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RE: Why isn't Precious with the team?
(08-12-2019 03:23 PM)WColt45 Wrote:  As long as he's still on campus, I don't think we should start yelling 'the sky is falling'.

It does suck for the young man, though. Not getting to go to the Bahamas would ruin anyone's day.

As for Wiseman not playing, I'd rather him not play in meaningless exhibition games and risk getting hurt. These games don't matter nearly as much as the ones starting in November. Just keep hitting the weights and enjoy the beach.

I don't think it's anything major with Wiseman but as you can imagine they are being very cautious.
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Why isn't Precious with the team?
(08-12-2019 03:17 PM)mairving Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:14 PM)BandwagonJumper Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:11 PM)tigerpride96 Wrote:  This legitimately sucks.

makes me wonder if there's a competency issue in the AOB, or if his immigration status is just really jacked up.

i'm going to guess the latter, since this isn't the first issue blamed on his status.

then again, if it's not the first issue, you'd think someone would be proactive to any potential issue.

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Precious is a Nigerian citizen. He needs a visa and a passport to go to the Bahamas. The only place to get the visa is in Nigeria. I assume that this has been known for a while but kept quiet.

Excuse the ignorance, but why does he need a visa to go to the Bahamas? A passport isn’t sufficient?
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RE: Why isn't Precious with the team?
(08-12-2019 03:28 PM)cscottl1981 Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:17 PM)mairving Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:14 PM)BandwagonJumper Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:11 PM)tigerpride96 Wrote:  This legitimately sucks.

makes me wonder if there's a competency issue in the AOB, or if his immigration status is just really jacked up.

i'm going to guess the latter, since this isn't the first issue blamed on his status.

then again, if it's not the first issue, you'd think someone would be proactive to any potential issue.

03-banghead

Precious is a Nigerian citizen. He needs a visa and a passport to go to the Bahamas. The only place to get the visa is in Nigeria. I assume that this has been known for a while but kept quiet.

Excuse the ignorance, but why does he need a visa to go to the Bahamas? A passport isn’t sufficient?

Could be because he is a citizen of Nigeria, going to school in the US, and traveling from the US to vacation in the Bahamas. I'm no expert, though.

Here are the requirements for Non US citizens traveling to the Bahamas for less than 30 days:

Non-U.S. Citizen (Currently residing in the U.S.)
To enter The Bahamas, non-U.S. citizens need the following documentation:

For visits NOT exceeding 30 days:
An Alien Registration Card (Green Card) and a Valid National Passport from their country of birth are required.

https://www.nassauparadiseisland.com/get...s-citizens

Edit: According to the Bahamas government website, citizens from the Federal Republic of Nigeria must have a passport and a Visa. They can also have a visit period of no longer than 3 months.

LINK
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RE: Why isn't Precious with the team?
(08-12-2019 02:39 PM)mairving Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 02:10 PM)rc0213 Wrote:  Let's hope we don't need Precious to win.

All wins are Precious.

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RE: Why isn't Precious with the team?
(08-12-2019 02:39 PM)mairving Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 02:10 PM)rc0213 Wrote:  Let's hope we don't need Precious to win.

All wins are Precious.

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RE: Why isn't Precious with the team?
(08-12-2019 03:33 PM)WColt45 Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:28 PM)cscottl1981 Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:17 PM)mairving Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:14 PM)BandwagonJumper Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:11 PM)tigerpride96 Wrote:  This legitimately sucks.

makes me wonder if there's a competency issue in the AOB, or if his immigration status is just really jacked up.

i'm going to guess the latter, since this isn't the first issue blamed on his status.

then again, if it's not the first issue, you'd think someone would be proactive to any potential issue.

03-banghead

Precious is a Nigerian citizen. He needs a visa and a passport to go to the Bahamas. The only place to get the visa is in Nigeria. I assume that this has been known for a while but kept quiet.

Excuse the ignorance, but why does he need a visa to go to the Bahamas? A passport isn’t sufficient?

Could be because he is a citizen of Nigeria, going to school in the US, and traveling from the US to vacation in the Bahamas. I'm no expert, though.

Here are the requirements for Non US citizens traveling to the Bahamas for less than 30 days:

Non-U.S. Citizen (Currently residing in the U.S.)
To enter The Bahamas, non-U.S. citizens need the following documentation:

For visits NOT exceeding 30 days:
An Alien Registration Card (Green Card) and a Valid National Passport from their country of birth are required.

https://www.nassauparadiseisland.com/get...s-citizens

Edit: According to the Bahamas government website, citizens from the Federal Republic of Nigeria must have a passport and a Visa. They can also have a visit period of no longer than 3 months.

