Nagsalita si Kiefer Ravena tungkol sa sinasabi ng kaniyang bashers na hindi na siya dapat maglaro para sa Gilas Pilipinas.
Sa podcast na "Surprise Guest with Pia Arcangel," sinagot ni Kiefer ang tanong kung hanggang kailan niya planong maglaro para sa Philippine men's basketball team.
"It depends. Whenever I get called up, even though there's a lot of people who don't want me to be there, but that's just how it is. Filipinos are very passionate when it comes to basketball. They have their own opinions to it," sabi ni Kiefer.
Para kay Kiefer, ang mapasama sa Gilas bilang manlalaro ay isang pribilehiyo, kaya ibibigay niya ang lahat kung sakaling muli siyang tawagan.
"As players, whenever we're called to the national team, it's our privilege, it's not even our obligation to play for the national team. It's a privilege to get called up to play. If you want to play there, you play there 110% mind, body and soul for the national team."
Matatandaang hindi pinalad ang Pilipinas sa qualifiers para sa quarterfinals ng 2022 FIBA Asia Cup sa Indonesia, nang talunin ito ng Japan sa score na 102-81.
Sa ngayon, import si Kiefer para sa koponang Shiga Lakes sa Japan B.League.
Ikalawang season na ni Kiefer sa team, at sinabi niyang excited siya sa ginawa nilang rebranding.
"I'm just very fortunate because I signed with the same team, with the same coach, with the same system and philosophy. So in terms of adjusting, it's not so hard for me anymore," ani Kiefer.
"In terms of our roster, we made a lot of improvement, a lot of changes and at the same time, the other players that were retained, the experience that we all gained from last season, we'll definitely bring it for this coming season sa B.League. So we're very much excited to begin the season with our team and we obviously have a new name with the Shiga Lakes. So we're excited for a new beginning," dagdag niya. --FRJ, GMA News