After leading Barangay Ginebra to another title, Justin Brownlee would be the first to admit that he feels right at home here in the Philippines.
“I feel more like a Filipino the longer I stay here. I love it here,” Brownlee said.
That feeling shouldn’t come as a surprise given how warm the legions of Ginebra fans have welcomed Brownlee with open arms in the two years he’ve spent in the country.
Leaving the country on Tuesday, Brownlee couldn’t help but feel emotional as he leaves what he felt his second home once again.
But the 6-foot-7 forward is keeping his fingers crossed that the Gin Kings will give him a call to return to the Philippines anew next season.
“Hopefully, I could return pretty soon. I definitely would love to play the second and third conferences. I don’t think (Ginebra) has decided yet, but hopefully, I’ll be back, for sure,” he said. “I’m just trying to relax right now, reflect a little bit, and take it from there. But Ginebra will always be my priority.”