justin Brownlee has expressed his desire to become a naturalized Filipino. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: Ginebra import Justin Brownlee joins fiesta celebration

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:28 PM

The 30-year-old American has professed his love for the Philippines and he is showing it off the court

WELL-DESERVED REST. Justin Brownlee begins his break from basketball by joining a fiesta celebration. Screenshot from Ronald Celestra's Facebook page

Brownlee's naturalization in the works with filing of House bill

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:39 PM

House Bill No. 8106 endorses the Barangay Ginebra import to become a naturalized Filipino

PINOY AT HEART. Justin Brownlee had previously expressed his desire to become a naturalized Filipino. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel boss Ang to sponsor Brownlee's naturalization

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:55 AM

Winning his third PBA title in the two years he has been in the Philippines, the American import has expressed his desire to be a Filipino

DEEP LOVE FOR THE COUNTRY. American import Justin Brownlee wants to be a naturalized Filipino. Photo from PBA Images

Justin Brownlee wants to be a naturalized Filipino

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:38 PM

'I wish I could live here year-round,' says Ginebra's popular import

SECOND HOME. Justin Brownlee sees himself living in the Philippines even after his basketball career is over. Photo from PBA Images

How long does Justin Brownlee want to play for Ginebra?

Aug 09, 2018 - 12:54 AM

The do-it-all import has now won 3 PBA championships in 4 conferences

WINNING CULTURE. Justin Brownlee steers Barangay Ginebra to the team's 3rd championship in the last 6 conferences. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Justin Brownlee takes home first Best Import plum

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The Barangay Ginebra reinforcement edges San Miguel's Renaldo Balkman and Rain or Shine's Reggie Johnson for the award

FIRST. Justin Brownlee wins his first Best Import of the Conference plum in 4 tours of duty in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

Last thing Brownlee expects in PBA Finals is another blowout

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:53 PM

The import is bracing for tougher duels between Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel after the first two games ended with a combined margin of 53 points

BOUNCE BACK. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra aim for a bounce back game after absorbing a 25-point beating in Game 2 against San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

LA Tenorio all praise for red-hot Brownlee

Jul 28, 2018 - 9:22 AM

The Barangay Ginebra point guard says Justin Brownlee is the best import he's ever played with in the PBA

UNSTOPPABLE. Justin Brownlee powers Barangay Ginebra to a rousing 127-99 romp of the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Brownlee plays near-perfect game as Ginebra thwarts San Miguel in Game 1

Jul 27, 2018 - 9:52 PM

(UPDATED) Justin Brownlee finishes with 42 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds and two blocks for the Gin Kings

'Brothers for life' Brownlee, Balkman duke it out in PBA Finals

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman, the one-two punch in Alab Pilipinas' title run in the ASEAN Basketball League, will be on different sides this time

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Justin Brownlee (left) and Renaldo Balkman aim to lead their respective teams to the promised land. File photo from PBA Images

Renaldo Balkman wins one over 'brother' Justin Brownlee

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The two imports put on a show in a game that saw San Miguel hold off Barangay Ginebra in an overtime classic

DUEL. Renaldo Balkman goes up against Justin Brownlee for the first time in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

Friends turned foes: Brownlee, Balkman headline Ginebra-San Miguel duel

Jun 03, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The ultra-talented imports vow to put on a show in a game pitting two of the league's most famous squads

BROTHERLY RIVALRY. Renaldo Balkman (right) says he considers Justin Brownlee as his 'brother.' File photos from PBA Images

Justin Brownlee on skidding Ginebra: 'We can't be lackadaisical'

Jun 01, 2018 - 11:10 PM

The Gin Kings are on the lower echelon of the league after crashing to their 4th loss in 5 games

NO BREAKS. Justin Brownlee says Barangay Ginebra needs to develop a sense of urgency. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco zaps Ginebra, spoils Brownlee's PBA return

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:09 PM

Justin Brownlee's triple-double goes down the drain as the Gin Kings absorb their 4th loss in 5 outings

FLEXING. Arinze Onuaku posts 24 points, 23 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks for the Meralco Bolts. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra brings back Justin Brownlee as import in Commissioner's Cup

May 21, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Brownlee seeks to provide the same winning tradition he has developed with the squad after steering the Gin Kings to back-to-back Governors' Cup titles

'Trust me, it’s not over yet,' Balkman says as Alab targets bounce-back win

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The former NBA player wins ABL Defensive Player of the Year, but his team fails to defend home court

BIG THREE. Renaldo Balkman, Justin Brownlee, and Ray Parks vow to lead Alab Pilipinas to a road win. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Even after a 46-point explosion, Brownlee counts on Alab teammates

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:57 AM

'One man can't do it,' says the former Barangay Ginebra San Miguel import as Alab Pilipinas shoots for a 2-0 finals series lead

HERCULES. Alab coach Jimmy Alapag describes Brownlee's 44-minute performance in Game 1 as a “Hercules-type” effort. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Brownlee drops 46, ties Balkman's scoring record in Alab's Game 1 win

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:01 PM

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas slips past Thailand's Mono Vampire to take a 1-0 lead in the ABL title series

SCORING MACHINE. Justin Brownlee teams up with Renaldo Balkman for 87 points. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Despite historic ABL win, coach Jimmy Alapag thinks Alab still 'far from sharp'

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Discontented coach Jimmy Alapag looks to do “a lot of homework” for Game 2 despite San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' groundbreaking victory over Saigon Heat in quarterfinals of ASEAN Basketball League

