Here's why Thai-American Tyler Lamb failed to play for Globalport vs Rain or Shine
Tyler Lamb still isn't eligible to play for GlobalPort in the PBA. Photo from ABL

GLOBALPORT’S bid to field an even more explosive backcourt was derailed as Asian import Tyler Lamb’s eligibility papers for the PBA Governors’ Cup have yet to be completed.

Supposedly getting the green light to play in the Batang Pier’s road game in Legazpi on Saturday, the Thai-American guard wound up sitting on the bench, reduced into a spectator in the 101-99 victory.

“May kulang na papers,” PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial told SPIN.ph later.

GlobalPort has already submitted a certification from the Thai basketball federation and his Thai passport, but has yet to present a certification from Fiba regarding his eligibility to play for Thailand’s national team - a key document required by league leagues for Asian imports.

The document, however, may take time to process since GlobalPort will need to course the request through the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), the Fiba-recognized body in the Philippines.

Lamb would’ve formed a deadly combination with Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle, but is seems the Batang Pier hardly needed his presence as they pulled off the escape act.

[See GlobalPort stuns Rain or Shine in Legazpi thriller for third straight win]

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