ROBERT Jaworski, the man behind the never-say-die mantra of Barangay Ginebra, declared his undying love for the same franchise that has become synonymous to him.
The 70-year-old ‘living legend’ of Philippine basketball watched the deciding game of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals between the Kings and the Star Hotshots to show his all-out support to the team as it bids for a first finals appearance in the all-Filipino conference in over a decade.
“Alam mo naman ang Ginebra tahanan ko na 'yan and you always support your family,” Jaworski shared to SPIN.ph after arriving at the Mall of Asia Arena at halftime of Game Six.
The Kings led the Hotshots, 45-36, when the former senator reached the venue, saying he got caught in a massive traffic on his way to MoA.
Asked how it feels he’ll be watching his former team again, he joked, “Kita mo nakapula nga ako,” referring to his red long sleeve polo worn under a flesh-colored coat.
“At naka-short ako (sa loob). Baka maglaro ako.”
Jaworski was welcomed by close associate Reli de Leon and SMC Business Communications Corporate Affairs officer Yvette Katigbak-Ambrocio.
Chants of 'Jaworski! Jaworski! Jaworski!' greeted him inside as he made his way to the patron seat just behind the Ginebra bench.
Jaworski also watched Game Six of the Governors Cup finals between Ginebra and Meralco, and saw his team win the championship at the buzzer behind the game-winning three-pointer of import Justine Brownlee.
The victory ended the Kings’ long eight-year title drought.