There is a bandwagon of hate on the ruling if the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) following the latest drama to hit the country’s favorite tranquilizer.
As the final buzzer sounded inside the Thanh Tri Gymnasium in Hanoi, Vietnam and Indonesia erupted into celebration at center court to celebrate a historic Southeast Asian (SEA) Games basketball title, Filipino sports fans back home knew something felt wrong.
Earlier this week, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) announced that veteran Philippine basketball tactician Chot Reyes will take over the coaching duties of the Gilas Pilipinas men’s national basketball team, replacing Tab Baldwin.
Can Jalen Green still play basketball for Gilas Pilipinas? The Filipino-American has represented the United States in the FIBA U19 World Cup before, and general knowledge suggests dual citizens can play for only one country for good — which is the one they’ve chosen first.
Filipino international prospect Kai Sotto may be part of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, as well as future, Gilas Pilipinas roster according to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).
“It will be very difficult for us to get the slot in Belgrade. I will be the first to delight if we make it and I continue to hope for a triumphant campaign,” – Ramon Fernandez
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) cancelled the nation’s hosting the 3rd window for Groups A and C of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers this coming February, citing travel ban as the primary reason.