Yesterday, October 19, a jam pack Smart Araneta Coliseum and thousands of PBA fans watching around the world witness a historic, exciting and down to wire Game 6 that ended to a buzzer beater win by Barangay Ginebra San Migguel.
With only 5.5 seconds to go in regulation, Ginebra draws their last play in the hands of their import Justin Brownlee, Sol Mercado inbounds the ball and pass to Justin Brownlee, who immediately dribble the ball at the center of the court behind the three point area and throw a Hail Mary shot that went in that sealed and gave the 9th PBA Championship of Ginebra San Miguel in franchise history.
Barangay Ginebra is the most popular team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) it starts their popularity during the era of Robert “Sonny” Jaworski and the Loyzaga brothers their motto in the game is “Never Say Die”! Whenever they play the Arena is always jam pack, especially if the team that are facing for is their arch rival?
Meanwhile, PBA’s winningest coach and two time Grand Slam Champion Coach Tim Cone, once again prove that his coaching style makes a team a title contender and Ginebra are no exemption to it.
In fact, the team had already replace and switching coaches every season despite a talented line up that always lead into a fail PBA season.
But when the management brought Tim Cone in the team the problem was finally given a solution that lead to a title. The recent Championship won by the Ginebra was the 19th Championship by Coach Tom Cone.