JAMES YAP: 1 MORE YEAR IN PBA AMID POLITICAL CAREER
Rain or Shine guard James Yap still wants to play in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) for a year amid running for a government post.
Yap is running for councilor in San Juan under the banner of incumbent Mayor Francis Zamora, making it his first time to join politics.
“Siguro one more year sa PBA,” Yap said.
The PBA superstar said he sought the approval of the league before entering politics.
“Nagpaalam ako sa PBA kung puwede ako tumakbo, sa management ng Rain or Shine. Sinabi naman nila, puwede,” said Yap. “Ano raw plano ko, kung magre-retire na ba ako?”
“Ang sabi ko naman, pwede bang kung papalarin ako, habang councilor ako sa San Juan, pwede ba akong maglaro sa PBA? Ang sabi naman nila pwede raw,” he added.
Meanwhile, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial confirmed that Yap asked for their approval and there are no PBA bylaws that barring players to run for public office.