We have finally reached the Finals of our Champion of Champions tournament. We are now down to the last two championship teams within the past decade. And it is time for the fans to decide who was the best of the best.
In the semifinals, the San Miguel teams ripped both Talk ‘N Text teams to shreds. The 2006-07 Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings beat the living day lights out of the recently crowned three-peat TNT champion squad. In the other semifinal match-up, the Purefoods Chunkee Giants of the ’05-’06 season did the same against the ’08-’09 Tropang Texters.
So this is where we lay. With two teams fighting it out for the right to call themselves the Champion of Champions. And it had to be these two teams. It had to be Ginebra and Purefoods. It had to be Manila Clasico.
So who is will be the people’s champ? That is for you to decide.
Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings (2006-07) vs. Purefoods Chunkee Giants (2005-06)
Manila Clasico in the Champion of Champions. Can’t get any better than this. These two teams are one year apart and yet in both Philippine Cup playoffs, they didn’t play each other. Imagine if they did.
Well, now you can.
Depth, check. Size, check, Talent, check. These two teams are more than capable of walking away from this with the ultimate Perpetual trophy. It is now just up to you to decide which one it will be.
Ginebra or Purefoods. The question has been going on for years. It is now time to settle it.
Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings (2006-07)
PG – JJ Helterbrand – 13.1 PPG, 4.7 RPG, and 8.5 APG
SG – Mark Caguioa – 24.6 PPG, 4.9 RPG, and 4.4 APG
C – Rafi Reavis – 8.3 PPG, 8.5 RPG, and 0.9 APG
PF – Rudy Hatfield – 15.4 PPG, 11.6 RPG, and 2.7 APG
SF – Sunday Salvacion – 9.3 PPG, 4.4 RPG, and 0.8 APG
Eric Menk – 12.7 PPG, 8 RPG, and 2.2 APG
Ronald Tubid – 8.8 PPG, 2.9 RPG, and 1.3 APG
Purefoods Chunkee Giants (2005-06)
PG – Noy Castillo – 6.4 PPG, 2 RPG, and 1.7 APG
SG – Roger Yap – 7.6 PPG, 3.8 RPG, and 3.9 APG
C – Kerby Raymundo – 15.2 PPG, 9.9 RPG, and 3.2 APG
PF – Marc Pingris – 11 PPG, 11.1 RPG, and 1.3 APG
SF – James Yap – 20.1 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 1.1 APG
Richard Yee – 7 PPG, 5.2 RPG, and 0.6 APG
Jun Limpot – 7.5 PPG, 3 RPG, and 0.3 APG
Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings (2006-07) or Purefoods Chunkee Giants (2005-06)?
- Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings (2006-07) (69%, 2,051 Votes)
- Purefoods Chunkee Giants (2005-06) (31%, 922 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,973