Gary David may have played his last game at Meralco.
The Bolts dropped David from its active roster on Thursday following a 1-game suspension slapped on the former 4-time scoring champion and Gilas player on grounds of “insubordination.”
Rey Guevarra was re-activated to take over the spot of David, who is now an unrestricted free agent.
With his career in limbo, David has yet to map out his next move.
“Ganun talaga. Wala (pa akong plano). Kung may kukuha na ibang team, dun na lang mag-focus,” David told FOX Sports shortly after the Bolts dropped him.
“Kung wala, tuloy ang buhay,” he added.
David will still continue to receive his salary until his contract expires at the end of the season.
The controversial split started when David voiced out his displeasure on his second half benching in their loss to sister team NLEX last week.
David, who suffered a minor ankle injury in their previous loss to San Miguel Beer in an out-of-town game prior to their meeting against NLEX, only played a total of 7 minutes in the first half missing his only attempt while issuing 3 assists. The Bolts eventually lost the game where they led by as many as 8 in the opening half.
David reportedly refused to enter the court citing his injury as an excuse when Black finally decided to use him with under 4 minutes left and the Bolts trailing by a double digit deficit.
The 5-time PBA All Star saw his minutes dipped this conference and consequently his scoring went down. He is just averaging 7.7 points on 36 percent shooting this conference, his lowest since his rookie year. – By Alder Almo
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