PBA: Asi Taulava retirement still uncertain after COVID-19 suspends sports

Long-time PBA center Asi Taulava says his retirement is still “up in the air” after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced many sports events around the world cancelled or postponed.

Originally scheduled to retire after the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup conference, the NLEX Road Warriors veteran said the decision is something he has not thought of as the entire world is busy fighting off the virus and getting everything back to normal.

“It’s up in the air. We will see what happens… see where it goes after this quarantine,” said Taulava in the PBA Kamustahan teleconference video call.

“Right now everything is just hanging in the air.”

Also interviewed in the video were PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, Beau Belga, June Mar Fajardo, Marc Pingris, and Poy Erram.

The PBA’s all-Filipino conference opened with San Miguel beating Magnolia. However, days after, the league also suspended its season indefinitely as the virus has reached Manila and has infected many people already.

Taulava has been in the PBA since the late 1990s. If he suits up in at least one game, he will have played across four decades.

The 6-9 center has been a long-time member of Gilas Pilipinas too, being a pillar in the paint for years against international bigs.

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