Marqus Blakely hopes to add Joe Devance and perhaps some more among his former San Mig Coffee teammates who he plans to swap jerseys with.
The Blackwater import has so far exchanged playing uniforms with close friends Marc Pingris, Peter June Simon, and just last Wednesday with two-time PBA MVP James Yap.
“Probably, I’ll do it again with Joe,” said Blakely shortly after trading jerseys with Yap following Rain or Shine’s 127-119 win over the Elite in their Governors Cup game at the Astrodome.
The four San Mig Coffee stars teamed up with Blakely in the season-ending conference of the 2014 season to complete the league’s latest grand slam.
The 31-year-old import considered that champion team a ‘special one’ which has developed camaraderie throughout the years.
“We can’t play this game forever, so having those type of memories and swapping jerseys like that, when you do retire knowing what that means to you, I think that’s a huge part of you,” he said.