End of 'Fast and Furious' era for Ginebra as Jayjay Helterbrand retires after 17-year PBA career
Jayjay Helterbrand called it quits after playing 17 fruitful years in the PBA. Jerome Ascano

THE 'last ride' finally came for the Fast and Furious.

Jayjay Helterbrand is set to retire from the professional basketball, ending a long partnership with Mark Caguioa at Barangay Ginebra.

The 41-year-old Helterbrand announced his decision on CNN Philippines’ Sports Desk on Monday morning, putting an end to a fruitful 17-year career that saw him win six championships and a league MVP.

“I’ve had a great career. I have no regrets whatsoever,” Helterbrand said. “I think this is the perfect time for me to hang it up, and on my own terms. I don’t want to retire from basketball because of injuries.

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