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Pardo says Magnolia-SMB PH Cup Finals "sports entertainment at its best"

Rene Pardo looks forward to a classical PBA Philippine Cup clash between Magnolia and San Miguel. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--After four years, the so-called all-time "Kings of All-Filipino" are back in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.

But awaiting them is arguably the current "Kings of the Philippine Cup".

That's why Magnolia governor Rene Pardo expects a slam bang affair between his team and San Miguel when their best-of-seven titular series begins on Friday night.

"This will be sports entertainment at its best. I guarantee you," Pardo said during the pre-final press conference at the Sambokojin Restaurant in Eastwood on Wednesday.

Both the Beermen and the Hotshots hold the record for the two most numbers of championships in the all-Filipino conference at seven and six respectively with the former's three-peat enough to overtake the latter's pennants.

However, Pardo vowed that Magnolia will stop SMB from making it a unprecedented four-peat.
"Hindi namin ibibigay sa kanila on a silver platter yung championship," Pardo continued. "Gusto pa rin naming mag-champion. We're not just here for the experience. We want the championship."

In conclusion, he just said, "We just wish both teams good luck."

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