Twitter erupts as Barangay Ginebra reigns supreme
MANILA, Philippines – The crown is back with the Kings.
Over 20,000 basketball fans were cheering at the Mall of Asia Arena but social media users who were not able to score tickets to the game were just as loud as Barangay Ginebra dethroned defending champions San Miguel Beermen for the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup title. (READ: Ginebra finishes off San Miguel for PBA Commissioner's Cup crown)
On Wednesday, August 8, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel won their first PBA second conference title in 21 years.
BREAKING NEWS— Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) August 8, 2018
After 6 games in the #PBAFinals, Barangay Ginebra is your 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations, Barangay Never Say Die! https://t.co/SaqqdoAMJl pic.twitter.com/Vq77YOmYby
Team Bahay? No problem
Halfway through Game 6, some PBA fans were tweeting photos of where they're watching – from Team Bahay to Team Office to Team Traffic.
SOLD OUT PO YUNG TICKET. TEAM BUS KAMI HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA pic.twitter.com/firg5N7ilE— ℱ. (@_fntxo) August 8, 2018
Champions once again
Shortly after Ginebra's Game 6 victory, #BuoAngTiwalaGINEBRA became the top Twitter trending topic in the Philippines. Other keywords about the game were also among the Top 10.
Sports fans were quick to tweet their thoughts about the championship series, and congratulated the new champions for dethroning San Miguel Beermen. Twitter users were also all praises for Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson after winning the Finals Most Valuable Player award.
"Hindi ko alam kung deserve ko to, pero deserve namin mag-champion." – Scottie Thompson, 2018 Commissioner's Cup Finals MVP— Rodneil M. Quiteles (@rodneilquiteles) August 8, 2018
Scottie Thompson is one of the best two-way player right now.#BuoAngTiwalaGINEBRA— Apo Jukay (@sw33ttoothlover) August 8, 2018
Here are more tweets about the game tonight:Congrats Ginebra! - Curated tweets by RapplerSports
What are your thoughts about Barangay Ginebra's victory? Let us know in the comments! – Rappler.com