DAVE Marcelo got to celebrate TNT’s championship in his hotel room with his teammates after missing Game Five of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup finals.
A video posted on the Tropang Giga’s Facebook page showed the entire team in Marcelo’s room celebrating. They brought with them the Jun Bernardino Trophy for Marcelo to enjoy.
Marcelo didn’t play in Game Five of the Philippine Cup finals and wasn’t even at the Don Honorio Ventura State University gym to celebrate the championship on the court.
Dave Marcelo played a crucial role along with Brian Heruela, Ping Exciminiano, Gryann Mendoza and Glenn Khobuntin in the TNT run to the title.
Although there is no official statement yet about him missing the game, it might have something to do with a fight that reportedly occurred prior to Friday’s game.
Sources bared that Marcelo was involved in a fight with Magnolia’s Aris Dionisio at the Quest Hotel in Clark where both teams are staying.
The hotel fight was just one of a few controversies that occurred in the series that ended on Friday with the Tropang GIGA capturing the title with a 94-79 win over the Hotshots.
It was Marcelo’s second title, his first was with with Barangay Ginebra in the in 2016 Governors’ Cup.