AWARE that a possible return to the PBA may just be a call away, Asi Taulava is trying to keep himself in perfect shape while on vacation.
The 40-year-old San Miguel star does plyometrics thrice a week apart from his regular gym routines just to keep himself in shape in case he finally gets another shot at suiting up in Asia’s pioneering pro league.
“I just want to keep myself in top form in case there’s a call for me to play. I don’t want to be idle,” Taulava shared to Spin.ph.
A revitalized Taulava was named MVP of the Asean Basketball League (ABL) and won a championship with San Miguel after the Beermen completed a three-game sweep of the Indonesia Warriors in the Finals.
His sparkling performance in the ABL has caught the eyes of several PBA teams, specifically Barangay Ginebra and Air21, which are both interested in tapping his services for the season-ending Governors Cup.
However, his PBA rights still belongs to Meralco, which has yet to see a deal it likes.
With the ABL on a break, Taulava is set to fly to the US next Wednesday for a well-deserved vacation with his family.
But the former PBA MVP said he’ll be ready to return any time the moment a PBA comeback beckons.
“I’ll be on vacation, but if I get a call that says I need to play in the Governors Cup, I will immediately pack up my things,” he said.
“But if there’s none, my break continues and I will be happy staying in the ABL,” Taulava added.
“Right now, I just want to thank all the PBA fans especially those from Ginebra for showing me love and respect,” he said, admitting having received countless messages from PBA fans both on his Twitter account and other social networking sites.