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It should’ve been Clarkson

Now that Gilas’ campaign in the FIBA World Cup in China is over, it’s time to wonder what could’ve and probably should’ve happened to avoid the tragic 0-5 letdown. Lack of preparation was the main reason for the debacle......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarSep 11th, 2019

It should’ve been Clarkson

Now that Gilas’ campaign in the FIBA World Cup in China is over, it’s time to wonder what could’ve and probably should’ve happened to avoid the tragic 0-5 letdown. Lack of preparation was the main reason for the debacle......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

FIBA: Clarkson has well wishes for Gilas as he misses World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas is moving on from Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson is in the original 19-man Gilas team for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in China and naturally, the plan was for him to pair up with Andray Blatche to form a deadly 1-2 combo. However, the Philippines is sticking to Blatche as its guy for the naturalized player spot and Jordan, who is Fil-American but not counted as a local by FIBA, is once again left in the dust. “I have utmost respect for coach Guiao and confident he knows what’s best moving forward,” Jordan’s father Mike Clarkson said in a statement via Steve Angeles of ABS-CBN News’ North American bureau. “As you’re aware, Jordan’s worked extremely hard to stay prepared for the ‘call of duty,’” he added. Despite being in the 19-man lineup Clarkson didn’t practice once with Gilas in preparation for the World Cup. Even if he’s somehow cleared to play, inserting him to the final team at the last minute would probably do more harm than good at this point. “He isn’t a selfish player and wouldn’t want to be a disruption to the team,” Mike Clarkson said of his son. “Team chemistry is paramount when competing against the best players in the world.  Unfortunately, without adequate practice time, their rhythm can be adversely affected,” the elder Clarkson added. Gilas starts World Cup play on Aug. 31 against Italy and the Clarksons are looking forward to a great tournament by the national team even of they’re not directly included this time. “The Gilas are a very talented group and play well together. I’m looking forward to watching them go to work. The entire Clarkson family will be there in spirit rooting for them to come out victorious,” Clarkson said.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2019

Gilas, lalong nagpalakas… Clarkson isinali sa pool

WALA mang kasigu­rado­han sa ngayon, sumugal pa rin ang Gilas Pilipinas nang isali sa pinakabago at pinalaking training pool ang Fil-Am NBA player na si Jordan Clarkson para sa napipintong kampanya ng 2019 FIBA World Cup sa China. Ito ay ayon sa 19-man pool na inilabas ng Sama­hang Basketbol ng Pilipinas kamakalawa kasali si Cleveland ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJul 17th, 2019

Hoping for a miracle, Guiao includes Jordan in Gilas pool

Guiao said he included Clarkson in the pool in case FIBA rules him eligible to suit up as a local or fill the naturalized player slot in case Andray Blatche suffers an injury before the Group F opener against Italy on Aug. 31 opener in Foshan, China......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 17th, 2019

Jordan Clarkson in Gilas pool

Holding on to slim hope that Jordan Clarkson will be allowed to suit up in the end, Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao has named the Fil-Am NBA player to the 19-man official pool that the Philippines is submitting for the FIBA World Cup hostilities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2019

Jordan Clarkson, palalakasin ang Gilas sa FIBA

Manila, Philippines – Isinama ni Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao si Fil-Am NBA player Jordan Clarkson sa pool ng kupunan na lalaban bitbit ang watawat ng Pinas sa 2019 FIBA World Cup. Ayon sa ulat, inanunsiyo ito ni Guiao nitong Lunes, Hulyo 15, pagkatapos ng national team practice sa Meralco Gym sa Pasig City. […] The post Jordan Clarkson, palalakasin ang Gilas sa FIBA appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

Blatche, Ravena, Clarkson lead Gilas 19-man pool for FIBA World Cup

MANILA, Philippines – Nineteen players will vie for a spot for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.  The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) on Monday, July 15, unveiled the 19-man pool for the global hoops showdown that includes Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Kiefer Ravena, and NBA player ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

Clarkson included in Gilas pool for FIBA World Cup

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas still has its fingers crossed that Jordan Clarkson will be cleared to play as a local in the FIBA World Cup as Yeng Guiao added the Filipino-American NBA player in his player pool. Guiao bared on Monday, July 15, he included the Cleveland Cavalier in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

