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    Big Lakers fan Justin Brownlee thrilled to play alongside Odom at Mighty

    Jan 29, 2019
    PHOTO: DJ Cubangbang

    JUSTIN Brownlee said Mighty Sports has what it takes to go all the way in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament.

    Brownlee said the mixture of talent built around him and fellow imports Lamar Odom and Randolf Morris has what it takes to give Dubai rivals a run for their money.

    “I think this team has a lot of energy, some young guys who can run up and down the court, can score, and just great energy all around," said the American import.

    "With the veteran guys like Lamar and Mo (Morris), I think we got a really good chance of winning the tournament in Dubai,” said Brownlee.

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      Brownlee, who has competed in the same tournament in 2017 for Mighty Sports, in under no illusion that competition in Dubai will be easy.

      “I remember going to the tournament in 2017. The team was very good, very talented, and very experienced. Some of the teams have been playing together for a while. It’s not easy but I really think we can do it if we play together, go out and play what Charles (Tiu, Mighty Sports coach), asks for us,” said Brownlee.

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      Brownlee admitted he is still far from the form he wants to be, having been out of action since the end of Barangay Ginebra's campaign in last year’s Governors’ Cup.

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      “Definitely have to get better conditioning because pretty much, to be honest, once I was done with Ginebra a few months ago, I was taking it easy and just trying to rest my body. Give me a few days, a week or so, I’ll be back, close to back when I was before,” Brownlee said.

      Being a Los Angeles Lakers fan, Brownlee said it is also an honor to play alongside Odom.

      “He is definitely one of my favorite players all time. I’m a big Laker fan and I definitely enjoy watching him, Kobe (Bryant), and the rest of the Lakers win those championships. It’s an honor for me and a blessing to share the court with him,” Brownlee said.

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