Posted May 27, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

This Basketball Player Is A U.S. Citizen: But Will Be Playing For The Philippines

Andray Blatche plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He grew up in Syracuse, New York.

He is not Filipino. Not even a little bit (for as much as I know). Although he does claim he is at least half.

According to Andrew Keh of the New York Times, he is officially an Filipino citizen due to a new bill that was passed.

The reason for the move is to allow Blatche to play with their national team so that they can play in the FIBA World Cup in August.

He will now have dual citizenship in both countries.


What do you guys think about the move?