Jefferson, who was expelled after the KBL sabotage controversy, heads to the top in the Philippines… up to the triple-double
Ronde Hollis Jefferson was kicked out of KBL due to a sabotage controversy. He is currently having his best season in the Philippines.
Jefferson’s team, TNT Tropang Giga, will play the 6th game of the PBA (Philippine Professional Basketball) Governor’s Cup Final against Barangay Ginebra on the 21st (Korean time). The series is leading with 3 wins and 2 losses, so if you win Game 6, you will become the first Governors Cup champion in club history.
TNT is a team familiar안전놀이터 to KBL fans as well. There is a history of participating as a PBA representative with San Miguel Beerman at the last EASL Champions Week. At that time, TNT faced Seoul SK and lost 69-80.
TNT’s ace Roger Pogoi is out due to a broken finger. However, Jefferson is leading the victory without being pushed at all in the competition with Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee.
Jefferson recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in 47 minutes and 12 seconds in the last 5 games. When Brownlee showed symptoms of food poisoning and left during the game, Jefferson did not miss this opportunity. In the end, it is on the verge of disrupting the series balance and stopping Hinebra’s Governor’s Cup Three-Pit.
In the Philippines, where speed and firepower are important, Jefferson’s play style goes well with him. In particular, TNT is the hottest team in the Philippines. It can be seen that 100 points per game were ‘molded’ in attack rather than defense enough to pass lightly. After Jefferson joined, TNT’s firepower became stronger and eventually they were able to aim for their first Governor’s Cup victory.
On the other hand, Jefferson played the 2022-23 season at KCC in Jeonju, but failed to adapt to the league environment and caused controversy over slowdown by showing an insincere attitude at the last minute. In the end, KCC had no choice but to leave.
Jefferson, who was an ugly duckling in the KBL, became a swan in the PBA. In the end, there was a league that was suitable for one’s body.