by Tj Manotoc, ABS-CBN News
Fil-Am NBA player Jordan Clarkson left Los Angeles on Tuesday night, excited to finally represent the country.
Clarkson will be flying into Jakarta just as Gilas plays its first game vs. Kazakstan,
he is disappointed he will miss the first game but is still ready to bring his game against China.
“It’s going to be exciting we just missed the first game. It is what it is. And will be banging
it’s very exciting for me and have a good time. And I’m ready. Just coming out here to come win and you know play another game.
Aside from playing for the Philippines for the first time,
Clarkson also has the unique opportunity to be the country’s flag bearer in the opening ceremonies.
“It’s great just to get the opportunity to do that and represent the country and to bring the flag. It’s going to be amazing.”
Amidst all the turmoil and stress the last few days leading up to the final approval,
Clarkson is just thankful to the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the SBP, and everybody who helped in making his Gilas debut possible.
Now, all that’s left is to play ball and prove to the fans that all the waiting was worth it.