•‘ ME TIME’ for PBA bigs
WITH summer time right around the corner, a lot of people are already looking ahead to have some rest and recreation time.
But imagine thinking about that and playing competitive basketball as your day job.
Now, put yourself in a position with that factors and being seven-foot tall.
How different would that be from how the ordinary guys relax?
Basically, not much.
Seven-feet tall Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra said, ‘‘I just relax in my room.”
Gregzilla trea- sures the luxury of having his room as his comfort zone where he takes time to have some ‘‘ me time.”
‘‘I got a nice place with a nice view, and it’s very solitary. It’s just a nice place where I can gather my thoughts,” he said.
June Mar Fajardo shared this regimen of finding comfort in his own room.
‘‘Wala naman akong ibang ginagawa kundi matulog at humiga,” the Krak- en shared with a laugh.
“Lahat ng pang-entertainment, nabili ko na. Home theater, PSP, PS3, PS4. May PC pa ko, may laptop pa ko. Lahat na, andun sa kuwarto ko para di na ko lumabas.”
On the rare times he opts to go out of his ‘‘entertainment room”, the 6-foot-10 Beermen center finds himself at the swimming pool.
‘‘Minsan, magbababad lang ako sa pool tapos tinitignan ko yung mga building. Mag-iisip isip tapos tinatanong ko sa sarili ko, ’Bat ako napunta dito?’,” he said, igniting another set of laughs.
Maybe there aren’t much of a difference when these big guys get older.
Air21’s Asi Taulava shared, ‘‘I just go home, ice down and eat healthy.”
The 41-year-old is keen to prove himself to the league that he can still hang on with the young bigs despite being one of the forces in the paint for the past decade.
He said, ‘‘The most important thing for me right now is to eat something healthy, so that way, your body doesn’t spend too much time digesting food.”
‘‘I’m 41 and everything is adjusting and changing.”
Despite being the league’s eldest statesman, Taulava’s R-andR is still focused of getting himself in a better position to further extend his playing career.
‘‘ I got to go out there and wrestle,” he said. ‘‘ Its all in the brain now. These guys are athletic, and I can’t take anything away from them.”
‘‘Right now, its playing with your mind, and playing smart.”
HOMEBODY THE SMB behemoth spends time inside his room.