There’s no doubt in James Yap’s mind that Terrence Romeo is the future of the PBA.
“Sa nilalaro ni Terrence ngayon, I think future siya. Alam ko yung feeling na ganoon, na sobrang taas ang kumpiyansa niya,” Yap said.
Yap had a first hand look on how deadly the two-time Scoring Champion can be as he was one of the bevy of Elasto Painter defenders who tried, and failed, to stop Romeo from nabbing a new career-high 44 points in GlobalPort’s 117-99 win over Rain or Shine on Sunday.
“Actually, magaling talaga at mahirap bantayan. Nandoon na yung kumpiyansa, tapos nandoon pa yung coach na tiwala sa kanya at hinahayaan ka lang gawin yung mga gusto mo,” he said. “Kaya rin sobrang hirap bantayan ng player na ganoon. Feeling mo nun, sobrang laki ng ring pag ganun kataas ang kumpyansa.”
Yap, a two-time PBA Most Valuable Player, also shared that he has no problems passing the torch to Romeo, even going to as far as giving him his mark of approval.
“Masaya naman ako kung si Terrence ang papalit sa akin na face of the PBA. Sana madala niya yung team niya sa championship. Yun naman ang pinaka-importante dun,” he said.