Philippine Congress to naturalize Javale McGee
Old 05-15-2012, 06:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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MANILA, Philippines – Determined in his effort to help boost the country’s standing in the international stage, Rep. Robbie Puno has filed in Congress a bill seeking to grant NBA player JaVale McGee Filipino citizenship that will enable him to play for Smart Gilas Pilipinas.

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Old 05-15-2012, 07:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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is Javale McGee part Filipino?
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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is Javale McGee part Filipino?
No. He will acquire Filipino citizenship through naturalization. The Philippine National Basketball Team has been handing-out naturalization to foreign players who mostly plays Center.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I thought you have to live in a place to become a naturalized citizen, or at least have someone in your family from that country.
since Americans are allowed to be dual citizens. whats to stop players from playing for another country?
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I thought you have to live in a place to become a naturalized citizen, or at least have someone in your family from that country.
since Americans are allowed to be dual citizens. whats to stop players from playing for another country?
In this case the country have a special treatment for athletes.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Eat rice with all your meals, karaoke is a must, and adress everyone as "Tito" and "Tita." He'll be a Filipino citizen in a week.
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In this case the country have a special treatment for athletes.
pretty soon we're going to need a free agency period for national teams. citizenship to the highest bidder! international amateur players union ftw!
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I just looked at the national team and almost half their team is American born.
why is Canada not recruiting players?
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Eat rice with all your meals, karaoke is a must, and adress everyone as "Tito" and "Tita." He'll be a Filipino citizen in a week.
tita
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kuya
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The only filipno words I know.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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tita
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The only filipno words I know.
That must be the starting lineup for the phillipines national team!
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The commercialisation of national sports, what could be better. I hate it so much, I don't even know where to begin. And some local dudes are training from the childhood just to get pushed out by purchased people. Some of those nationalized players usually haven't even seen their new country. Ridiculous.
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The commercialisation of national sports, what could be better. I hate it so much, I don't even know where to begin. And some local dudes are training from the childhood just to get pushed out by purchased people. Some of those nationalized players usually haven't even seen their new country. Ridiculous.
Meh Philipine Basketball league is probably one of the most corrupt sports leagues in the world. I'm not shocked they are doing this. Besides this has been happening in soccer for a long long time
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Meh Philipine Basketball league is probably one of the most corrupt sports leagues in the world. I'm not shocked they are doing this. Besides this has been happening in soccer for a long long time
Who was that one guy way back that averaged like 30pts 20 rebounds a game in the Philippine league? That dude was a monster, I think he played for Portland before that though
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Who was that one guy way back that averaged like 30pts 20 rebounds a game in the Philippine league? That dude was a monster, I think he played for Portland before that though
I dunno I just know that league is degenerate gamblers heaven
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I dunno I just know that league is degenerate gamblers heaven
Shit maybe I belong there...
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