Who knew the Filipinos’ love for basketball could get this intense?
Last week, a Cleveland Cavaliers fan in Zamboanga City was killed by his Golden State Warriors-loving cousin after being stabbed in the stomach.
It all started when the victim, Henry Macapili, 28, and the suspect, Marvic Macotocruz, 25, were discussing the results of Game 3 of the NBA finals over drinks on Thursday night.
The suspect told GMA News’ Balitanghali Weekend that his cousin, a fan of Cavs star Lebron James, got pissed and allegedly began punching him.
The Warriors had won the game with a 110-102 score earlier that day, its third straight win in The Finals on their way to a sweep over the underdog Cavs.
Furious, Macotocruz went home to grab a kitchen knife, returned, then allegedly stabbed his cousin’s stomach.
The Philippine Star reported that Henry’s sister, Renevie Rose Macapili, 18 years old, was also injured, getting stabbed in the thigh when she tried to step in and stop the fight.
Senior Supt. Allan Nazarro, the city’s police director, told The Philippine Daily Inquirer that Henry was taken to the Zamboanga City Medical Center but declared dead on arrival.
Macotocruz has been arrested and was detained in Zamboanga City Police Station 7.
In his interview with Balitanghali Weekend, Macotocruz said that he regrets killing his cousin and that he is ready to face charges.
Ironically, he was wearing Lebron’s Cavaliers jersey while being interviewed inside the jail cell.
If only he’d been that supportive earlier.