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    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Nate Robinson First Filipino NBA Player and He Will Play for The Philippine Basketball Team? Apparently, He's not...






    With the Johny Abarrientos barely making it to the NBA...Nate Robinson finally made us Filipinos proud as he is declared to be one of the first two basketball players with a Filipino blood to ever play professional basketball in what is considered as the greatest and the most lucrative basketball league in the whole wide world, the NBA. The first one was Mr. Townsend and now, Mr. Nate Robinson.

    Nate is known as the little highflyer because he is just 5'7 without rubbershoes and 5'9 with shoes. He was a former Knick and now he is vying for a title with the Celtics. He is said to have 1/8 Filipino blood coming from the side of his mother. If ever he indeed has a Filipino blood he may be eligible to play for the RP Smart Gilas Team which is being molded to be in the Olympics someday. He will play with the likes of Dylan Ababou and Jayvee Casio.

    Here is a video of Nate Robinson coupled with the interview from Sports authorities abroad. Many sportswriters in the USA are really saying that he is Filipino.



    With his high-flying acts and with his dynamism and intensity he will surely help the Smart Gilas Team in their quest for an Olympic slot.

    8 comments:

    passer by said...

    Just found this one...
    (first filipino AND Asian NBA)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Townsend

    Anonymous said...

    Yay I know thish now like Jeremy Lin!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Townsend is the first fil am drafted first round in the nba.. He played for the warriors and pacers

    Johnby said...

    Raymond Townsend is the first NBA player with Filipino blood. He played in the mid seventies.

    ballerspinas said...

    Nice Trivia! :) Like it!

    Adrian said...

    and still you made no correction to the VERY misleading blog...

    Batang X said...

    Hindi naman pinoy si Nate, sinabi nya he grew up in a neighborhood na maraming pinoy at naadopt nya ang attitude ng pinoy.

    BG said...

    Ricky Brown was drafted by the Houston Rockets in 1979. According to him, he played a few pre-season matches before Danding Cojuangco offered him to play for the Philippine national team in the 80's.

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