Mala-Jimmy Alapag! Gilas fans rave over SJ Belangel’s shot
All it took was one wild shot from SJ Belangel at the buzzer for Gilas Pilipinas to finally break the eight-year curse at the hands of South Korea.
The game was tied at 78-all after Korea’s Lee Hyunjung buried a triple with 2.9 seconds left in the game, but the Ateneo floor general responded with a heavily-contested three-pointer at the buzzer to officially book a spot in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup.
Take a look at Belangel’s shot that sealed the deal for Gilas:
— King Rivero (@ruzcko_rivero) June 16, 2021
Because of that shot, Belangel was compared to another Gilas legend Jimmy Alapag, who also happened to drain a clutch trey against Korea as well back in 2013.
Belangel also instantly became a Gilas darling for thr fans, based on their reactions on social media.
SJ BELANGEL REALLY SAID:
“Overtime? Not for me bro” 😭#LabanPilipinas 🇵🇭
— ً (@madambrooklyn_) June 16, 2021
Sj Belangel for three! Bang!! Bang!!
— B R Y 4 N (@HambogMr) June 16, 2021
— Ni_Li 🌻 (@jhanzlycalico) June 16, 2021
This guy even filmed their overall reaction!
— Aldwin Sangalang (@aldwinsangalang) June 16, 2021