Gilas Pilipinas Team Captain Jimmy Alapag joined Cleveland cavalier’S Kyrie Irving in the cover photo of FIBA’s official Facebook page posted on Wednesday.
The Mighty Mouse, who led the national team to its historic win against Senegal after 40 years of victory drought in the world championships, was pictured in an iconic celebratory growl.
The photo, which was posted on Wednesday, also includes Serbia’s Miloš Teodosić, Spain’s Angela Salvadores, Turkey’s Işıl Alben and Senegal’s Gorgui Dieng.
The cover photo is part of the yearend commemoration of the most iconic moments of the year in international basketball with the caption “What was your favorite FIBA moment of 2014?”
Despite only winning one game, Gilas Pilipinas became won the heart of the crowd during the World Cup, dazzling the competition with their unexpected plays and “puso”.