Blatche says there are numerous reasons why he can’t join Gilas

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes After being left out of the national team for the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, naturalized center Andray Blatche took to Instagram to air his side but gave little detail as to why he’s not re-joining Gilas Pilipinas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I will always be very thankful for the opportunity, the love, and the support I have received from my Filipino family but it’s a lot [sic] of reason why I can’t join,” said Blatche in the post. “I don’t expect for many people to understand but I do wish my brothers the best of luck.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The seven-foot center was reportedly concerned about the peace and order situation in host city Beirut, Lebanon and was asking for a “very high price” to play for the Philippines, according to an Inquirer report. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Stephen Curry, Warriors finalize $201 million, 5-year deal Blatche was an integral part of Gilas’ campaign in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championships where they won the silver medal and also helped the Philippines take the gold in the 2017 Seaba Championship. Reacting to Blatche’s post, Gilas head coach Chot Reyes said that they know what they’re missing without Blatche.“We got some huuuge shoes to fill, but as always, we WILL fight til the end. That’s the #gilasway #oncegilasalwaysgilas,” he said.Often times starting his offense at the top of the key, Blatche had the ability to shoot from deep or drive to the basket as opposed to backing down in the post. Fil-German Christian Standhardinger is set to replace Blatche’s position as the naturalized player for the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img

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