He fouled out after missing a crucial three-pointer in the dying seconds of the game, and was caught by television cameras in tear on the way to the dugout after the final buzzer sounded.
Gilas fans were quick to offer sympathy for the Mighty Mouse, who was supposed to retire from international league but responded to the call of duty to play for the country one last time.
Ugh seeing Jimmy Alapag crying ??
— Wendy Surla ? (@wndysrl) September 27, 2014
Jimmy Alapag walks to the dug out in tears. Not a good sight. ????
— Darren (@JairahMCutchon) September 27, 2014
My heart goes out to Jimmy Alapag as he heads for the dugout!
— Ris Tin (@Ristin_indeed) September 27, 2014
Nothing is more heartbreaking than seeing Jimmy Alapag cry after the game. Jimmy Almighty :((
— Jessica (@JessicaClstno) September 27, 2014
Jimmy Alapag crying after the game.. The most heart breaking sight I saw from any player.
— Cam Cruz (@camillegcruz) September 27, 2014
Jimmy Alapag crying at the end of the game is so heartbreaking.
— kimberly (@FaaanGiiirlK) September 27, 2014
the CAPTAIN himself took the blame for this loss. Jimmy Alapag is playing unconditionally. Gilas should step up too.
— Retchelle Domantay (@RetchAnne) September 27, 2014
I saw Jimmy Alapag crying ! Heartbreaking lost ! Same feeling when I saw Pingris cried last Fibaworld :((((
— Kobe Lorenzo Paras (@Im_Not_Kobe06) September 27, 2014
— Marisse Panaligan/JST, GMA News