9 months Clarkson fuels Philippine #LetJordanPlay World Cup clamor Manilatimes |Sports
NBA star Jordan Clarkson is stoking Philippine fans’ clamor to allow him to play in this year’s World Cup as their team seeks to hurdle FIBA’s eligibility rules. The Philippine Basketball Federation (SBP) is appealing to basketball’s world-governing body to recognize Clarkson as a Filipino citizen, allowing him to play for Gilas Pilipinas who won a World Cup berth last weekend. The Filipino-American Cleveland Cavaliers guard on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) congratulated Gilas and expressed hope of joining the team again after carrying the flag for the Philippines at last year’s Asian Games. The Philippines’ Jordan Clarkson (center) shoots against ... more