PLDT chairman and TNT Tropang GIGA team owner Manny V. Pangilinan took to Facebook on Saturday evening to question the decision of Ray Parks to skip the upcoming PBA season due to ‘personal reasons’.
The 28-year old Parks earlier announced through his Instagram account that he won’t be playing in the league and for the Tropang GIGA until his personal issues have been resolved.
“It is with a heavy heart that i will have to excuse myself and not partake in this year’s PBA season due to personal reasons which in particular, my family,” wrote the son of legendary PBA import Bobby Parks.
“It was not an easy decision to make, especially since I’ve been in constant talks with TNT management, but right now, this is what’s best for me and my family,” he added.
Pangilinan, however, remained skeptical over the stated reason of the Fil-Am guard.
“This photo taken Thursday last week, around 9 pm. February 25, in San Juan, La Union. don’t see any mother being cared for, and as far as I know, La Union is nowhere near California. Judge for yourself. #PBA #onesports,” wrote Pangilinan.
In addition to that photo, surfer Roger Casugay uploaded a video of himself and Parks on March 6 training in San Juan, La Union.
Parks’ one-year deal with the flagship team of the MVP group in the PBA expired after the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup. He was instrumental in the Tropang GIGA’s bubble campaign which fell short after he suffered a calf injury in the championship round and missed the last four games of the series.
Still, the 2nd overall pick of the 2018 draft gave a good account of himself by topping the statistical race with solid 17-game averages of 22.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists.