PBA star JC Intal announced that he is retiring from basketball.
The athlete made the announcement on his Instagram page on Monday, March 22.
"After 2 decades of playing the sport I love, 13 years of which in the PBA, I am officially announcing my retirement from basketball," he said.
JC extended his gratitude to everyone who became part of his basketball journey.
"Words cannot express how grateful I am to every single person who helped me make this journey possible—from playing for 2 years in Letran for High School, to 5 years in Ateneo for College, and 13 years in the pro league. Thank you to my wife, Bianca, and our daughters Lucia and Carmen for the love and inspiration," he said.
He thanked his family and friends for helping him become the athlete that he is today.
"To my family and friends, to my colleagues who became my brothers, to my coaches and team staff, to the doctors and PTs, to my Nike Philippines family, to the different leagues, to the sports media and commentators, to the basketball fans who supported me, and to God who made all of this possible, I am forever grateful," he said.
JC admitted that it has been bittersweet saying goodbye to the game that became a big part of his life. Nonetheless, he is moving forward feeling happy and proud "knowing I made the most of the privilege to play."
"It has been the honor of my life to play basketball. From the bottom of my heart, again, THANK YOU. #RocketOut," he remarked.