PBA board stays firm: No Japan stint for Ravena


FILE – Kiefer Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

The Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) leadership on Saturday reiterated that the league will prohibit Kiefer Ravena from playing in Japan to protect the sanctity of the contract.

“The Board had decided that Kiefer has to honor his contract with NLEX and with the PBA,” Ricky Vargas, the league’s chair and TNT’s team governor said in a hastily-arranged late afternoon presser.

“Breaking that will be difficult for us to manage moving forward,” Vargas added.

The Inquirer, quoting an unimpeachable source, reported earlier this week that the PBA will rein in Ravena’s bid to play in Japan’s B.League with the Shiga Lakestars, which announced on Wednesday its signing of the former Ateneo hotshot.

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