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Filipino national team member Andray Blatche: Laundry Philippines Heart!

Andray Blatche

Andray Blatche


Andray Blatche, who most recently played for the Nets, remains an NBA free agent.

Internationally, Blatche has been scooped up by the Philippines.

How did Blatche – who was born in New York and has no known Filipino heritage – come to represent the Philippines in the World Cup?

Rafe Bartholomew of Grantland has an in-depth look at the Blatche-Philippines relationship, including a particularly funny anecdote.

Earlier this summer, Blatche tweeted:


It was a well-intentioned gesture — if only he had used the hashtag #LabanPilipinasPuso!, which means “Fight Philippines Heart!” instead of one that roughly translated as “Laundry Philippines Heart!”

Andray being Andray.