Former PBA MVP Jimmy Alapag has announced that he is retiring from professional basketball “for good”, according to news reports.
The former national player made the announcement on Eric Menk’s Youtube channel.
“I’m here to announce that I won’t be coming back for the upcoming PBA season. It’s been an amazing 13 years. But I’m turning 39 next month, and having left everything that I have on the basketball court, it’s time to walk away for good.”
Alapag initially retired, but subsequently unretired and was traded to the Meralco Bolts, helping them reach their first Finals game in the 2016 PBA Governor’s Cup.
Meralco lost to Ginebra.
With his retirement, Alapag leaves the PBA as the leading three-point shooter of all time, with 1,250 three-pointers made.
Alapag has also won six championships, and was an All-Star player 11 times.
Are you a fan of Jimmy? What are your thoughts on this?