Chris Javier now plays for TNT Giga in the PBA. INQUIRER PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The fast turnover of talent in the PBA and the uncertainty of the current situation has Chris Javier thinking beyond basketball.

Although he has found a home with the TNT Tropang Giga, Javier wants to future-proof his finances, channeling much of his basketball earnings into a new business venture.

The 27-year-old Javier opened the ‘Top Boss Auto Garage’ – an auto shop that specializes in repair and upgrade of suspension for Sports Utility Vehicles or SUV cars in Biñan, Laguna.

“We opened last July,” said Javier, a five-year PBA veteran who had stints with Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok and Blackwater before he was dealt during the off-season to TNT.

Chris Javier

Chris Javier’s auto shop. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“I am fond of cars but more importantly, I want to secure my future,” said Javier. “Like they say, basketball won’t always be there.”

A product of the University of the East, he opened his business after he got the Australia-based company dealership of Pedders Suspension and Brake, as well as the Saber Off-Road accessories, and the BF Ceramic Tint.

Before this business investment, Javier was already in the vehicle maintenance industry since he’s the supplier of oils and lubricants to one of the major bus line companies in the country.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Javier said he believes his auto shop business would thrive.

“I took the risk because many SUV owners need repairs and they want a smoother ride,” said Javier.

Already, he has lined up clients from his basketball circle, including NLEX shooting guard Jericho Cruz and another former UE hotshot in Roi Sumang, Javier’s former teammate at Blackwater.


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