A plethora of sentiments from netizens and celebrities about the recent salacious “basketbrawl” made rounds on the web, with most people claiming that Gilas Pilipinas should have restrained themselves and acted professionally. But for the “Queen of all Media” Kris Aquino, the athletes’ act was their way of showing nothing short of “unity” and “bayanihan.”
Initially, the veteran star shared that she isn’t acquainted with each of the players. Still, she pointed out that Gilas should remain to receive all-out support from fellow Filipinos for their relentless efforts to make the motherland proud.
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“I don’t claim to be close to them, but [at]coachot [Chot Reyes, head coach of Gilas Pilipinas] has been kind to me. I’ve seen Coach Jong [Uichico, Gilas Pilipinas deputy coach] at the Meralco Chapel, but I’ve never met [at]tbvrome07 [Terrence Romeo]. But we did watch what transpired over & over again, even in slow-mo…”
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Kris went on.
“The team is suffering enough, and they have given so much effort for our country. Hindi ba natin sila pwedeng damayan at suportahan ngayon na kailangan nilang maramdaman na ang mga Pinoy hindi nang-iiwan ng kapwa Pinoy? Wag naman sanang mabura ng ilang minuto sa isang gabi ang lahat ng magagandang alaala nung mga panahon na dahil sa #GILAS naging taas noo tayo.”
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Finally, Kris then stated she would still choose the current Gilas lineup if she’s given a chance to do so.
See how netizens reacted to Kris’ statement.