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Asi Taulava's retirement 'up in the air' after pandemic put Philippine Cup on hold

by Reynald Magallon, May 10, 2020 10:18pm

Just like the cloud of uncertainty surrounding the fate of the PBA's 45th Season, NLEX veteran Asi Taulava's retirement was also still up in the air due to the pandemic.

The 47-year old big man had already announced that he'll be hanging up his jerseys for good after the Philippine Cup although that plan was put on hold after the spread of the Corona Virus disease forced the PBA to a sudden hiatus.

"It's up in the air, we'll see what will happen once everything progressed, see where it goes after this quarantine," said Taulava during the league's online show "Kamustahan sa PBA" on Sunday.

"Right now everythng is just hanging in the air But im looking forward to see my teammates again but I missed the most is coach yeng's scoldings," the 20 year PBA veteran quipped.

The PBA just only had the opening game between the San Miguel Beermen and the Magnolia Hotshots before Commissioner Willie Marcial suspended the season as well as team practices in compliance to the government guidelines and protocols to contain the spread of the virus.

Taulava was one of several players who had announced their supposed retirement at the end of the All-Filipino Cup but are now also facing uncertainties regarding their future plans.

The PBA is currently in a waiting game on how the situation with COVID-19 progress in the next few months. The PBA Board had decided to wait until August before they make a definite decision on the league's fate which could either be a reduction from the three conference to a one conference format or worse, cancellation of the entire season.

For now, Taulava is taking advantage of the time he has to bond with his daughters and also keep himself and his family away from the virus.

"I'm just keeping myself busy just helping my kids around the house especially my two elder daughters that one playing volleyball one playing basketball for UP, so spend quality time with them," said Taulava.

"At the same time, try to stay negative from this virus. It's pretty scary," he added.

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