MANILA -- Jayjay Helterbrand was no longer around when Barangay Ginebra played against Magnolia on Monday, Christmas Day.
But his best friend, "The Spark" Mark Caguioa made sure his oncourt partner will still be there, at least in spirit, by wearing Helterbrand's jersey number.
"Im gonna be wearing this for one conference a tribute to @jayhelterbrand Merry Xmas to everyone," said Caguioa in his Instagram post prior to the game. The picture showed Helterbrand's number.
Helterbrand, the other half of Ginebra's famed "Fast and Furious" backcourt, retired from the PBA following the Gin Kings' second straight Governors' Cup victory over Meralco.
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