Basketball or showbiz? James Yap talks about Bimby
James Yap with son Bimby. Photo grabbed from James' instagram page.
MANILA, Philippines – PBA star James Yap said he’ll remain supportive of his son’s breaking into show business.
Yap said he will never block his son Bimby’s ambition to become a movie star, especially after the latter’s movie, “My Little Bossings”, became a box office hit.
“Bilang tatay ganon naman talaga eh. Kung anong gagawin ng bata kelangan nandyan ka lang para sumuporta. Kung anong gusto ng anak mo susuportahan mo, wag mong kontrahin,” said Yap, during the unveiling of a sports management agency in Taguig on Thursday.
Bimby is Yap’s son with his estranged wife, Kris Aquino.
The San Mig Coffee shooting guard said his only wish is for his son not to forego his schooling like other child actors do.
“S’yempre importante naman talaga yung [studies]. Ako hindi ako gumraduate so kelangan ang anak ko gumraduate talaga. So wag lang pababayaan ang pag-aaral,” he said.
Yap was so supportive of Bimby’s first starring role that he held a block screening of "My Little Bossings" at the Gateway Mall in Cubao.
“S’yempre kung gusto nya talagang mag-artista syempre nandun na rin ang tatay nya. [Pero] kung gusto n'yang magbasketball, mas OK,” he said in jest.