FORMER teammates JR Quinahan and Raymund Almazan had the time of their lives when they got to visit three different barangays as part of the PBA Homecourt project.
Now they hope the league would take the program a notch higher.
Quinahan and Almazan both batted for the league to bring the venture in their respective provinces of Cebu and Bataan.
"Sana kung meron dun, homecourt natin yun," said the 33-year-old Quinahan, a product of the University of the Visayas.
"Kung puwede sa Bataan naman," added Almazan, 28, who hails from Orion, Bataan.
Commissioner Willie Marcial, who joined the two players from NLEX and Rain or Shine during the fourth installment of the league's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, said there are also plans to do the same thing in the provinces especially during the Petron Saturday Special games, although he stressed the project is concentrated at the moment within the metropolis and nearby cities.
But the tour in Barangays Pansol Bungad, Matandang Balara, and Dagohoy, UP Campus in Quezon City was a pleasant experience for the former Rain or Shine teammates, which they said brought back memories of their younger years.
"Naaalala ko yung kabataan ko na naglalaro during summer na ganito. Pero nakakatuwa kasi ngayong may mga bumibisita sa kanila na mga PBA players," said Quinahan.
"Nakaka-proud din at least kahit sandali, naging masaya sila."
The two also said they are just on standby if and when the league asks them to join the 'Homecourt' again.
"OK lang basta para sa PBA at sa kabataan," Quinahan said. (RG)