They may have a crappy nickname.
I bet if people rant on their service, the first thing they’ll bash is their nickname.
Just like technology, basing a moniker from a technological achievement is not going to sit well in a span of two to three years. First, they were the Mobiline Cellulars. Then, the Mobiline/Talk N Text Phone Pals. Then, Tropang Texters... then, KaTropa... and now, Tropang Giga.
Sure, their team uniforms register well in front of the camera... there must be a generic, tekkie moniker for them to use!
But for TNT Tropang Giga (ugh), RR Pogoy played like a beast.
Opening the PBA Bubble with 45 points, eight rebounds, and ten triples, RR Pogoy is like… awesome. If you still doubt the superstar status of the former FEU baller, then this game should be your eye-opener. Before Jayson Castro took over, Pogoy gave the Alaska Aces hell by scoring at will regardless of range. Sure, Bobby Ray Parks did not play in this game and for some reason, JP Erram still thinks he needs to please Yeng Guiao by playing like a bully… but Pogoy scoring 45 points in a league that hardly gets 20+ scorers in a season, this is a big deal.
And the scary thing about this is that TNT got 28 points from resident scoring machine Jayson Castro. Just imagine if The Blur didn’t go 2-for-8 from long distance?
When was the last time two locals scored 30 or more points in the same game?
Now imagine Castro, Parks, Troy Rosario, Erram, and Pogoy unleashing hell on their foes? Sure, TNT just lost Kelly Williams to retirement and a bunch of their players were reserves in their previous teams but the team they have at the moment could be something to watch out for in the arena crowd-less future.