Published: Sunday 19 August, 2018

WATCH Flag-bearer Jordan Clarkson Leads PH Team at Asian Games Opening Ceremony

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Jordan Clarkson waves the Philippine flag during the opening ceremony. Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP)

A few days ago, Jordan Ckarkson was not even a member of the Philippine team to the Asian Games 2018. But, last night at the opening ceremony, Clarkson led the Filipinos as they entered the Asian Games 2018 stadium during the opening ceremony.

In front of thousands cheering from the stands, Jordan Clarkson waved the Philippine flag as they entered the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (GBK) Stadium. They were among more than 6,000 athletes from all over the continent competing in the Games.

Clarkson was finally allowed by the NBA to play for the Philippines and be part of Gilas Pilipinas last week. His inclusion was initially rejected by the NBA but, after two appeals by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, the NBA relented.

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Clarkson arrived in Jakarta last Thursday, just as Gilas Pilipinas was playing its first game vs Kazakhstan, which the Filipinos won.

Clarkson will debut with Gilas on Tuesday in their mauch-awaited showdown with China.

Watch this video as the Philippine team walks into the stadium. It’s a goose bump moment!

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