Soon-to-be wed Paul Harris ‘humbled’ to be in Ginebra
Before Paul Harris dons his red-and-white Barangay Ginebra jersey, he must first sport a classy tuxedo.
Harris, Ginebra’s import for the PBA Governors’ Cup, will go back to the United States for a few days in July to celebrate an important day in his life—his wedding.
“It should be special, I haven’t seen my family for a long time,” said Harris who’ll be marrying Jianna. “To get my family like that is pretty special.”
The Syracuse alum will be celebrating a weekend of American festivity because only a couple of days after reciting his vows, the United States will be celebrating its Independence Day.
He buckles down to work right for the season-ending conference and Harris said he is humbled to be part of one of the league’s most storied franchises.
“It’s still an honor, and I’m humbled to be here, and I’ll come here and work hard,” said Harris, who played against Ginebra in the 2011 Governors’ Cup Finals where his then team Talk N’ Text took the title.
Harris may have beaten the team he’s now playing for five years ago but the former Tropang Texter has found his niche with his Barangay Ginebra teammates.
“It’s pretty good, right now we’re missing a couple of key players but for the most part we’ve been having great practices,” said Harris. “Just getting a feel for the guys, it’s been good. It kind of feels a little different but that’s life, change is a part of life.”