MANILA, Philippines — Marc Pingris, one of the best big men of his generation, has called it a career after 16 years in the PBA.
The 39-year-old Pingris announced his retirement on Instagram Tuesday night.
“I remember my name being called during the 2004 PBA Draft. Doon nagsimulang matupad ang pangarap ng isang batang palengke. 16 years na din ako sa PBA pero alam ko na ngayon na din ang tamang panahon para umpisahan ang bagong chapter ng buhay ko,” the nine-time PBA champion wrote.
(I remember my name being called during the 2004 PBA Draft. That’s when the dream of the kid, who worked as a market vendor, came true. I played 16 years in the PBA and I know this is the time to start the new chapter of my life.)
Pingris, who made sure to express his…