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Asi Taulava Biography
Pauliasi Taulava (born March 2, 1973), also known as Asi Taulava, is a Tongan-born Filipino professional basketball player for the NLEX Road Warriors of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is the oldest active player in the league and is currently in his 18th season. According to Astrologers, zodiac sign is Pisces Basketball player from Tonga known for his illustrious career in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was MVP of the PBA in 2003.
In 1997 Taulava, a 6 foot 9 inch center from Tonga, along with several Filipino-foreign cagers bannered Blu Detergent in the PBL Vis-Min Cup, where he showed some promise. In 1998, Blu management included Taulava to their roster in the PBL Centennial Cup.He was born Paulasi Taulava and moved to the United States with his family when he was six years old.
However, Taulava is also one of the most controversial figures in Philippine basketball due to his numerous issues about his citizenship since he arrived in the local basketball scene in 1997.
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Asi Taulava Net Worth
Asi Taulava is one of the richest Basketball Player & listed on most popular Basketball Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Asi Taulava net worth is approximately $1 Million - $3 Million.
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|Net Worth||$1 Million - $3 Million|
|Source of Income||Basketball Player|
|House||Living in own house.|
Taulava’s citizenship has been questioned ever since he arrived in the PBL in 1998. A government scrutiny from 1999 to 2000 about the alleged number of fake Fil-foreign cagers led to his deportation in April 2000. Taulava proved his citizenship when he returned to the country in 2001. Three years later, his name became a subject of DOJ’s scrutiny on the said issue that led to his indefinite suspension in the PBA.
He was directly hired by the Mobiline Phone Pals to boost up their frontline. From 1999 to 2002, he was only able to lead the team to a single finals stint which happened during the 2002 Commissioner’s Cup, ending as runners-up.
Asi Taulava HeightAsi Taulava's height 6 feet 0 inches weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.
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|Height||6 feet 0 inches|
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Following his career in the PBL, Taulava entered the PBA in 1999, when he was directly hired by the Mobiline Phone Pals. With his performance, he quickly emerged as one of the top centers in the league, even winning the 2003 MVP award. After eight years with Talk N’ Text, he was traded to the Coca-Cola Tigers where he played until 2010. He was later traded to the Meralco Bolts, leading the team for two seasons with his presence and style. In 2012, Taulava decided to leave the PBA to play for the San Miguel Beermen in the ABL. After a brief stint in the league, he returned to the PBA in 2013, where he signed for the Air21 Express.
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2003 was a fruitful year for Taulava when he led the Phone Pals to the All-Filipino Championship while being named as the Best Player of the Conference. At season’s end, he became the first Fil-foreign cager since Great Taste’s Ricardo Brown in 1985 to win the Most Valuable Player Award.
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Ranked on the list of most popular Basketball Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Tonga. Asi Taulava celebrates birthday on March 2 of every year.
In 2002, Taulava played for Team Philippines in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, Korea. Taulava showed promise during the said tournament in as Center but had a hard time guarding Chinese center, Yao Ming. In the end, the Philippines went home without a medal after suffering a harsh defeat in the semifinals against host Korea and even losing the bronze medal against Kazakhstan.
Taulava’s individual accolades include the 2003 MVP award, two All-Star Game MVP awards and the 2013 ABL MVP award.
During the 2004–05 PBA season, the Department of Justice announced that Taulava and five other Fil-foreign cagers have irregular documents. PBA commissioner Noli Eala indefinitely suspended him and some of the other players. But even without Taulava, the Phone Pals were still able to have a good elimination round record of 12-6. Later, a series of controversies rocked during the course of the Philippine Cup Finals as the Phone Pals lost in five games. In the Fiesta Conference, he led them again to the finals but still lost to the San Miguel Beermen in game five.
In 2004, they ended in third place. Taulava, along with teammate Jimmy Alapag, was named as the co-MVP of the All-Star Game held in Cebu City.You may read full biography about Asi Taulava from Wikipedia.