SAN Mig superstar James Yap declined to talk to the media after his team lost to Air21 Express on a day news that his estranged wife obtained a protection order against him was reported in the media.
The two-time PBA MVP emerged from the Mixers dugout moments after the Mixers' 82-87 loss to the Express with nary an emotion on his face as he was met by a media scrum at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
Yap, however, politely excused himself even before mediamen could fire questions, both about his performance or accusations made by former wife Kris Aquino that he overstepped his boundaries and attempted to seduce her while visiting her home in December.
“Saka na muna, huwag na muna mag-interview. pasensya na ha,” was Yap’s short reply as he hurriedly left the venue even as Mixers fans tried to get a picture of him on his way out.
Yap had denied her former wife's allegations in a televison interview with ABS-CBN.
The former University of the East Red Warrior managed to score 17 points, but shot just six-of-19 from the floor. Five of those points also came in the final minutes when a win was already beyond reach for the Mixers.
Even San Mig coach Tim Cone and the rest of the players were in no mood to talk after the match, walking out one by one of a gloomy dugout without talking to the media.