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Justin Brownlee relishes ‘unbelievable feeling’ of successful gold for Philippines

Gilas Pilipinas' Justin Brownlee celebrates gold medal win in SEA Games 2023. –TEAM PH POOL

Gilas Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee celebrates gold medal win in SEA Video games 2023. –TEAM PH POOL

Justin Brownlee powered by way of in his first full marketing campaign for Gilas Pilipinas and got here out of it hoisting a medal.

He’d do it over again, warmth, humidity—and linoleum flooring be damned.

“I’ll play in any sort of surroundings so long as it doesn’t kill me,” Brownlee informed reporters with a smile shortly after the Philippines’ golden victory within the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

“I really like representing the Philippines. It’s been very particular to me and my profession. I’m prepared to simply hold repping the flag,” he went on.

“Hopefully, it doesn’t get to situations [like this again], but when (they) do current [themselves again], a minimum of we’ve expertise now.”

Enjoying goat after falling prey to dehydration and cramping in Gilas Pilipinas’ first encounter with the hosts, Brownlee kicked it up a notch. He was large within the semifinal conflict towards Indonesia and was additionally key within the 80-69 conquer Cambodia within the gold medal sport Tuesday evening, main the best way with 23 factors.


Gilas Pilipinas players lift head coach Chot Reyes to celebrate the SEA Games 2023 men's basketball gold. –TEAM PHILIPPINES POOL

Gilas Pilipinas gamers rejoice the SEA Video games 2023 males’s basketball gold. –TEAM PHILIPPINES POOL

Brownlee mentioned he solely felt higher adjusted when the ultimate horn at Morodok Techo Nationwide Stadium rang.

“[Only when] we received the gold medal to be sincere,” he mentioned. “Until the clock ran out. I positively wasn’t glad with simply having an excellent efficiency or wanting good myself. I satisfaction myself as a crew participant and you already know, the crew’s success is my success identical to everyone else.”

“When that clock hit zero, then I felt essentially the most progress, identical to successful a championship or now a gold medal. It’s an unbelievable feeling,” he added.

Brownlee, a beloved import within the PBA enjoying for the favored Barangay Ginebra franchise put this SEA Video games victory on high of all of the successful moments he’s been in all through his profession.

“I gotta put this on the high. Enjoying for Ginebra is really particular. There’s nothing prefer it,” mentioned the American who granted Filipino citizenship by means of naturalization earlier this yr.

“However I’ve to say that about representing and placing on this Pilipinas jersey? There’s nothing prefer it. It’s an unbelievable feeling. Once you received the entire nation behind your again supporting you, the extra you do nice and also you simply sort of feed off that power and provides it your all.”

“I satisfaction myself in giving all of it on the market and leaving all of it on the ground and like I mentioned earlier than—The Filipino satisfaction, that’s what it’s all about. Win, lose, draw… we go away all of it out on the ground. And no matter occurs, we stay with it,” he mentioned.


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