JIMMY Alapag joined the growing clamor for a ‘Young Once vs Young Ones’ exhibition match, first proposed by fellow league elder statesman Eric Menk, in the long-delayed PBA All-Star break.
The Meralco point guard was so pumped up he offered his lineup for the over-35 set on his social media accounts.
"The talent in the PBA for the 36 year olds and above is unprecedented," Alapag proudly boasted of his 'Young Once' team as he also lobbied for the exibition match to be part ot the All-Star festivities.
"A great night of basketball for PBA fans old and new. Who's game?" he added.
On Alapag’s list for the Young Once squad are Menk, Asi Taulava, Danny Seigle, Mark Caguioa, Jayjay Helterbrand, Dondon Hontiveros, Peter June Simon, Reynel Hugnatan, Harvey Carey, John Ferriols, and Gary David.
The talent in the @pbaconnect for the 36 year olds and above is unprecedented. For the PBA All Star this year, why not have a "Young Once vs Young Ones" game for the fans. A great night of basketball for PBA fans old and new. Who's game??? @agelessasi88 @gry_dvd20 @dannyseigle42 @dhonts7 @tisoyferriols @emenk30 @pjs08 @reyhugnatan21 @47markcaguioa @jayhelterbrand #HarveyCarey #AllStar2016 #YoungOnce #YoungOnes #FortheBestFansIntheWorld #MayNeedARunningClock
A photo posted by Jimmy Alapag (@jalapag3) on Jul 18, 2016 at 12:09am PDT
Caguioa is the youngest in the group, as he’s only turning 36 in November, while Taulava is the oldest at 43.
Alapag, though, adds a slight request in one of the hashtags of his post for the benefit of their aging lineup.
“#MayNeedARunningClock,” the former Gilas skipper ended his post.