KOBE Paras gave out very sound advice for fellow prodigy Kai Sotto.
The way he said it inevitably ruffled feathers.
Talking from experience, the 20-year-old son of former PBA rookie-MVP Benjie Paras urged the Ateneo Blue Eaglets rising star Sotto to spread his wings and go to the US 'to continue his basketball career.'
"I was 15 years old when I moved out here in LA." Paras started his post on his official Twitter page, in which he tagged a video done by ABS-CBN Sports about the 7-foot-1 Sotto.
"Hopefully one day Kai may make a mature decision to continue his basketball career here in the states so that he won't get rotten and brained washed in Manila," he continued.
The 6-foot-6 Paras moved to the US back in 2013 to play high school ball at Cathedral in Los Angeles before moving to Middlebrooks Academy. He played one season with Creighton in the US NCAA but has since transfered to Cal State Northridge, where he is currently red-shirting.
Paras no doubt wants Sotto, 15, to track the same path. There's no doubt that he means well.
However, the "so that he won't get rotten and brained washed in Manila" line on his tweet has sparked debate on Twitter that continues to rage at posting time.
So what's your take?