LOOK: Ginebra fans brave rains for championship celebration
MANILA, Philippines – Leave it to Ginebra fans to prove that "never say die" doesn't just stop with the players.
Even as Metro Manila continues to get ravaged by rains and floods due to the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding (Yagi), fans still packed the Ginebra Fans Day and championship celebration in Ortigas on Sunday, August 12.
In return, the recently crowned PBA Commissioner's Cup champions repaid their rabid fan base who filled the 1,500-capacity venue with their own downpour of appreciation.
There was a pre-event concert by 6Cyclemind...
... elaborate entrances...
...and a display of champion-caliber dance moves. Sort of.
Legendary coach Tim Cone also took to the mic to personally thank the fans in attendance.
Commissioner's Cup Best Import Justin Brownlee, meanwhile, was a man of few words. But he let his actions speak loud and clear instead.
Finally, the players broke meet-and-greet tradition to instead mingle with the fans up close and personal to end the program.
The PBA Governor's Cup already starts in five days on Friday, August 17, but the Gin Kings still arrived in full force to give back to their die-hard supporters.
Skipping one day of practice wouldn't hurt. – Rappler.com