Published: Wednesday 15 August, 2018

NBA Finally Allows Jordan Clarkson to Play for Gilas Pilipinas in Asian Games 2018

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NBA player Jordan Clarkson will see action in the Asian Games 2018 after all.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson is playing for Gilas Pilipinas in the Asian Games! The NBA granted the appeal of Philippine basketball officials and allowed Clarkson to suit up for Gilas in the 2018 Asiad in Indonesia.

Two days after announcing that the Filipino – American NBA player could not play for the Philippines, it was announced that Jordan Clarkson’s wish to play for his country has been granted. And a last-minute hitch was likewise ironed out.

Asian Games 22018 officials also gave the green light for Clarkson to play. According to, the Olympic Council of Asia and Asiad organizers have allowed the Cleveland guard to re-enter the Gilas Pilipinas lineup.

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Now, the only question is, how will Clarkson gel with the team? There’s only one way to find out. Gilas will meet Kazakhstan for its first game this week.