By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
It’s been many months since the Filipino basketball fans witnessed Greg Slaughter playing in the PBA.
Last January 2022, Slaughter failed to suit up for his mother team NorthPort Batang Pier when the PBA resumed its halted season.
PBA reports indicated that Slaughter and the front office didn’t agree to terms when they met for his contract extension to officially re-sign him to more years together with superstar guard Robert Bolick.
However, Slaughter was still a no-show for the rest of the 2022 PBA Governor’s Cup with NorthPort inching close to booking a semifinals ticket but lost in the playoffs.
To clear his side regarding the issue, the towering center took to social media to express his sentiments and answered all the issues thrown at him.
“I expired at the end of January and talked to our team manager about extending. After our meeting he said he would get back to me. I never heard back then my contract expired,” wrote Slaughter in his Instagram post.
At the height of his contract issue last January, several rumors were already spreading that Slaughter didn’t like what NorthPort offered that’s why he refused to re-sign.
“It is similar to when I expired with Ginebra and was given no offer until weeks after I expired thus retaining my rights. I am continuously learning, training, and getting better everyday, preparing for wherever I play next!” added Slaughter.
Amidst the contract issue, Slaughter also revealed that he offered his services to the Gilas Pilipinas men’s national team.
“I cannot choose where I want to play in the PBA and I have volunteered my services to the national team multiple times this year with no acceptance,” Slaughter continued.
The NorthPort management is yet to reply to Slaughter’s social media post and will still have enough time to re-sign him before the next PBA conference kicks off.