Robert Bolick set to leave PBA, joins ‘Japan Exodus’ in B. League

Is this the end of Robert Bolick’s PBA career? (PBA Images)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

So all the rumors were true.

After a late short-term contract extension Robert Bolick did to grace the 2023 PBA Governor’s Cup with the NorthPort Batang Pier, rumors were already floating that the superstar point guard missed the first four games because a team from the Japan B. League started to court him.

Well, Bolick will finally get his wish after trusted sources from and Rappler Sports confirmed that the national team veteran is set to fly to Japan and sign with a team.

According to the sources, Bolick will be reinforcing a Division II team and is still finalizing his contract before suiting up.

They also revealed that Bolick’s contract offer will last up to two years and will be earning $30,000 in his first year.

If Bolick will then play consistently and help the team improve, the amount will raise up to $35,000 in his second year.

One of the most drooling offers that the team set with Bolick is an additional salary bonus if he will be able to promote the team to the Division I category.

Bolick will also have the luxury of a player option selection in his second year as part of the terms and conditions of his contract.

If everything is now all set, Bolick will be joining his former national team teammates Dwight Ramos, Thirdy and Kiefer Ravena, and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. in the B. League.

Bolick’s tremendous Gilas Pilipinas stint during the past years helped him rise his draft stock after displaying several big-time performances.

He was also a part of the past FIBA World Cup Gilas squad and became their go-to guy in several games.

As of now, the NorthPort management is yet to comment regarding the situation Bolick is in involving the B. League.