Sol Mercado went to social media to express his emotions after he got traded by the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel to the NorthPort Batang Pier.
On his official instagram account, the “Sol Train” gave his fans something like an overview for them to know what he felt as he is now leaving the most beloved squad in the PBA.
“I’m going through a truck load of emotions right now 😥💔…I really wasn’t going to say anything in public, I was gonna go about my business and play this game I have been blessed to play for a living.”
When the shocking trade news started to spread like a wildfire, Mercado received calls and text messages from fellow teammates and his coaches but the one which moved him are the messages sent by the Gin Kings fans.
“As the news spread my phone continued to blow up with messages and phone calls from teammates, coaches and management. I was still good, I was holding it together! Then comes tons of messages from the BEST FANS IN THE WORLD, that’s when I lost it!”
Mercado helped the Gin Kings to win three championships in four years. That’s the back-to-back title in the Governors’ Cup and last year’s Commissioner’s Cup.
In this conference, he led Ginebra to victory against their third conference rival, the Meralco Bolts and he was named as the Best Player of the Game in that match.
It will be the third time that Sol Mercado join the Batang Pier franchise after the PBA Commissioner’s office approved the trade between Ginebra and NorthPort.
Also with Mercado, Kevin Ferrer and Jervy Cruz were part of the package that landed Stanley Pringle to Barangay Ginebra.