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Norman Black evaluates: Asian imports ‘not really a big upgrade over Filipinos’

Jun 29, 2015 - 10:36 PM

Black said Asian imports definitely filled in some gaps for teams but were not game changers in their debut in the 2015 PBA Governors Cup

How much of an impact did the Asian imports have in the 2015 PBA Governors' Cup? Seen here are Meralco's Seiya Ando (left) and KIA's Jet Chang. Photos from PBA Images

Syrian baller survives war, finds hope in Manila

Jun 13, 2015 - 7:19 PM

A brother kidnapped a hometown lost PBA Asian import Michael Madanly flees war torn Syria and dreams to rebuild again

Reid comes up clutch as Beermen win 6th straight

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:36 PM

Import Arizona Reid was clutch down the stretch scoring 9 of his team’s last 10 points to lead the San Miguel Beermen past the NLEX Road Warriors

BEER RUN. Arizona Reid shoots over NLEX's Asi Taulava. The San Miguel Beermen have now won 6 straight. Photo by Josh Albelda

WATCH: Highlights of Jiwan Kim's Barangay Ginebra debut

Jun 04, 2015 - 12:27 AM

Jiwan Kim had just one day to practice with his new PBA squad but turned in a solid game scoring 11 points grabbing 5 rebounds and dishing 3 assists

Jiwan Kim played an all-around team game in his PBA debut. Photo by Josh Albelda

Asian imports benefiting the PBA

May 18, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Their arrival was met with scrutiny but Asian import players have already made their impact on and off the court

IMPORT QUALITY. Seiya Ando (R) of Japan has been a success story for the Meralco Bolts, averaging 14.5 PPG. Photo by Mark Cristino

Japanese import Seiya Ando: it’s faster in Canada, but PBA more physical

May 13, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The Japanese player finished with 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting 3 triples 3 assists and 2 steals in 26 minutes in his PBA debut

Ando made an impression in his PBA debut. Photo from Ando's Facebook

Banal: Barako Bull won’t get an Asian import

Apr 16, 2015 - 6:56 PM

Barako head coach Koy Banal believes the local players are more than capable of standing toe to toe against other Asian players

Barangay Ginebra acquires Mongolia's Sanchir as Asian import

Apr 03, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Barangay Ginebra has acquired their Asian import for the PBA Governors Cup signing Mongolian basketball star Sanchir Tungalag

GIN QING. Sanchir Tungalag averaged 16.6 points and 5.6 rebounds a game during the 2014 Asian Games for Mongolia

PBA aims for Asian brands to join, advertise in the league

Oct 13, 2014 - 6:19 AM

The PBA wants more than Asian players; it wants Asian brands as well

Tim Cone: ‘I don’t know any Asian imports better than our players’

Oct 10, 2014 - 6:38 PM

We just proved in the World Championships that we’re at the best of Asia and now we’re gonna bring in imports that are supposed to be better than our players?

File Photo by Josh Albelda/RapplerFILIPINO BALLERS ARE GOOD. Tim Cone believes Filipino basketball players are at par with the best in Asia. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images