Prosper and Brownlee look like a formidable 1-2 punch.
After the EASL debacle that befell the San Miguel Beermen and the TNT Tropang Giga back in March, the PBA will get a shot a redemption in the next tournament in October, with a proposed home-and-away format that will surely test the mettle of every team.
The Tropang Giga, winners of the 2023 PBA Governors’ Cup, will get the chance to atone for their poor showing in March. And joining them this time are reigning 2023 PBA Commissioner’s Cup winners Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
In the last EASL staging, the league allowed teams to field in two imports, and if that rule remains in place come October, it will surely be interesting to find out who TNT and Ginebra will tap for the pocket tournament.
If history is any indication, Justin Brownlee will don Ginebra’s red and whites once more, especially since the EASL will coincide with the Commissioner’s Cup, which will usher in Season 48 of the PBA.
That leaves a second spot open, and it appears one import PBA fans know quite well would love nothing more than to be playing for the crowd darlings—and side-by-side with the aforementioned Brownlee.
His name is Lester Prosper.
On Saturday, Terrafirma Dyip’s resident reinforcement made clear on Facebook that he would most certainly consider playing for the PBA’s most popular ballclub, noting that “it would be an honor to rock with the Gin Kings and Brownlee."
The 6-foot-10 big man, who is one of Indonesia’s naturalized players, even implored Ginebra coach Tim Cone to “make it happen,” telling the league’s winningest coach to give him a call.
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Should Prosper get that call, Ginebra will have itself a legitimate big man who averaged 28.7 points, 15.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.1 blocks in 10 games for Terrafirma in the last Commissioner’s Cup.