"Look at me, I'm the captain now"

Paul Lintag on Jan 30, 2017 10:59 AM
Terrence Romeo is slowly taking over as the face of the PBA. Just ask James Yap, the longtime face of the league.

For the longest time, James Yap has been the face of one particular San Miguel franchise and the PBA in general.

Well not anymore.

Moving on to a new life with Rain or Shine, Yap saw first hand Sunday that a new guy may be ready to take his place as the most recognizable guard in Asia's first pay-for-play league both in charisma and level of play.

Globalport star Terrence Romeo looks primed to take over the PBA in a changing of the guard kind of situation as the dynamic former FEU Tamaraw torched Yap and company to the tune of 44 points on 53 percent shooting.

The 24-year-old Romeo is for sure the future of the PBA. However, with a performance like that against a champion team in Rain or Shine, he might as well be the present.

"Masaya naman ako kung si Terrence ang papalit [sakin] na face of the PBA," Yap, a two-time league MVP said. "Sana madala niya yung team niya sa championship, yun naman ang pinaka-importante dun."

In true Romeo fashion, the Bro has taken his game to the next level in the 2017 Philippine Cup, leading the league in scoring with over 27 points per game.

He has added some layers to his game as well and Sunday was only proof of it as he went for six rebounds and six assists.

For one, Romeo's confidence is at a sky-high at this point and Yap noticed. He used to to that too on a regular basis back when he was terrorizing opponents with not just one, not two, but with over a million moves.

"Alam ko yung feeling na ganun sa nilalaro niya na sobrang taas ang kumpiyansa niya," Yap said of Romeo.

"Andun na yung kumpiyansa, tapos andun pa yung coach na tiwala sayo kaya sobrang hirap bantayan ng player na ganun. Feeling mo sobrang laki ng ring pag ganun kataas ang kumpiyansa," Yap added.



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