The drama that occurred between the Gilas Pilipinas and Australian Boomers basketball teams recently left us all struck dumb. Even celebrities and other sports enthusiasts who have been watching live from their homes were “shookt,” either out of delight or shame. It’s been a long time since a brawl this big involved the Philippines, after all. Not to mention that this is not just some barangay league, but the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifier!
It’s pretty expected then that some of the biggest names in showbiz would react on what the Internet has dubbed the “basketbrawl”. Without further ado, here are 15 stars who weighed in on the controversy on Twitter.
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Sports enthusiast Gretchen Ho gave a fair observation about the fight.
CNN Philippines Sportsdesk Anchor Charles Tiu shakes his head at the “embarrassing” brawl.
Meanwhile, Fil-Australian actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith chooses no side.
Former Gilas Pilipinas captain Jimmy Alapag condemns the fight, but assured that he still got his Gilas brothers’ backs.
Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehman had no words.
Singer Paolo Valenciano, who was watching the game in his home, was concerned about Baser Amer, Gabe Norwood, and Junemar Fajardo. The three were the only players who didn’t join the fight.
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Point Guard L.A. Tenorio also shakes his head.
L.A.’s teammate Solomon Mercado didn’t look too happy about the game.
Like Paolo, Spongecola frontman Yael Yuzon lauds Amer, Norwood, and Fajardo.
“Mr. Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano is “so very embarassed.”
Good point, Marcus Douthit. (In case you didn’t know, Douthit is an American-Filipino basketball player who currently plays for Hanoi Buffaloes.)
Meanwhile, Laguna Hero Jai Reyes had a pretty sound argument.
San Miguel Beerman Alex Cabagnot only has one word to describe the brawl.
Now we understand why Columbian Dyip star player Ronald Tubid is called The Fearless.
Magnolia Hotshots assistant coach Jason Webb also praised Baser, Fajardo, and Gabe for doing the right thing.
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