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    BASKETBALL fans are looking forward to the opening of Filbasket, the newest Basketball league in the country that seeks to breathe back life into the sport closest to the Filipinos’ heart. A crack field of 11 teams are set to dispute the inaugural championship inside a month-long bubble at the Splendido Taal Country Club in Laurel, Batangas. READ MORE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Servinio View Post


    BASKETBALL fans are looking forward to the opening of Filbasket, the newest Basketball league in the country that seeks to breathe back life into the sport closest to the Filipinos’ heart. A crack field of 11 teams are set to dispute the inaugural championship inside a month-long bubble at the Splendido Taal Country Club in Laurel, Batangas. READ MORE
    This is great! But what excites me more is the organizers' plan to sync their league calendar with MPBL's and Vis-Min Cup's. When that happens, I'll guess we'll see an arrangement/format that's similar to Euro leagues but only on a local level (within PHL only), where the 3 leagues would follow only one sporting calendar and set of rules and regulations, or even bylaws. Perhaps in the future, inter-league transactions (player transfers, trades, signings, etc.) can also be made.

    I salute the team owners of all teams in the regional leagues, tbh. Even if this endeavor is tough on their pockets, they still go through with it. I think they're aware that the regional format is what the Filipino fans deserve.

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    Renz abando will play in FILBASKET league for san juan knights

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Killer View Post
    Renz abando will play in FILBASKET league for san juan knights
    would that mess with his NCAA eligibility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubidub View Post
    would that mess with his NCAA eligibility?
    It should be NO since FilBasket holds an amateur status but being a semi-pro makes more sense since players there will be paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubidub View Post
    would that mess with his NCAA eligibility?
    NCAA allows their players to play in semi PRO leagues w/o any restriction of eligibility...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubidub View Post
    would that mess with his NCAA eligibility?
    His handlers would have done their homework. So probably no.

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    Before we dream of a merger, let see if they can survive in 3 years. They should not focus on PBA they should be thinking of sustainability. That was the problem with MBA. They try to beat PBA rather than MBA financially reliable first. A lot of players weren't paid by MBA because of mismanagement and focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zairex View Post
    Before we dream of a merger, let see if they can survive in 3 years. They should not focus on PBA they should be thinking of sustainability. That was the problem with MBA. They try to beat PBA rather than MBA financially reliable first. A lot of players weren't paid by MBA because of mismanagement and focus.
    I agree with you regarding MBA. It had the most ideal format, at least for a fan's perspective but then again, was beset by insurmountable challenges that time. The succeeding leagues that followed the same format learned well not to compete directly with PBA, but still could only manage 3 or so years of what seemed to be an unhindered existence, mostly due to their inability to match PBA's quality. It was all downhill after year 3.

    No one is saying outright for the 3 minor leagues to merge right away and if anything, they should be their own entities. However, for me, they must submit themselves to a higher authority that is SBP-friendly and all 3 should have the same season calendar, salary grades, player-transfer policies, and similar bylaws. Kinda like how the domestic European football leagues' relationship with UEFA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Killer View Post
    Renz abando will play in FILBASKET league for san juan knights

    So San Juan got rid of John Wilson for him. Interesting move. plus they have Alvin Abundo. Abundo Abando connection.

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    https://www.spin.ph/basketball/filba...ome_feed_2K8s4

    Nakalimutan ata magbigay ng suhol ni Mr. Jai Reyes.
    bola muna bago droga

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    Quote Originally Posted by Money View Post
    So San Juan got rid of John Wilson for him. Interesting move. plus they have Alvin Abundo. Abundo Abando connection.
    Friends ni Chua si Jinggoy Magnolia drafted Danny Capobres son..and abundo a magnolia guy playing for San Juan lagay mo pa ang letran reinforcements
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    Results from opening day October 28 of Filbasket at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Gym. Orlan Wamar of the San Juan Knights scored the first points of the new league with a three-point shot 54 seconds into the game. READ MORE

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    Good Job by Filbasket on getting away with Filipino commentating ala mpbl and going the vintage sports like route..
    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
    Good Job by Filbasket on getting away with Filipino commentating ala mpbl and going the vintage sports like route..
    Aside from Rhenz Abando, any other big name that plays in the FilBasket. When i say "big name", i meant PBA-All Star level or at least Gilas-worthy level. Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dotch View Post
    Aside from Rhenz Abando, any other big name that plays in the FilBasket. When i say "big name", i meant PBA-All Star level or at least Gilas-worthy level. Anyone?
    its the whos who in Philippine semi pro circuit sans the collegiate stars
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    Didn't see the opening of Filbasket but upon a quick research on its member clubs' line-ups, the league is also riddled with ex-collegiate leagues (didn't reach PBA)/ex-PBA players. That's not to say outright that it's bad, as I understand that it's only in its first season and it could do better in the next years. It's just that I kind of expected more from it, like to come out with a bang. So with this, if I'm to rank the currently operating pro/semi-pro/amateur leagues (excluding the collegiate) in the PHL today:

    1. PBA (still by a very wide margin)
    2. Vis-Min Cup = Filbasket
    3. NBL

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    Results for Day Two October 29 of Filbasket at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Gym. All 11 teams have now debuted in the single round robin elimination round. READ MORE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodbi View Post
    Didn't see the opening of Filbasket but upon a quick research on its member clubs' line-ups, the league is also riddled with ex-collegiate leagues (didn't reach PBA)/ex-PBA players. That's not to say outright that it's bad, as I understand that it's only in its first season and it could do better in the next years. It's just that I kind of expected more from it, like to come out with a bang. So with this, if I'm to rank the currently operating pro/semi-pro/amateur leagues (excluding the collegiate) in the PHL today:

    1. PBA (still by a very wide margin)
    2. Vis-Min Cup = Filbasket
    3. NBL
    That's why they need to hire imports, one per team, starting next season. Not necessarily the PBA scoring-type imports. Kahit sila Chabi Yo lang or Eze or Akhuetie or Nzeusseu. Those players don't cost much money but can elevate the league's level of competition. Adding these imports, FilBasket can easily establish itself as the second league in the Philippines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Reaper View Post
    That's why they need to hire imports, one per team, starting next season. Not necessarily the PBA scoring-type imports. Kahit sila Chabi Yo lang or Eze or Akhuetie or Nzeusseu. Those players don't cost much money but can elevate the league's level of competition. Adding these imports, FilBasket can easily establish itself as the second league in the Philippines.
    Yeah, just like the PBA D-League before the pandemic happened, most FSAs were also playing in that league. I hope Mr. Jai Reyes and his associates are open to that possibility.

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