PBA: 'I'm no savior,' says Parks on joining Blackwater


Posted at Apr 24 2019 05:54 PM | Updated as of Apr 24 2019 05:56 PM

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MANILA -- Bobby Ray Parks Jr. clarified that he does not plan to play hero when he suits up for Blackwater in the PBA.

Parks, who recently finished his stint with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), said it takes a team to win a game so he plans to be a team player.
"I'm not gonna be the savior. I'm just here to help," he said in PBA.ph.

"It's more of building relations, building chemistry. Everything's new, it's a new system and it takes a team to win. That's it." 

Parks, the son of the late PBA great Bobby Parks, started joining Blackwater’s practices on Monday four months after being chosen second overall by the Elite in the 2018 PBA Draft.

Although considered a “rookie” on paper, he has had a wealth of experience playing overseas for Alab, the Texas Legends in the NBA D-League and even several stints for the national team.

"I feel like I've been through a lot. I've seen a lot through the years since I've graduated college and just to be back, I feel like I'm old, like I've experienced so many things," said Parks.

But joining Blackwater’s practices felt fresh for the 6-foot-2 guard.

"It was good. It was more of just getting feel for things right now," he said.

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