First, the PBA expands to 12 teams (and has the world’s first coach-politician-boxing-champ hybrid).
Next, the PBA is talking about the possibility of having Asian imports.
Then, the PBA wants to eventually expand to 16 teams (with the Hapee and SM groups waiting for the go signal).
Now, the PBA wants to take over Asia.
When I first read about the PBA mulling over the prospect of expanding to as many as 16 teams by, at the earliest, the 2016-2017 season, I was quite skeptical (read about the perils of overexpansion here). Judging by how the rosters of current expansion squads NLEX, Blackwater, and Kia hardly inspire fandom, I felt that maybe expanding this fast would be a little too risky. You see, the keys to good expansion are: maintaining relative parity (which means putting up structures to give new teams a fair shot at being competitive) and generating adequate fan interest for the expansion clubs.