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2008-09 KFC PBA Philippine Cup Champions

2008-09 KFC PBA Philippine Cup Champions

Those are the words Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan is going to say today. His Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters won the 2008-09 KFC-PBA Philippine Cup. They have upsetted Alaska Aces by 4 points, 89-93 at the Araneta Coliseum last February 11.

This was history for 2 of the great Philippine basketball moguls: Chot Reyes and Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan. Reyes won his 3rd All-Filipino crown, marking the first coach in PBA history to win 3 AFCs with 3 different teams. His previous crowns include 1993 AFC with Purefoods and 2002 AFC with Coca-Cola.

Mr. MVP, on the other hand, had his first ever grandslam in his Basketball career as a mogul and a contributor. Thanks to Smart Sports.  Having previously won with Ateneo and San Beda late last year made him happy,  making him the happiest Basketball mogul in the Philippines today.

There are some players from the Texters who won their first titles as players. And here are the players; Ren-Ren Ritualo, Mark Cardona, Yancy de Ocampo, Ranidel De Ocampo, rookies Rob Reyes, Jason Castro, Jared Dillinger, and Pong Escobal, Yousif Aljamal, and Ali Peek.

There are also a few players who prevuiously won titles before this championship: Gec Chia and Gilbert Lao. The only remaining holdovers from the 2003 All-Filipino Team are Harvey Carey and Jimmy Alapag.

Those 2 missed crucial freethrows by Alaska stalwart Willie Miller made him controversial. Some said that he “point shaved” and some said, it was just pressure.

The Finals MVP is Mark Cardona.

Congrats!

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  1. Ton, ok na si Sam…

    nakalabas na sya kahapon…

    • BIanca
    • May 29th, 2009

    BELATED CONGRATULATIONS TNT!!!YOU ARE SUCH A GREAT TEAM..I KNOW IT’S A FRUSTRATED NIGHT FOR YOU..COZ YOU DID NOT GET AN IMPORTANT SLOT TO THE QUARTER FINALS..I WATCHED YOUR GAME JUST THIS NIGHT.I’M SO SAD..BUT THE THING YOU GOT ME IN MY MIND THAT IT’S NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO TAKE AWAY A 10-POINT LEAD WITH DYING 2 MINUTES..MAYBE THEY HAVE THE SHOOTING POINTS BUT THE SHOOTING FIELD GOALS IS IN YOU..YOU MAKE ME BELIEVE OF RAINING THREES ..SO IMPRESSED..STILL,CONGRATS…

  1. June 4th, 2009

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