Greg Slaughter bids farewell to all of Gin Kings fans as well as to his teammates and to the SMB franchise as he moves forward with his basketball career.
The seven-foot gentle giant went to his official Instagram account to make his statement after he was dealt with NorthPort Batang Pier. He also mentioned his basketball journey as the top-overall pick back in 2013 from becoming an all-star to winning several championship rings.
“It has been a tremendous 6 years with Barangay Ginebra. Although I am saddened to know that my journey with them has officially come to an end, from the first pick in the draft to all star and multiple championships, I will always look back fondly at the time I spent there. I want to thank boss RSA, boss Alfrancis, my teammates, my coaches, and all the fans who have been supporting the team all these years,” Slaughter said.
The man who is known as the “Gregzilla” believes that he has still more gas left in his tank and excited to suit up with his new club which also consists of some familiar faces like Kevin Ferrer and Jervy Cruz.
Just after few days of helping the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel bagged the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Slaughter decided to retire from PBA. There were rumors that he will be traded to another ball-club before the 45th season start.
Even with his absence from the Gin Kings lineup last All-Filipino Cup still the squad coached by Tim Cone remains formidable as they secured the championship crown.
Just early this morning, the PBA trade committee approved the deal between Ginebra and NorthPort which involves Slaughter and Christian Standhardinger.