How long does Justin Brownlee want to play for Ginebra?

Delfin Dioquino
How long does Justin Brownlee want to play for Ginebra?

Alvin Brian Go

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

MANILA, Philippines – Justin Brownlee will be forever etched in Barangay Ginebra’s storied lore after helping the team notch its 3rd PBA championship in the last 6 conferences.

Brownlee again emerged as the brightest star as the Gin Kings dethroned the San Miguel Beermen to become the new Commissioner’s Cup kings. 

The squad’s legion of fans have grown fond of the American import, and if he would have it his way, he would be spending his entire playing career with the Barangay.

“Man, I wish forever,” he told reporters when asked how long does he see himself playing for the league’s crowd darlings. 

“I hope for a long time, you know, but I’m just going to see how it goes.” 

It’s safe to say that Brownlee will be staying with the Gin Kings in the near future. 

In Ginebra’s title-clinching 93-77 Game 6 win of the best-of-7 affair, the 30-year-old delivered a herculean effort of 31 points, 19 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 blocks and two steals. 

In those 6 finals games, Brownlee did not once have a bad game as he averaged a jaw-dropping statline of 31.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1.7 steals.

He has now won 3 titles in the 4 conferences he played in the PBA since 2016 and he has gone a perfect 3-of-3 in the finals – earning praise from fans as the greatest Ginebra import ever.

“Man, that’s a great compliment. I definitely love the compliment. You know I don’t like to think of myself like that. I just want to keep doing good, and just keep working hard, and whatever comes with that, you know I’ll take it,” he said. 

Work is not finished for Brownlee as he returns for the Gin Kings in their bid to defend the Governors’ Cup title they have won the past two years.

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.