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Basketball Players Are Torn Between Playing For Money Or For Country

When I wrote a full-length, three-page story on Filipinos’ passion for basketball more than a decade ago, I was reminded once again that majority of today’s generation of Filipino basketball players, if given a choice between playing for flag and country or playing for a PBA team, would surely choose the latter.
james yapFactors to consider: poor economic background of an aspiring basketball player; player agent’s influence to sing contract with a commercial ball club; presence of talent scouts in collegiate game venues; constant media exposure plus the write-up or media mileage they get when they get covered by TV and print…

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