Will Airforce Ellis take flight again in the PBA?
Where is Chris Ellis?
Chris Ellis was drafted in the PBA by Ginebra as the 6th overall pick in 2012. The 6'4 shooting guard from Oceanside, California immediately made an impact in the league as he charmed fans with good looks and his ability to take flight.
In 2013, Chris Ellis further added a feather to his cap at an early stage in his career and became a PBA All-Star and a slam dunk champion.
He was on his way.
Chris Ellis' career, however, didn't quite take flight like his dunking ability. Averaging as high as only 8 points in his first year, his point average has dwindled down every year but his loyal following stuck with him. Unfortunately though, the team which drafted him has suddenly changed direction and traded him for Art Dela Cruz.
Crash Landing for Ellis
Chris Ellis spent a good five years with the most popular club in the PBA, Ginebra, and after all the experiences and the bonding moments the shooting guard has definitely developed a relationship with his teammates beyond basketball. The news about him being traded probably came as a surprised and unfortunately, most people think that he was not able to take it well enough. His tweets, his none attendance at practice and being hospitalized only added to what seemed to be a fading career for Chris Ellis.
Will Airforce be back?
The Chris Ellis Saga is still ongoing but Blackwater Dioceldo Sy thinks it may be over. Blackwater has patiently waited for Chris Ellis but unfortunately, he is a hard man to come by these days and the management may have lost its patience and was looking to trade him again after showing no interest to play with Blackwater.
Blackwater tried to trade Chris but there were no takers. As capable as he is, it looks like teams are looking beyond just the physical capability and the current state of Chris maybe questionable to other teams.
Ellis' last cryptic message.
I want to sincerely thank everyone who has shown love n concern for me! Thank you!! Im excited for what the future holds! Until we meet again!— Chris Ellis (@kingchrisellis1) November 12, 2017
Did Chris Ellis already say goodbye? What is he up to these days? The above is the last official tweet of Ellis and while his PBA career might potentially be on hold, and according to his last tweet, Chris Ellis is still excited about his future. We do not know exactly if this future still includes basketball but what we do know that thousands of fans are hoping that he would come back and play again.