Birthday boy James Yap says wish is for Rain or Shine to be champions once again

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James Yap swears he bore no hard feelings for Magnolia anymore.

But whether he admits it or not, there’s little doubt he felt good that his heroics on Wednesday enabled Rain or Shine to stretch its winning streak to five games at Magnolia’s expense.

Yap’s finishing touches was certainly one for the book.

For many years, Yap was the face of the Purefoods/Magnolia franchise he helped win seven championships, including a grandslam in 2014.

Two years later, he was dealt to Rain or Shine for Paul Lee in a trade many thought was impossible to happen.

“Aaminin ko noong mga bago pa lang yung-trade masamang-masama ang loob ko,” Yap admitted.

“Pero ngayon, almost two years na so kailangan ko rin mag-relax. Kasi laging gigil pag sila kalaban. So ngayon, relax lang. Okay naman, maganda yung kinalabasan,” added Yap, who will turn 37 today February 15.

“Sana mag-champion kami sa Rain or Shine,” said Yap of his birthday wish.

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