Opening day for the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup didn't feature the more popular teams in the league—well, except for Alaska—so this kind of turnout was somewhat expected:
Still, the local players and towering imports displayed the same intensity in front of a packed crowd, with the NLEX Road Warriors and the Phoenix Fuel Masters coming out on top against the Alaska Aces and the Kia Picanto, respectively. And that level of dedication was also eveident in their on-court fashion.
If there's one thing fans have missed out on by not watching these less-heralded matchups live, it's the parade of sexy in-game kicks.
KIA VS PHOENIX
Doug Kramer (PHX)
Nike LeBron Soldier 11 'White Gold Black'
Eugene Phelps (PHX)
Nike Kobe 9 Elite 'Christmas'
Glenn Khobuntin (KIA)
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 'Camo'
LA Revilla (KIA)
Nike Kobe A.D. 'White Gold'
Markeith Cummings (KIA)
Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Black Cat'
ALASKA VS NLEX
Aaron Fuller (NLEX)
Nike Kobe A.D. 'Triple Black'
Alex Mallari (NLEX)
adidas Crazy Explosive 2017
Asi Taulava (NLEX)
Under Armour Curry 3 'Chinese New Year'
JR Quiñahan (NLEX)
adidas Harden LS 'Night Life'
LaDontae Henton (ALASKA)
Nike KD 10 'Oreo'
Photography Jerome Ascano
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Spoilers ahead—read at your own risk