Slaughter and Lassiter withdraws from Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool

Marcio Lassiter San Miguel Beermen Greg Slaughter

In a separate announcement yesterday, Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Marcio Lassiter of San Miguel Beermen both announced that they have declined the offer to join the Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool.

Both Greg Slaughter and Marcio Lassiter said that they believe that the original 12 members of Gilas Pilipinas should represent Philippines in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and they do not want to take their spots thus their decision to withdraw from the Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool. View Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool

What do you think about the withdrawal of Slaughter and Lassiter from the Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool?

And here’s the reaction of Coach Chot Reyes on the pull out of Lassiter and Slaughter:




10 Responses to Slaughter and Lassiter withdraws from Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool

  1. Ueno says:

    mga nag laro nung Fiba Asia dapat isalang sa Fiba world sila nag-pakahirap they deserve a big break..-.-

  2. Ueno says:

    yung nag pakahirap sa FIBA Asia ang dapat maglaro sa FIBA world at hindi kaiangan puro Veterans ang ipasok like Arwind Santos or James Yap basketball is all about expirience,perseverance,commitment and hardwork

  3. melanie says:

    dapat lng,idagdag lng c marc barocca and greg slaughter matibay na team na yan!see the last game of Fiba asia hinihingal na ang malalaki diba.

  4. Harper says:

    The competition is different in spain. We need height and youth which both of them can is so selfish on their part to decline playing for the national team. We needed to get bigger and faster.. Their reasons are full of bull! I don’t buy that crap of sending those who deserve. We should be sending the best team possible team – slaughter and lassiter included! I smell politics!

  5. JunS says:

    I think the Philippines should send the country’s best players who can be effective in FIBA World. Gilas needs more speed and agility plus height & might. Coach Chot knows the strengths & weaknesses of his team so he is adjusting according to what awaits for them in FIBA World. This is a rare chance…Gilas has so much heart…
    I hope the players whom Coach Chot will select will commit wholeheartedly…
    Go Gilas…Show your Gilas…God bless

  6. bong s says:

    cowardsdie many times before their deaths

  7. zand O. says:

    of course the majority saying that na sino ang naghirap sila ang ipapadala at pangarap yun ng bawat isa, we know that everyone can play and they all great, but we need the best players possible to play for the next level, if we need new players can adjust to the chemistry of the game why not, lahat naman may PUSO para sa bansa… “LABAN PILIPINAS”

  8. sophia says:

    dapat d cla nag withdraw para kng may mainjure d na mahirapan maghanap nangkapalit. di naman tiyak na makuha sila baka pagpractisan lng ang hiegth nila para masukat at maadjust ang pagsoshot nang bola sa mga napili maglaro.

  9. Prof. Danilo F. Mendoza says:

    Iyan ang hirap ng di laking Pinas. National Coach Chot represent not just Gilas Team but the entire Nation. His selection of the players for Gilas is the people’s choice. Though there are the presence of the original Gilas 12 players, the addition is merely to supplement the team’s cohesiveness and strength and adjust in case of player injury, sickness, or failure to meet the required bar of performance. 5 to 6 months before FIBA World is a long way to go. Anything or something might happened to any of the players, hopefully not. It is true that the 12 original players deserve it but they are already compensated, rewarded, praised and emulated by their countrymen for their excellence in the last FIBA ASIA whereby the goal is to enter the top three standing placing second. This time its different, we are playing in spain for the FIBA world not for the championship but to let our rivals in the group bracket know that we are ready to give them a top game in basketball.

    If Lassiter in not 100%, I think he will be in the few weeks to come and its no longer an excuse if he has that Pilipino heart. While Slaughter, can be on the reserved list just like Belga. So its not a problem for his inclusion being beyond the 12 orignal players.Perhaps it is a great opportunity to be of service to replace somebody who could no longer play for some reason or another. Hey you’ll be remembered by us and even the future generation of basketeers for your contribution in the arena of sports. Sana magbago pa isip at papalakpakan kayo namin ng todo pagpasok sa court.

    Prof. Danilo F. Mendoza

  10. Allan M says:

    tama lang na mag withdraw di naman sila naghirap unfair sa mga original na players na biglang di masasali, sa mga nagsasabing iba na sa Spain dahil malalaki na at kailangan si Slaughter, wala namang mag babago idagdag man yung malalaki o best ng PBA, wala namang tatalunin ang Pinas sa Group nila. Deserving na ma experience nung mga naghirap na maglaro sa Spain, manalo’t matalo. Salute to Slaughter and Lassiter..

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