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“Big Game” James Yap has established himself as one of the PBA’s best bucket-getters today.

In fact, the Rain or Shine veteran is currently ranked at number one in the league among active players when it comes to total points.

That doesn’t mean that Yap had an easy life scoring against defenders, especially during his prime.

In fact, there are three players that he considers as “Yap Stoppers” — these are current ROS teammate Gabe Norwood, fellow University of the East alumnus Ronald Tubid, and TNT KaTropa guard Ryan Reyes.

“Si Gabe (Norwood),” said Yap 2OT podcast. “Isa pang nahihirapan ako si Ronald Tubid at saka si Ryan Reyes.”

Although Yap considers “Mr President” as the best defender for him, back when he was still playing with the Purefoods franchise.

“Kapag nagbabantay si Gabe, honest defense lang talaga, gagamitin niya talaga ‘yung athleticism niya sa iyo,” he shared.