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People Still Can't Get Over Scottie Thompson's Monster Rebound
The real 'Pinoy Sakuragi'? (Sorry, Hotshots fans)
by John Paulo Aguilera | Jul 24, 2018
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The most popular basketball team in the PBA, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, advanced to the 2018 Commissioner's Cup Finals for a dream matchup with sister team San Miguel Beermen, but that wasn't what the people were talking about after the former's clincher over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Monday night.

Twitter was set ablaze by one particular sequence involving the Gins starting shooting guard, Scottie Thompson:

Thompson, who finished with 10 rebounds, six points, and three steals, is already regarded as one of the best rebounders not only in his position but also of the entire league. And there's no better reminder of that than the sight of him (6'1") snatching the board against ROS import Reggie Johnson (6'10") and teammate Japeth Aguilar (6'9").

Only the former NCAA MVP can render his legendary coach Tim Cone "speechless." Via SPIN.ph: "Seems like he was grabbing everything. Jumping over everybody. Jumping over Johnson, jumping over Almazan. I mean, my gosh, getting that offensive rebound. He is just..."

When asked about his monster rebounds, Thompson could only muster, "Tinalon ko lang yung bola kasi ginusto ko yung bola. Buti nakuha ko."

Netizens, particularly those covering the sports beat, were left in awe of his ridiculous performance.

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For some, Thompson's rebounding prowess is best described by memes starring the "Hari ng Rebound" of Slam Dunk. Sorry, Magnolia Hotshots fans, but will the real "Pinoy Sakuragi" please stand up?

 

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