The Meralco Bolts, in an announcement through their official website One Meralco Sports, have suspended and fined former National Team stalwart Gary David.
The suspension and fine was a result of David’s non-compliance with head coach Norman Black’s decision to bring him back to the game against the NLEX Road Warriors last Friday. With four minutes left in the game, David indicated to Black that he did not want to play.
Upon investigation by the Bolts’ management, there was no evidence that there were no physical impediments for David not to enter the game. Moreover, he violated the following according to the statement:
1. Insubordination; 2. Lack of dedication to the team; 3. Breach of contract which states that he’s obligated to play in official PBA games at all times.
As a result, Meralco will suspend David for one game and fine him for the incident. The suspension will take effect on Friday, March 18, in their game against the Blackwater Elite at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
David is currently playing a career-low 16.4 minutes per game. He currently averages 6.6 points on a 34.8% shooting clip and just 1.1 boards per game.