June 14, 2024

PBA: James Yap continues storied career with Blackwater

PBA: James Yap continues storied career with Blackwater
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Two-time PBA Most Valuable Player James Yap finds a new home in Blackwater.

Team owner Dioceldo Sy confirmed this development when he posted a picture of Yap donning the Bossing's colors.

“Welcome to blackwater bossing !! (sic)” Sy wrote in the caption.


The much-awaited news came days after the 41-year-old cager ended his seven-year stay with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

“After much prayer and reflection, I have decided to end my journey as an Elasto Painter,” he posted on Instagram.

With Rain or Shine, he wasn't the same player who had been the face of the league for many years. But his stint with the Elasto Painters meant a world to the franchise that it is planning to retire his no. 18 jersey

It was with the Purefoods franchise where Yap became a household name, though.

After being drafted second overall by the team in 2004, he went on to win two MVP plums and seven championships, including the Grand Slam with coach Tim Cone. Then, to the surprise of his legion of fans, Yap was shipped to Rain or Shine for Paul Lee.

But now the player-turned-politician gets to continue his storied career in the PBA with the Bossing.