Exit measures | Inquirer Sports


Kiefer Ravena opting out of his NLEX contract in the PBA also has serious effects on Gilas Pilipinas, which has tapped the former Ateneo standout several times in the past. —SHERWIN VARDELEON

The seeming exodus of Gilas Pilipinas-caliber players to Japan and elsewhere is alarming to say the least, with the national team program taking a huge hit as far as its preparations for the 2023 International Basketball Federation (Fiba) World Cup, which the country will co-host, is concerned.

Dwight Ramos, the super-efficient and hardworking guard who starred for the Filipinos in the last Fiba tournaments, was the latest to take the jump to the more lucrative Japan B.League, and there’s no reason to believe that no one else will follow suit with the Korean league also set to open its doors to Asian imports.

That’s why the leadership of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and…

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