Gilas cagers torn between playing for Philippines and PBA


NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan—Fight for stardom in the Philippine Basketball Association or continue serving the national flag.

The majority of the Smart Gilas Pilipinas players are torn between two golden opportunities that could shape their careers after the Samahang Basketbol …

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  • Don Torero

    simple lang ang solusyon sa issue na yan.  tapatan ni MVP ang suelduhan sa PBA. tapos ang problema.  it’s all about money.

  • Ros Bay

    Stay with the Gilas team. If you’ll prefer the PBA, then it’s like heading to a dead end. Just play hard always, you’re lucky to be a part of that team. If we were to switch places I wouldn’t even consider of applying in the pros. Besides the PBA will always be there and you can also join ABL or if you’ll have a good showing in the qualifiers you can even try foreign leagues.

    PBA is a dying league, as long as they will stay the way they are right now. Instead of spearheading the change of basketball and the right way of playing it, they’re making the development stagnant.

  • Anonymous

    stay on the NATIONALS

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  • MarioC

    noon ang mga players nag uunahan makasali lang sa RP basketball Team. ngayon… ibang istorya na

  • gil lumapas

    i only watched PBA kapag semi-finals and championship…..boring kapag reg. games…..dapat ipatuloy ang programa sa SMart gilas….if they want to join sa PBA…tataba lang sila or maging bench warmer….Sa smart gilas nalang sila, may disiplina……

  • Levi or Levis

    I sure hope they would turn their sights on bigger opportunities – playing for the national team is an honor and will ensure the development of their skills in basketball…

  • slambuzz

    PBA’s popularity will surely soar again in the near future. Historically after the PBA SUPERSTARS failure to win in the ASIAN region, people starting to shed from the game, of course except  if Ginebra is playing. But after the win of SMART GILAS over IRAN, the inclusion of PBA PLAYERS in the next month FIBA ASIA  and the impending jump of SMART GILAS players to the PBA, expect another banner year for BASKETBALL as a whole not just the PBA.

    SMART GILAS vs JORDAN free live streaming @

    The PBA IS THE BENEFICIARY HERE, knowing this, the league has supported the program by lending its players to the national team.

    in fact basketball is alive, you can see in the blogs as thousands are watching the free live streaming from different sports blogs. SMART GILAS dont have the same popularity with the azkals as far as CASUAL FANS are concerned. Because GILAs dont have opportunity to be introduced to the TELESERYE LOVING Filipinos tru ABS-CBN.

    But for REAL SPORTS FANS who don’t even care who is PIOLO and KC, THEY SATISFY THIER THIRST IN BLOGS, real sports fans spent hours in blogs that offer live streams and full video replays. And its not just in hundreds, they are in MILLIONS.

  • war de hensam man

    the PBA is not like what it was during the 70’s to early 90’ seems the players in today’s generation just seem to play because of the pay and not out of their passion to playing the game and their commitment to winning every game they’re playing..pinoy hoops fans didnt care so much about NBA then and were die hard fans of PBA players and their respective teams..GOOD OLD DAYS (sigh!).

    • Gordon Montoya

      agree. Mas pinanuod ko yung laban ng Gilas kesa PBA finals kahit tambak na yung Taipei. Parang walang teamwork at play ang PBA. Agawang buko na lang sila. 

  • Jao Romero

    they’ll have better international visibility in the National Team than in the PBA. the league is dying anyway.

    • Reggie

      It’s not dying, it’s long dead.

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