PBA vs ABL which holds the future of Philippine Basketball?
November 7, 2009 6:27am CST
I know PBA has been around for the longest time but now that a carefully planned (and financially budgeted) Regional League is around, how do you think it is going to affect Philippine Basketball in the long run? Is PBA threatened? Do you think time will come that ABL will be the perennial league in the region and PBA will turn into "just another basketball league"? Your thoughts on this.
7 Nov 09
I think ABL is definitely the future of Philippine basketball. I can see it as a league that can unite all the basketball league in the Philippines and all of South East Asia. I have a feeling that one day PBA and ABL will merge as one league. I said it because if ABL will be come sucessful in the near future, it will attract curent and future stars of the PBA to play in the ABL instead... especially if the money is right.
7 Nov 09
I think so as well, the exposure is there already, and if big-time companies like SMC takes part then we're sure that they will bring the best with them. It may also raise the competitiveness not only of the Philippines but of the whole region as well.
8 Nov 09
Very true indeed. I think it's only a matter of time before they start venturing outside of the PBA. I mean, they do have 4 franchises in the PBA (really, thats too much, it can almost be called a monopoly of sorts). If the ABL marketing strategy is as good as they say (and if only they makes their games live on local TV) I am definite that in the near future we see our stars showing their stuff in the ABL.