Bianca Gonzalez has penned a sweet and long message for her husband JC Intal who announced his retirement from basketball after two decades.
“I may not have been there at the start of your 20-year basketball journey, but I am so proud and honored to be by your side and the end of it,” Bianca wrote.
Bianca, 38, revealed that one of the things she and her husband JC have in common that made them click from the start is that they know they are role players in their chosen careers.
This drove them both to constantly work to improve, to keep their feet on the ground, and to be good soldiers, she said.
Bianca said that she admires JC’s work ethic, integrity, and how mentally strong he was on days that he had a bad game, that his team had a big loss, or when he would read nasty feedback.
“You may not know it, but you being you helped me deal with many of my toughest days,” she said.
It makes Bianca incredibly proud hearing so many stories of aspiring athletes who look up to her husband and also colleagues whose lives that JC’s have touched.
“You were always so genuine and kind with how you connected with them, which inspired me to do the same,” she said.
“Every time I would sit in the coliseum with patron tickets as a perk for being your girlfriend, then wife; on the outside it may seem like “normal lang” but I assure you, deep inside, I would always be sooo kilig and proud to sit there, watching you, with my heart racing every time you’d hold the ball,” she shared.
“I can honestly go on and on and on pero hindi naman ako yung nag-retire from the game so ang OA naman kung mas mahaba pa ang sinulat ko sayo hahaha. BUT!! I would just like to honor you.”
Bianca promised that even though JC won’t be playing professional basketball anymore, she vowed to be his number one cheerleader for life, alongside their two little cheerleaders, Lucia and Carmen.
“We love you so much and we are so proud of you!!!!,” she ended.
The couple tied the knot in 2014. They have two kids — Lucia (2015) and Carmen (2018).
JC described his retirement from sports as a “bittersweet feeling.”
“It is a bittersweet feeling for me to say goodbye to the game that has been a huge part of my life, but I am moving forward feeling happy and proud knowing I made the most of the privilege to play basketball professionally.”