AFTER winning the season’s first two championships, there’s no question about what San Miguel Beer wants to accomplish next in the Philippine Basketball Association.
Still fresh from its conquest of the Commissioner’s Cup Sunday night, San Miguel Beer is celebrating yet another title but is also looking forward to doing something that has never been done in the league before.
The Beermen are eyeing a second Grandslam in franchise history, now that the golden opportunity has presented itself.
They can put themselves in the history books by being the first team to do so should they win the season-ending Governors’ Cup and win a possible second Grandslam after achieving it the first time in 1989.
“We’re celebrating and enjoying this victory, but no doubt, now, we are looking at winning the third conference for a Grandslam,” stated San Miguel team governor Robert Non following his team’s demolition of TNT KaTropa to emphatically claim another crown. “We have an opportunity for a Grandslam and we will do our best to win again.”
San Miguel Beer methodically worked its way to win the Commissioner’s Cup finals by finishing off the Tropang Texters, 4-2, in their best-of-seven showdown.
It was yet another textbook conference for San Miguel Beer, just like its Philippine Cup conquest, as it breezed through and stepped it up in crucial stretches to make sure it comes out on top once again.
The dominant Beermen have won their fifth championship over the last eight conferences and their 24th overall, the most in the league.
Furthermore, they were able to snap their 17-year Commissioner’s Cup drought. They last won this tournament in 2000.
Now, San Miguel Beer has its eyes on a bigger prize that will further establish its dynasty in this era, but its campaign for the Governors’ Cup can wait as the Beermen are first cherishing yet another triumph.
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