MANILA, Philippines – Jimmy Alapag, one of the icons of Philippine basketball, announced he has retired from the PBA "for good" on Thursday, November 3.
Alapag, who turns 39 next month, retired the first time in January 2015 but returned months later to play for the Meralco Bolts, a sister team of his longtime home TNT.
The 5-foot-9 guard known as "The Mighty Mouse" has had a memorable 13-year PBA career and, even as his ageing knees slowed him down, he managed to make it even better as he led the Bolts to the franchise's first-ever finals appearance in the 2016 Governors' Cup last month.
Alapag, who was the heart and soul of the national basketball team for years, also broke Allan Caidic's record for most 3-pointers made in his last PBA conference.
Rappler will speak with Alapag at 3 pm on Monday, November 7, to find out what made him retire for good and what might be next for him.
Bookmark this page to watch the interview live. – Rappler.com