Days after scoring the exclusive on Jimmy Alapag’s retirement on his Youtube channel, long-time PBA veteran big man Eric Menk himself plans to hang his jersey after 17 seasons.
“I haven’t decided yet, but I’ve been leaning towards retirement since the season ended and that’s probably where its headed,” related Menk in the Locker Room Talk segment of The GOAT with hosts Nikko Ramos, Tin Gamboa, and KC Montero on Saturday.
Once a force to reckon with, the 42-year old Menk wreaked havoc in the painted area during his younger years with crowd darling Ginebra.
His illustrious PBA career saw “Major Pain” win four PBA championships, all with the Gin Kings, an MVP trophy in the 2005-2005 season along with 10 All-Star appearances during his 13-year tenure with Ginebra.
His close to two decades of PBA career saw him average 11.94 points and 8 rebounds in 553 games.
Menk had been with Alaska for the last two years, providing veteran presence to the Uytengsu-owned squad, though he failed to capture a fifth championship as the Aces could only finish runners-up four times in six conferences.
Currently, Menk said he is focused on setting up his own start-up podcast and blog site about sports.
“I’ve been doing this video vlog, putting videos on Youtube, I’m starting to blog and podcast, gonna start in the couple of weeks so that’s the direction I’m heading right now,” he said.
For more of Menk’s trip down the memory lane and his future plans, you can catch The GOAT next Thursday, 9:30 p.m on FOX Sports. – Jason Mercene
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