PLAYERS, especially the superstitious ones, sometimes change sneakers at halftime in the hope of changing their fortunes.
Jackson Corpuz changes hair color.
"Para sa akin, good vibes lang," the flamboyant Columbian forward explained.
Corpuz, who for the longest time has wore a bleached blonde mane, has kept things interesting not just for his team but also for fans as he sported varying colors whenever the Dyip took the court.
It started last conference when he just decided to try out a colored hair wax.
"Naisip ko maiba lang. Para lang din may katuwaan ang mga tao," he said. "Iniiba ko lang every halftime para good vibes yung buong team, good vibes sa akin, good vibes sa nanonood."
Lucky for Corpuz, his bleached hair was the perfect canvas for those experiments. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Once Columbian ends its halftime huddle and the players go back to the court for shootaround, the 6-foot-4 banger out of Philippine Christian University will always be the last man out, applying the new color before emerging from the dugout.
"Kapag lalabas na sila, nagpapahuli ako. Alam na nila yun. Paglabas ko, doon lang nila makikita," he gleefully shared.
To date, Corpuz has 23 colored hair wax in his collection, with more expected to be added.
His colorful mane has led to his teammates making wagers on what color he will emerge with after the halftime break.
"Inaabangan nila ako at hinuhulaan nila kung anong kulay yung buhok ko. May nagpupustahan pa nga minsan," he laughed.
But he's not stopping there as Corpuz also looks forward to wearing multi-colored hair if Columbian progresses to the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup playoffs.
The Dyip are currently sitting on an even 4-4 card.
"Ipagko-combine ko. Gusto ko tatlong hati," he shared. "Pinagaaralan ko pa kung paano ko gagawin ng mabilisan. Sana umabot kami ng playoffs. Gagawin ko talaga yun."