JD wants to win a championship for ailing grandma

October 11, 2017

Meralco forward Jared Dillinger will ride a wave of emotion and determination in their title rematch with Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Governors Cup finals unfolding Friday in Lucena.

His most special inspiration to perform in the title playoff is his grandmother in the United States who's in critical condition.

"For me, it's been a tough couple of months. My 'Mamang' is fighting to stay alive to watch the finals. If we win, it would be for her. All goes out to her," said Dillinger.

Dillinger and his teammates also want to win it for team governor Al Panlilio.

"At the start of the conference, we got together and talked about winning the tourney for Governor Al who's very much involved with planning and everything in our team," said team manager Paolo Trillo.

Panlilio has been out for a while now attending a medical condition.
Dillinger also has his deep desire to beat Barangay Ginebra.

"I've been waiting too damn long for this. This is what we wanted - finals rematch," said Dillinger, longing for this title match with the Kings.

Dillinger missed the Meralco-Ginebra title duel last year due to an injury.

"Dillinger has come out a dozen of times telling the media how they hate us. I don't think we hate them. So they're prepared and ready," said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.

A five-time champion with TNT KaTropa, Dillinger wants a championship ride with the Bolts.
Sponsored content: