From 1999 to 2001, Danny Seigle won four PBA Finals MVP titles: one at the 1999 Commissioner’s Cup, one at the 1999 Governor’s Cup, another at the 2000 Governor’s Cup, and one at the 2001 All-Filipino Cup. That’s the most won by any player, and had been an unmatched record until in 2014, when James Yap tied him at four.
Seigle’s MVP titles are among many testaments to his legacy as a player for San Miguel Beer. He played with the Beermen for over a decade, and in that time, he was recognized as one of the franchise’s greats.
But in this episode of Spin Sidelines, Seigle says it almost never happened. The six-foot-six power forward originally intended to take his talents to Mobiline, where he would have played with his older brother Andy. It took a twist of fate involving Asi Taulava for the younger Seigle to eventually find his place with San Miguel.
Now that Spin Sidelines is brought to you in a podcast format, you can listen to Seigle recounting that particular twist, as well as his early years in the PBA.