LINK

Something like I would think that but isn't he here on an F-1 Student visa which is more restrictive in many ways than other temporary status categories?
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RE: Why isn't Precious with the team?
(08-12-2019 03:27 PM)mairving Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:23 PM)WColt45 Wrote:  As long as he's still on campus, I don't think we should start yelling 'the sky is falling'.

It does suck for the young man, though. Not getting to go to the Bahamas would ruin anyone's day.

As for Wiseman not playing, I'd rather him not play in meaningless exhibition games and risk getting hurt. These games don't matter nearly as much as the ones starting in November. Just keep hitting the weights and enjoy the beach.

I don't think it's anything major with Wiseman but as you can imagine they are being very cautious.

Wasn't the shoulder a hold-over from last year in high school?
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RE: Why isn't Precious with the team?
J&J stated as fact that Maurice has not had a good summer. Anyone heard any details on that?

Might be the reason Stokes being strongly considered with a push for immediate eligibility.
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RE: Why isn't Precious with the team?
I read that Precious would have to apply in person at the British embassy in Nigeria.
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(08-12-2019 04:29 PM)Tigerx3 Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:27 PM)mairving Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:23 PM)WColt45 Wrote:  As long as he's still on campus, I don't think we should start yelling 'the sky is falling'.

It does suck for the young man, though. Not getting to go to the Bahamas would ruin anyone's day.

As for Wiseman not playing, I'd rather him not play in meaningless exhibition games and risk getting hurt. These games don't matter nearly as much as the ones starting in November. Just keep hitting the weights and enjoy the beach.

I don't think it's anything major with Wiseman but as you can imagine they are being very cautious.

Wasn't the shoulder a hold-over from last year in high school?
I don't think so. It may not even be his shoulder and I don't think it's serious. I am sure he will have fun anyway.
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RE: Why isn't Precious with the team?
I'm not worried at all. Precious would have to apply in person in Nigeria at the British Embassy for the visa to go, which probably isn't a worthwhile. Wiseman has 2-3 months to be ready for the opener and I have no doubt in mind he will be. Yes it sucks, but there is nothing to worry about.
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RE: Why isn't Precious with the team?
(08-12-2019 04:52 PM)mairving Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 04:29 PM)Tigerx3 Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:27 PM)mairving Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 03:23 PM)WColt45 Wrote:  As long as he's still on campus, I don't think we should start yelling 'the sky is falling'.

It does suck for the young man, though. Not getting to go to the Bahamas would ruin anyone's day.

As for Wiseman not playing, I'd rather him not play in meaningless exhibition games and risk getting hurt. These games don't matter nearly as much as the ones starting in November. Just keep hitting the weights and enjoy the beach.

I don't think it's anything major with Wiseman but as you can imagine they are being very cautious.

Wasn't the shoulder a hold-over from last year in high school?
I don't think so. It may not even be his shoulder and I don't think it's serious. I am sure he will have fun anyway.

I hope this is not going to turn into a season long precautionary situation for James due to his high draft status. Sitting out unimportant back to back games, too cautious on minor injuries; the way it’s gone now in the NBA.

If that happens, he will be remembered as a part time one season Tiger. DRose played every minute asked of him and would have taken more.
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RE: Why isn't Precious with the team?
Penny said they are working on getting Precious to the Bahamas in the next few days.
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(08-12-2019 04:47 PM)Tiger87 Wrote:  J&J stated as fact that Maurice has not had a good summer. Anyone heard any details on that?

Might be the reason Stokes being strongly considered with a push for immediate eligibility.

It certainly isnt suprising. Most of us were baffled why he got so much playing time last year and that was with barely any depth.
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It’s not getting to the Bahamas that’s worrisome. It’s getting back from there to here that’s worrisome
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(08-12-2019 09:56 PM)tigerbluejs Wrote:  It’s not getting to the Bahamas that’s worrisome. It’s getting back from there to here that’s worrisome

This exactly. He’s on a student visa. He can go to the Bahamas no problem. Getting him back into the USA from Bahamas is the tricky part. Immigration laws are much tighter now days.
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no TV?
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(08-12-2019 11:26 AM)misplaced tiger Wrote:  Visa issues

I use AMEX and I've never had any trouble getting to or from the Bahama's.
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(08-13-2019 08:06 AM)ImaTiger Wrote:  
(08-12-2019 11:26 AM)misplaced tiger Wrote:  Visa issues

I use AMEX and I've never had any trouble getting to or from the Bahama's.

I assume you are a US citizen, precious is Nigerian. Lead time on visas for non-EU or US citizens can be absurd.

From experience, we routinely have to give 6-weeks notice to bring chinese citizens over for work meetings and there is confirmation required for time/dates/locations at time of filing
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