Chris Tiu confirms retirement from PBA
After a six solid years in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Chris Tiu finally called it quits on Tuesday.
This announcement was made official on the 33-year-old guard’s Twitter account.
“My heartfelt gratitude to every person who has been part of my basketball journey!! Most especially to our Lord who makes all things possible 🙏,” Tiu tweeted.
“It’s now time to move on. My heart is full. #17 signing off…,”
My heartfelt gratitude to every person who has been part of my basketball journey!! Most especially to our Lord who makes all things possible 🙏 It’s now time to move on. My heart is full. #17 signing off… pic.twitter.com/BeuGJKObXz
— Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu) January 8, 2019
The 2012 seventh overall pick played his entire career with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.
Although Tiu’s retirement was already speculated a few months ago, fans still took time to express their gratitude and respect to him once again on social media.
— Princess Jana Ubal (@CessLovesPao17) January 8, 2019
— J (@dlcrzjamesss) January 8, 2019
Thank youuuu for everything, @chris_tiu! You inspired me to pursue greater heights. Retired or not, you will always be the best for me and you will always be my champion. God bless in your endeavors. https://t.co/DSGdVNJaQZ
— Merielle Czarina (@immerielle16) January 8, 2019
Even some of Tiu’s colleagues and other public figures expressed their appreciation.
Nothing but the best to you and the family! Was honor going to battle with you ✊🏽 https://t.co/WybS1fFRGz
— Gabe Norwood (@GNorwood5) January 8, 2019
Thanks for the inspiration, Chris! All the best to the new journeys ahead. Forward, we go! 🙏🏻💪🏻👆🏻
— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) January 8, 2019
As a Xaverian, I am truly proud of you! Luceat Lux!
— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) January 8, 2019
Tiu played his last game in 2018 Governors’ Cup where he registered a career-high 30 points against NLEX Road Warriors which resulted in a 107-101 win.
Tiu also garnered few accolades in PBA where he was included in the All-Rookie Team and won the All-Star 3-Point Shootout in 2013. He also won a championship with Elasto Painters in 2016 Commissioners’ Cup.