Skip to comments.Philippines Lures NBA Veteran for World Cup
Posted on 05/27/2014 1:57:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Senate passed a bill to grant citizenship to the Brooklyn Nets centre
The Philippines is planning to fast-track citizenship for American NBA veteran Andray Blatche in a bid to give its national team much-needed extra height and class at this year's World Cup.
The Philippine Senate on Monday passed a bill to grant citizenship to the 6-foot, 11-inch (2.11-metre) Brooklyn Nets centre.
"Blatche is possibly the best centre from the NBA that we can get who is willing to shun more lucrative offers now and in the future just to be part of our national team," said Senator Edgardo Angara, who introduced the bill.
The bill will be sent to President Benigno Aquino's office for final approval, according to Angara.
The Philippines is a basketball-crazy nation, a legacy of American colonial rule, but its top players are generally too short to be a force in international competition.
and some of the most delicious looking women ... many of whom have an old-school attitude about how to love and treat their husband.
Yes the butterflies!
:: but its top players are generally too short to be a force in international competition. ::
Tell that to Bugsy, Spud and Pistol Pete.
Pete Maravich was 6’5”
I threw him in because, as a #2 guard, he was a boyhood hero that proved if you worked hard at something, you can succeed.
One of the NBA’s gratest “pure” shooters.
Oh, and he was melanin challenged in an era when melanin was not a measure of NBA talent.
Ref: Bob Cousy