BASKETBALL star James Yap finally breaks his silence after wife and television personality Kris Aquino announced that their marriage is over.

James released an official statement Thursday reiterating that he finally decided to fight for his marriage and family.

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"Naniniwala ako sa kahalagahan ng pagkakaroon ng buo ang pamilya. Kaya ipaglalaban ko na mapanatiling buo ang pamilya namin ni Kris anuman ang mangyari. Alam ko walang pamilyang hindi dumaan sa ganitong pagsubok. Marami na kaming dinaanang pagsubok ni Kris before and I don’t think na ngayon pa kami susuko," he said.

This came after Kris announced in her last episode on "The Buzz" that "with finality, I can say na ako ay sumuko na."

The cager believes that this issue shouldn't be discuss on national television and should be left between the two of them.

Yap wants to save the marriage for their son Baby James and for the six years they've (Kris) been through as husband and wife. He is hopeful that one day they can still be a family.

The Bacolod native also intends to keep his promises to the late President Corazon "Cory" Aquino to keep his family intact and love Kris, Baby James and Joshua.

“At isa pa, nangako ako kay Mom Cory na hindi ko pababayaan ang pamilya namin. Na-aalagaan ko si Kris, si Josh at si Baby James. Nangako rin kami ni Kris sa harap ni Mom Cory na hindi kami maghihiwalay," he said.

James knows that Joshua and Baby James are affected with their situation but they will understand everything in the right time.

The basketball star also cleared that he decided not to attend the inauguration of brother-in-law President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino last June 30 at the Quirino Grandstand to respect the new Chief Executive and the celebration.

The two of them were able to talk about his marital problems and the President understands their situation.

“Kris, marami na tayong pinagdaanan na mas mabigat na problema pa rito pero hindi talaga ako bumitaw. Nanahimik ako palagi bilang respeto sa pamilya natin na hanggang sa ngayon ay gusto ko pa ring manatiling buo. Mahal na mahal ko kayo ng anak ko, pati na si Josh na tunay na anak na ang turing ko," his message to wife Kris.

With finality, James will fight for his marriage and family and is asking God's guidance during this difficult time. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)