Just in time for some Throwback Thursday for our friends in the US.
Almost two years ago in the 15th Congress, a Philippine legislator filed a bill seeking to grant JaVale McGee Filipino citizenship. Pretty sure Congressman Puno didn’t comb Youtube for JaVale highlights.
The bill stated that his “remarkable track record” makes him an asset to the Philippines’ aspirations to “regain lost glory in international basketball competitions”.
House Bill 6169 never made it past the committee level, though. It can still be re-filed, but perhaps local congressmen may not be so enthusiastic this time around.
McGee has not been able to help the Denver Nuggets this season as he continues to rehabilitate his fractured left tibia. He is out indefinitely.
Read the rest of this bill here.