David takes solace with basketball amid court cases filed by estranged wife

David takes solace with basketball amid court cases
With basketball serving as his sanctuary, David refused to dwell on the court cases at hand for now, opting to deal with it once he receives an actual subpoena from court.

With some pretty sensitive stuff going on in his personal life, former PBA scoring champion Gary David is trying to be as professional as he can get when it comes to basketball and Mahindra's ongoing campaign in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

A couple of days after it was made to public that David is facing complaints from his wife regarding alleged violations of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act and RA 7610 or the Special Protection of Children against Child Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act, the PBA veteran still went on assignment against San Miguel Beer Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

David, who signed with Mahindra earlier this season, even scored 13 points to lead the Floodbuster locals despite absorbing a 29-point beating at the hands of the Beermen.

With basketball serving as his sanctuary, David refused to dwell on the court cases at hand for now, opting to deal with it once he receives an actual subpoena from court.

"Hindi pa ako magsasalita kasi wala pa akong natatanggap na subpoena na galing sa Judge," he said.

"Kaya hindi pa ako pwede magsalita. Kung saka-sakali man na naka-file na yun, sa korte na lang kami magu-usap. Ayaw ko muna pag-usapan yung ganyan. Hintayin ko na lang yung subpoena," David added.

While he refused to talk about the charges against him, David did admit that he has filed for annulment to end his marriage with the former Jenny Rose Santos. The 38-year-old former national team player has four daughters with his estranged wife.

As David waits for any movement with his cases, the veteran gunner is choosing to take solace on the basketball court.

"Sa akin ever since, kung ano man ang problema ko, hindi ko ina-ano ang trabaho ko. Ito ang source ng kabuhayan ko at ito yung nagbibigay sa akin ng kasiyahan," he said.

"Kung naapektuhan ako dito, ano pa ikakabuhay ko? Kaya isinasantabi ko na ‘yun every time na maglalaro ako, maski sa practice. Hindi nila makikitang apektado ako," David added.

 

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