RAIN or Shine was forced to play with an all-Filipino lineup against Phoenix
in the PBA Governors' Cup after new import Jordan Tolbert was found to be over the conference height limit.
Tolbert was found to be over the 6-foot-6 limit among imports during the official measurement made just hours before the game. The replacement import was measured 6-foot-6 1/8.
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It was the latest import issue to hit the Rain or Shine franchise.
Tolbert was tapped at the last minute to replace Greg Smith II, who went down with a pulled hamstring in the Elasto Painters 110-99 loss to NLEX last week.
Smith just played two games with the team as he had to sit out the Elasto Painters' game against Terrafirma after failing to secure a Letter of Clearance (LoC) from his previous ballclub in Dominican Republic as required by FIBA.
Like Tolbert, Smith was also a replacement for original choice Michael Qualls, who suited up in the first five games but failed to delive a win for Rain or Shine.