Hell Yeah! let them teach him some lessons!
Heck no! he just wants to play for the NT..it's his right!
if PBA bans then SBP has to ban too even for just 6 months or a year even if they had nothing to do with japeth's decision. why ? to show unity of SBP stakeholders. It unpalatable for me to suggest this but sometimes we have to to do unpalatable things for the bigger picture to come out ok(SBP unity and no more FIBA investigation again) and besides, the reason , PBA/BK is delaying their announcement is that they are the one who wants japeth so they are using media leaks to pressure aguilar. For all we know, the PBA will end up giving japeth only a minor sanction specially because now the cojuangco teams now have moistened eyes anticipating japeth as well hehehe. desperate people use desparate means. Booo !
It's a business move.they talk about integrity now? Did the PBA allowed the lap-sided trades here, there and everywhere where a team can get a SUPERSTAR for a future draft pick and a LOT OF CASH CONSIDERATIONS... they Talk about integrity when all the fans knew that some of the teams exceed that salary cap... BKW will not keep Japeth because they can't afford him they will only play him maybe 1 or 2 seasons so they will only pay him 150,000 and 240,000 but when japeth reaches the max salary they will sell him to another team like what they did to arwind.
And please show me the exact rules of the PBA Salary Cap rules and i will show you where you are mistaken. That is of course assuming you know your PBA Salary Cap rules.
IF THERE IS NO BASKETBALL IN HEAVEN, I AM NOT GOING.
I still firmly believe that there's nothing wrong with Japeth's decision of not signing the contract.
There was an instance in recent past where a PBA team drafted a player, and yet, the player refused to sign the contract simply because he was to get less than what his PBL team was offering. Of course, this is slightly different from Japeth's case where he was offered a max contract. But that's beside the point. What I'm harping on here is the right to "reject" a contract offer, regardless of how much the offer was.
Again, I stand firm. THe only reason this is such a big issue is because it's an athletic 6'9" #1 draft pick. If it were a 2nd rounder, will this even become such a big issue?
The f*cking PBA sucks! And Lito Alvarez's actions are just plain wrong. He's not exercising his rights. BUt simply, exercising his BAD Filipino traits - Crab Mentality. If you can't get things to go your way, pull down everyone else, even the SBP. Isn't that why they're dragging the SBP into this again?
Bastards! Please, someone give me the e-mail address of the Sonny Barrios and Lito Alavarez, and I'm sure as hell sending an e-mail to both of them!
Last edited by dunk_on_me; 09-02-2009 at 12:11 AM.
no doubt, that alvarez is trying to drag the SBP into the mess. the best move for SBP right now is wait and see attitude and wait what will be PBA board's decision. if Alvarez keeps pressuring SBP in the media to make a statement, SBP can shoot back and say, hey, make a decision first then , we will make a decision. Since Cojuangco was quoted in the news a few months ago as being interested in japeth, chances are that Cojuangco's teams will vote against a ban on japeth(just my guess) leaving BK a big loser. Even if Cojuangco's teams vote for a ban, BK still ends up not only as a loser but as seeking punishment(can't blame them). If there is a ban, SBP will probably have to announce some sort of punishment as well on japeth(lesser punishment than the PBA will announce) even though the SBP heads may hate it if only to show "unity" blah blah blah with PBA( politics here).
I see no problem with japeth playing for Smart-Gilas... If the PBA wants to ban him then so be it... Its there choice... We don't want him to play in the PBA right because his talent will just be wasted... He'll be better playing in Europe or NBDL... Then what's the issue of him being ban in the PBA... PBA please Ban Japeth...
LIFE GOES ON FOR WHOPPERS, COKE & BARAKO BULL RETOOL
Tue, 09/01/2009 - 17:53 — junior
Though still hoping for the resolution of the Japeth Aguilar controversy soon, Burger King coach Yeng Guiao said he's not ready to wait forever as the Whoppers have to move on with or without the wayward player.
Guiao said they have to fix things specially as the team has traded Ken Bono to Coca-Cola.
"Okay pa naman kami. We have Carlo Sharma, Beau Belga and JR Quinahan as frontliners. But we have to look for a replacement kung talagang hindi na babalik si Japeth," said Guiao.
"In four days kung walang mangyayari, dapat kaming kumuha nang iba to fill up the slot. The season is about to start," Guiao added.
Coca-Cola has beefed up its own frontcourt in acquiring Bono through a three-way trade deal involving Barako Bull.
The Energy Boosters gave up a future draft pick for Bono whom they later dealt to the Tigers for point guard Aries Dimaunahan and forward MC Caceres.
In a continuing rebuilding process, Barako Bull also acquired Yousif Aljamal and Rob Reyes from Talk n Text.
BK top honcho Lito Alvarez plans to talk directly to Japeth's father Peter even as the player agent, Ronnie Nathanielsz, insists the Aguilars have made a decision for Japeth to dump Burger King for Smart Gilas.
Nathanielsz has reportedly said that Peter closed their door on BK after a phone talk with Guiao.
"I just explained everything and the possible consequences of their action to Peter. He told me 'sige kakausapin ko sila (I will talk to them).' My understanding is that he will explain things to Japeth and his manager," said Guiao.
"I believe I still have an open communication line with them (the Chicago-based parents of Japeth). But I have explained everything and I think it's enough. Baka makulitan sa akin," Guiao added.
Guiao said he had a phone talk with Peter the day after Japeth and Nathanielsz informed the BK people of their decision not to sign up with the team that made the player the top pick in the most recent PBA Annual Draft.
Japeth has reportedly left for the US. Before leaving, he had a lunch with a small group of sportswriters reiterating his decision to join the Smart Gilas developmental team. (NC)
LIFE GOES ON...
Being drafted does not mean you are commited to sign and play for the team. You still have the option to sign the contract or not. Ones you signed, then you are automatically bound to play for that team.
Same goes for the team owners. They would not automatically offer a contract to the player they just drafted.
Its the same banana. And the PBA is making a big fuss about it when they were being the latter all this time.
There are alot of good players who were drafted but was never offered any contract.
Yeng Guiao: Neither the 3 year program or coach Rajko was the factor for the success of Smart-Gilas.
Tab Baldwin: He’s [Rajko] the big reason, maybe the biggest reason they got as far as they did.