PBA 3x3

Pressure for Gin Kings 3×3 to carry Ginebra banner

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Pressure for Gin Kings 3×3 to carry Ginebra banner

Barangay Ginebra 3x3. PBA Images

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Mikey Cabahug, Jollo Go, and Hubert Cani seek to live up to the expectations of Barangay Ginebra and its legion of fans as they see action in the PBA 3x3

Donning the Barangay Ginebra colors comes with a distinct set of pressure and responsibilities.

Just ask the Gin Kings’ Mikey Cabahug, Jollo Go, and Hubert Cani as they represent Ginebra in the inaugural PBA 3×3 season tipping off at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Saturday, November 20.

“For me, the pressure is different when you’re wearing the Ginebra jersey,” Cani said in a mix of English and Filipino.

“A lot of people expect that we will play well.”

But Cani also sees the pressure as an opportunity for him, Go, Cabahug, and Ken Holmqvist to prove their worth as they look to make it to the 5-on-5 league of the PBA.

Cani got drafted by Blackwater in 2019 but did not suit up for the team in the PBA just like Cabahug, who was picked by Ginebra in 2017 but failed to make the final roster.

For Cabahug, it is their responsibility to continue the winning tradition of Ginebra, which has won five PBA championships over the last five years.

“We’re going to make sure that the fans are going to be proud of us,” Cabahug said. “We’re going to fight.”

Meanwhile, Go views his Ginebra stint as a second chance in his basketball career after being one of the cuts by the La Salle Green Archers in 2019.

“We’re extremely blessed. Not everyone can get a chance like this,” Go said. “I make sure that I’m doing my best.”

Ginebra is bunched with the Meralco Bolts 3×3, the Sista Super Sealers, and Terrafirma 3×3 in Pool B. – Rappler.com