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Tension is gone. Heated debates are over. Finally, the Most Valuable Player award goes to our idol, Mark "The Spark" Caguioa. And I really like it when my previous blog post sounded like a prophetic gesture for the whole barangay. (Ginebra's consolation prize: Mark Caguioa Govs' Cup BPC and MVP award)
11 years in the making and I can't believe it up until now. Pero nung nakita kong bihis nang todo si Mark, parang naramdaman ko na. At long last, we can call him MVP without any trace of doubt. I can't imagine how fans will chant "M-V-P" when Caguioa steps into the free throw line as Ginebra plays again in the season opener of the PBA.
You know what? I thought the Jaworski jersey retirement helped a lot, especially when we all saw the passing-of-the-torch-bro-fist between the two Ginebra icons. With that, Caguioa got a lot of attention from the players, fans and media that propelled Mark to win his Govs' Cup BPC which paved the way to his first MVP award.
But the main reason why Mark Caguioa won is his maturity. MC47 played consistent basketball all through out the season and he transformed himself into a great Ginebra leader. Remember when Mark Caguioa was sidelined for one year (2008-2009)? People thought that was the end and he won't be the same anymore even if he comes back. Pero nakabalik sya, with flying colors pa. That was the game changer for Mark. He changed his approach on how he handles basketball, people and life as a whole.
He could've won it before, but God knows better. And he needed those obstacles in his career for him to realize that he's got to change his outlook in life. Now he's our MVP, no one can take that away from him.
One thing a basketball player must learn is to put everything on the court and don't think about filling the stats sheet. Mark Caguioa did that. And he got the reward his fans have long been waiting for.
Long overdue. Well deserved. For Ginebra fans, we want more! A championship or another mvp award will do. Hindi ako demanding.
I'm hearing some news MC47 will create a twitter account to thank his fans. That would create history for sure, he got more than a million votes in the PBA Online poll, what more in the twitter universe? Ginebra fans dominate in every category!