'Air Force Ellis' for real? Recent photos of former Ginebra forward go viral

Aug 26, 2021
PHOTO: Suzette Ellis/Facebook

IS BARANGAY Ginebra's 'Air Force Ellis' living up to his moniker?

Viral photos circulating online show former PBA high-flyer wearing the United States Air Force uniform.

The original photos were uploaded by a recently active Facebook account under the username Suzzette Ellis, which is the name of Chris' mother.

The comments section of the post was filled with congratulatory messages and well-wishes for the Filipino-American gunner.

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    Ellis suited up for Ginebra back in the 2012 Draft, where he was picked at no. 6 in the first round. He played for the Gin Kings until 2017, before he was traded to Blackwater Elite, and has largely disappeared from the public eye from then on.

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    In 2019, he was seen playing for Luang Prabang in a Thailand Basketball League.

    In March of last year, Greg Slaughter also uploaded the photo of the two of them during a visit to the United States.

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    As of this posting, SPIN Life could find no confirmation about Ellis' military status. Ellis himself is also inactive on social media.

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