Two-Time PBA MVP Considers Career Change as Taxi Driver

Two-Time PBA MVP Considers Career Change as Taxi Driver



Willie Miller PBA MVP Taxi Driver (1)(Willie Miller. Photo from

It seems that the tough times can hit and affect anyone, even an esteemed sportsman decorated with two Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards. Willie Miller, PBA MVP in 2002 and 2007 who is currently a free agent, said in an interview with that he is pondering on the idea of driving one of his four units under his AFB taxi franchise. It can be a way to keep him busy and to reduce the effect on his finances since he is currently without a professional basketball team. However, money is the not only the reason why he’s thinking of driving a taxi. He imagines it to be a fun job as well.

From his interview, he said, “Ramdam ko rin syempre yung effect sa income ng family. Ilang buwan na akong walang team sa PBA, kaya syempre yung sweldo nun, nafe-feel mo.”

Rough translation: I can fee the effect in our family income. Its been months since I played on any team on PBA so I can feel (the decline) in salary.

He added, “Magta-taxi driver na ko. May apat na unit ako ng taxi eh. Nabili ko kay Kerby (Raymundo).”

Rough translation: I’ll be a taxi driver. I have four taxis that I bought from Kerby (Raymundo).

Miller said that even when he was still playing in the pro league, he was already entertaining the idea of becoming a taxi driver. He believes that it is a fun job because he can befriend his passengers and exchange stories with them.

When he was asked if he isn’t scared of the risks of being a taxi driver, it looks like he thinks highly of people. He even said, “Mababait naman ang mga tao…”

Rough translation: People are generally nice.

Still, basketball will still be a huge part of his life. If he doesn’t receive call-ups to play soon, he also plans to hold basketball clinics for children.

Watch his full interview below. (Video credit: Snow Badua)


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Two-Time PBA MVP Considers Career Change as Taxi Driver