Former Alab teammates Brownlee, Balkman square off in June 3 PBA playdate
Former Alab teammates Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman cross paths in the PBA on June 3. Jerome Ascano

IT won’t take too long before Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman face off in the PBA.

Just a month after teaming up to lead Alab Pilipinas to a maiden Asean Basketball League (ABL) title, Brownlee and Balkman are set to play against each other when Barangay Ginebra takes on San Miguel on June 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Brownlee, called up by Ginebra on Monday to replace Charles Garcia after the Gin Kings slid to 1-3 following a double-overtime loss to Phoenix. will make his debut on June 1 against Meralco at the Mall of Asia Arena before playing against San Miguel two days later.

After making his official return to the PBA on Saturday in a loss to Alaska in Dumaguete City, Balkman and the Beermen will return to action on May 30 against Phoenix before battling Ginebra on June 3.

The two struggling teams are now banking on their former imports to turn their fortunes around.

Let's see who between Brownlee and Balkman can get it done.

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