THE conference like no other has come to an end. And for the first time since 2007, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel has emerged as All-Filipino champs.
‘#WeAreGINE13RA’ — an excellent hashtag that plays on both Ginebra's 13th title in the league, and the 13 years since they last won in the Philippine Cup — trended on Twitter as the league’s biggest fanbase rejoiced from the virtual stands.
'Ginebra', 'Pringle', '#PBAFinals', and (even briefly at the start of the third quarter) 'Erram' also made it in the social media platform's trending list all throughout the tense game.
TnT put up a valiant fight as Poy Erram and RR Pogoy gritted their teeth against the odds, but the undermanned Tropa ran out of gas as the Gin Kings outlasted their opponents, 82-78.
Almost 330,000 viewers tuned in the final three seconds, as eventual finals MVP LA Tenorio took two free throw shots that sealed the deal.