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    This is a good idea but then again teams were afraid to allow Douhtit to play in the PBA, much more someone more competent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sikatrix View Post
    This is a good idea but then again teams were afraid to allow Douhtit to play in the PBA, much more someone more competent.
    It should not be limited to Naturalized players Douthit and Blatche but also to our Resident Foreign Students who played in our Collegiate leagues. Kuoame, Akhuete, Duaonga, Eke, Mbala can be candidates...

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    i will allow if if every team.has one..they should be naturalized filipino first meaning they giving up their citizenship..
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    Quote Originally Posted by reamily View Post
    i will allow if if every team.has one..they should be naturalized filipino first meaning they giving up their citizenship..
    maraming mag rereklamo.Alam mo naman ang Pinoy, they'll say it is not a Filipino league anymore, whatever backward definition of Filipino is there in their heads.They'll think these foreigners will be here to get their jobs.If the Philippines will be more meritocratic then maybe we'll see naturalized players in the PBA.But now just look at the leagues in the Philippines imposing "handicaps", MPBL Fil-Ams should be less than 6'4 and PBA imports are less than 6'9.They all have to be short not to offset the quality of local players and then we will ask why we f*ck up in international competitions?
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    Stupid xenophobic arguments are not supported by evidence. The fact is most (if not all) of foreign players in college are above 6'7 and play center. Even the shorter ones (Ferdinand, Batricevic) played center or PF. xenophobes should first ask how many 6'7 and above players will these foreigners take away jobs from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangangalakal View Post
    Stupid xenophobic arguments are not supported by evidence. The fact is most (if not all) of foreign players in college are above 6'7 and play center. Even the shorter ones (Ferdinand, Batricevic) played center or PF. xenophobes should first ask how many 6'7 and above players will these foreigners take away jobs from?
    from a 6'1 shaun ildefonso lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by balong View Post
    from a 6'1 shaun ildefonso lol


    Or the 6'2 Abueva SF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMIR View Post
    Or the 6'2 Abueva SF.
    How about the 5’10 SF Desiderio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenoloxy View Post
    How about the 5’10 SF Desiderio?
    how about 5'11 sf yerro?
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    the main reason why our players are playing scared against tall guys because the basket organizers are scared of tall foreign born players/imports themselves.Bumababa tuloy yung quality ng competition
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    People always rant about how basketball is a tall people's game but how can you play against tall people if you bar them from your leagues?
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    how about recruiting imports as young as 15 for high school ball? african kids go abroad at a very young age anyway

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    There's no point in recruiting African kids and developing them if they will leave the country after graduating from college because they cannot play in the PBA or even in the D-Lague
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangangalakal View Post
    There's no point in recruiting African kids and developing them if they will leave the country after graduating from college because they cannot play in the PBA or even in the D-Lague
    Always wanted this. Sayang naman ung talent nila. For those who worry about the Filipino players who would be displaced, meeon naman MPBL. Ganun talaga. If you wanna play in the big leagues, you need to keep up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangangalakal View Post
    There's no point in recruiting African kids and developing them if they will leave the country after graduating from college because they cannot play in the PBA or even in the D-Lague
    Well they do our midgets an invaluable service by forcing them to make shots vs players taller than 6’5”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangangalakal View Post
    Stupid xenophobic arguments are not supported by evidence. The fact is most (if not all) of foreign players in college are above 6'7 and play center. Even the shorter ones (Ferdinand, Batricevic) played center or PF. xenophobes should first ask how many 6'7 and above players will these foreigners take away jobs from?
    Its a special category :"Naturalized/Resident Foreign Players so sort of similar to the Imports. IT wont take away slots from the Filipinos since a dofferent category jist for this types of players.... Kung baga madadagdagan lang ng isang player sa team, like 15 Filipino players plus one Foreign Resident Player per team.

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    This could even save the PBA money... they can abolish the imports category and instead institutionalize the resident alien player, the resident alien player can be paid in pesos as an incentive to settle here & b/c they live here already...

    Another option is to allow resident foreign players plus one import... but this will work best in a 2-conference format
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