MY FAULT. Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag faults himself for what he thinks was a lackluster game despite their victory over Saigon Heat in Game 1 of the ABL quarterfinals. File photo

Westports Malaysia Dragons stun streaking Alab Pilipinas in ABL

Mar 04, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The heartbreaking setback ended the 8-game winning run of Alab Pilipinas

HALTED. Despite the presence of Renaldo Balkman, Alab Pilipinas slips in the Asean Basketball League. Photo from Alab Pilipinas Facebook

Justin Brownlee excited to play for Ginebra again

Mar 03, 2018 - 10:03 PM

'I always want to go out and play with those guys,' says Justin Brownlee after seeing Barangay Ginebra pull off a triple overtime win over Rain or Shine

EXCITED. Justin Brownlee looks forward to donning the Barangay Ginebra jersey again. Photo by PBA Images

Alab escapes CLS Knights for second straight win

Jan 20, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Alab Pilipinas continues its winning ways in the ASEAN Basketball League

Balkman, Brownlee power Alab Pilipinas to 3rd straight victory

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Alab Pilipinas avenges their lackluster performance against the Slingers in their last meeting

SPARK. Renaldo Balkman sparks the Alab Pilipinas offense in the second half. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

With Ginebra or Alab, Justin Brownlee loves the Philippines, and the feeling is mutual

Jan 04, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Justin Brownlee loves the Philippines so much, he jokes about wanting to be the next Gilas import

BACK IN PH. After knocking down back-to-back triples for Alab Pilipinas, Brownlee was showered with "Ginebra" chants from the sizable crowd. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alapag kept his 3-year promise to bring Balkman back to PH basketball

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Jimmy Alapag first spoke to Renaldo Balkman about playing again in the Philippines at the 2014 World Cup. It came to fruition Wednesday in San Juan

RETURN TO PHILIPPINES. 'I’m still thanking [Alapag] because he kept his promise so I’ll keep my promise to him of winning a championship,' says Renaldo Balkman. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Renaldo Balkman comes up big in his Alab Pilipinas debut

Jan 03, 2018 - 11:20 PM

Balkmans shows what he is capable of in Alab's victory over the Dragons

PEACE. After his incident in the PBA, Balkman has gone one with his basketball career in peace. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balkman, Brownlee make immediate impact as Alab Pilipinas defeats Malaysia

Jan 03, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Alab Pilipinas ends a 3-game losing streak as Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman make their presence felt in the ABL

RETURN. Renaldo Balkman was victorious in his first game in the Philippines since being banned from the PBA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Renaldo Balkman will return to PH basketball with Alab Pilipinas

Jan 01, 2018 - 2:50 AM

Balkman and Justin Brownlee will reinforce the Tanduay Alab Pilipinas team in the ASEAN Basketball League

BACK IN THE COUNTRY. Renaldo Balkman will try to redeem himself with Filipino fans in his first stint in the Philippines since being being banned from the PBA. Photo by Pedja Milosavljevic/AFP

After repeating as Govs’ Cup champs, Brownlee wants to remain a Gin King

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:03 PM

After winning two championships with Ginebra, the journeyman import has carved his niche in franchise lore

HOME TEAM. Justin Brownlee bounced around different leagues before finding his home with Barangay Ginebra. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra continues streak, overcomes rival Star in overtime

Sep 03, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Ginebra has now won 6 straight games to grab the solo lead in the elimination ladder of the season ending conference

OVERTIME. Down 92-95 with 2.5 seconds to go, the Hotshots sent the game into overtime. Photo by PBA Images

WATCH: JC Intal posterizes Ginebra's Justin Brownlee

Apr 01, 2017 - 8:51 PM

Intal put Brownlee on a poster in the first half when he finished a steal with a thunderous dunk against the import s defense

NASTY. JC Intal throws down a nasty one against Justin Brownlee. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee to be Ginebra's import for next two conferences

Mar 01, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Justin Brownlee will arrive in the Philippines on March 6

HE'S BACK. Justin Brownlee will play for Ginebra in the upcoming Commissioner's Cup and Governors' Cup conferences. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Justin Brownlee supports Ginebra in do-or-die game vs Alaska

Feb 07, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Brownlee is courtside to support his former teammates as they try to extend their Philippine Cup

SUPPORTIVE. Justin Brownlee watches Ginebra take on Alaska. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

The 2016 Rappler Sports Awards

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Through these awards the Rappler Sports team honors the achievements of Filipino athletes and remember the iconic – and even questionable – moments of the past year

Brownlee's childhood dream comes true with Ginebra game-winner

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:27 PM

Justin Brownlee lives his boyhood dream of making that big game winning shot

BIG MOMENT. Justin Brownlee runs down the court after making the big game-winning 3-pointer in Game 6. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The Ginebra championship as told by social media

Oct 20, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Fans post multiple angles of Justin Brownlee s buzzer beater that sealed the deal for BarangayGinebra

GINEBRA NATION. Ginebra's heart-stopping victory translated to excitement in social media

WATCH: Justin Brownlee hits 3-pointer to clinch championship for Ginebra

Oct 19, 2016 - 10:50 PM

With thousands of fans all on their feet inside the Big Dome Ginebra wins its 9th championship in franchise history

CHAMPIONSHIP 3-POINTER. Justin Brownlee saves the day for Barangay Ginebra. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra import Brownlee battles cramps as he adjusts to PH

Jul 25, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Justin Brownlee plays limited minutes in his first game for Ginebra but comes up with 31 points and 13 rebounds despite suffering cramps

CRAMPS. Justin Brownlee, Ginebra's import, battles cramps in his first game for the team. Photo from PBA Images