Alfrancis Chua still mum on Slaughter's possible comeback after big man posts online apology

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 29) — Barangay Ginebra team governor Alfrancis Chua bared he hasn't personally received or read the lengthy online post addressed to him by beleaguered big man Greg Slaughter.

According to the San Miguel Corp. sports director, he hasn't had any kind of communication with Slaughter for months and remains in the dark about his recent virtual apology.

"Really? That's good," Chua nonchalantly told CNN Philippines upon learning about the post.

"There is no bad blood. I think he's mature enough to realize that what he did is wrong," he added.

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"My intention was purely to improve myself both as a person and as a basketball player," the 32-year-old veteran wrote.

"My only regret is that the communication between myself and management, particularly Boss Ramon S. Ang and coach Alfrancis Chua, did not go as smoothly as I would have wanted. I want to apologize to them and the rest of management," he added.

During his year-long sabbatical, Slaughter spent most of his time training in the United States where he signed with international basketball agency BeoBasket, and tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Schinina Juban.

Ten months since he left, Slaughter expressed his desire to rejoin Barangay Ginebra saying, "I have learned so much in the past year, and I am excited to show everyone that the next phase of my career will be the best one yet."

Chua, however, said it's too early to tell whether a possible comeback is on the horizon for the 4x PBA champion.

"I've been very busy with work the past few weeks and I am looking forward to just enjoying the holidays so hindi ko muna iniisip yan (that's why I haven't thought about it)," Chua said.

"Maybe after the holidays, we can talk in person," the sports executive added.

Earlier this year, Chua said Slaughter's decision to take a break won't be a huge blow for Barangay Ginebra as the Gin Kings went on to win their first all-Filipino crown in 13 years inside the historic PBA bubble in Clark, Pampanga.