LOOK: Clarkson reps PHL flag on Fourth of July

It's the Fourth of July, US Independence Day, but Jordan Clarkson is in the gym, in a shirt that proudly proclaims "Philippine basketball." The Fil-Am guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers posted four photos to his Instagram account, showing him in a gym wearing red Nike gear that's emblazoned with the three stars and a sun.         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Jordan Clarkson (@jordanclarksons) on Jul 4, 2019 at 1:53pm PDT The photos were taken by the company Good Looks! and bear its watermark. Clarkson has made it clear in the past that he would love to represent the Philippines in international tournaments, such as the upcoming FIBA World Cup. However, FIBA has not yet recognized him as a local, which means Gilas Pilipinas would have to field him in lieu of naturalized center Andray Blatche. The 46th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Clarkson last season averaged a career-best 16.8 points, along with 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists for the Cleveland Cavaliers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 5th, 2019

Clarkson out na sa Gilas

  Manila, Philippines – Malabo na umanong makalaro si Cleveland Cavaliers’ Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson sa Gilas Pilinas para sa FIBA World Cup na gagawin sa Agosto 31 hanggang Sept. 15 sa China dahil ang […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

Jordan Clarkson doubtful for World Cup

It’s not likely that the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson will play for Gilas in the FIBA World Cup in China on Aug. 31-Sept. 15 as his status as a Filipino citizen is recognized not on the basis of heritage but of naturalization by the governing federation......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2019

Cavs Sexton raves over teammate Jordan Clarkson - Philippine Star

Cavs' Sexton raves over teammate Jordan Clarkson Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines Cleveland Cavaliers Collin Sexton didn't fall short on praises for Fil-Am teammate Jordan Clarkson. Durin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 20th, 2019

Sexton sees Kai donning NBA jersey

Visiting Cleveland Cavaliers’ guard Collin Sexton is in awe of the Philippines’ passion for basketball and has good words for Filipinos he’s gotten to know, like young prospect Kai Sotto and NBA teammate Jordan Clarkson......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2019

Cavs Sexton raves over teammate Jordan Clarkson

During his visit to Manila for the Jr. NBA National Training Camp, he couldn't help but express his excitement over playing with Clarkson......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2019

Jordan Clarkson and this Basketball Crazy Nation

The Philippines was not always a basketball nation. After World War II, all Filipino boys would get out in the fields and play baseball. In fact, we hosted the World Baseball Championships once. It was only in the 70’s when PBA came along and when the country became the basketball crazy country that it is. Now, the Philippines is at the epicenter of the basketball diaspora. It hosted the FIBA World Basketball Championships. Almost every boy grew up playing pickup basketball and anyone and everyone had their own signature ‘bali’ move. There was a time that fathers and sons (and of course, daughters) watched games together, either cheering for the same teams or making jabs at each other because they rooted for rivals. It has the oldest basketball league in the Asia and now, it has a player of Filipino descent playing for one of the greatest basketball franchises in the world – Jordan Clarkson, playing a vital role as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Clarkson was raised aware of his Filipino heritage. Annette, Clarkson’s mother, hails from Pampanga but moved to America with her mother Marcelina Tullao at a very young age. Annette then met Jordan’s father, Mike Clarkson, while serving as a reservist in the Air Force. Jordan, like many young Filipino-Americans, professes a love for lumpia and chicken adobo. As a high school student at Metzger Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, he wore an ornate Barong Tagalog, the Philippines' national costume, while posing in front of the Philippine exhibit. He has been to the Philippines multiple times, even playing some pickup basketball in one of the courts that dot the landscape of the Philippines.   And as of this writing, a little more than a day and a half a way, Filipinos are trying to get Jordan into the biggest event of the basketball world – the NBA All-Stars. It all started from a call on the internet to start voting and using the hashtag 'NBAVOTE Jordan Clarkson on posts and tweets and the Filipinos heard that call. 'NBAVOTE Jordan Clarkson began circulating around the internet, snowballing into a call not just for Jordan Clarkson, but a call for unity in a country that is also known as a social media powerhouse – and the world is starting to take notice. Jordan Clarkson has also taken notice of the efforts, posting on his Facebook account a short video saying, “Hey Facebook fans just want to say thank so much for all your votes. I am so humbled. Please keep posting 'NBAVOTE Jordan Clarkson. Salamat salamat po. Mahal ko kayo.” As of the latest NBA All-Star Voting Returns, Jordan still has not cracked the top 10 of Western Conference guards. Last year’s unanimous MVP, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, leads with 990,390 votes. Close behind are Houston’s James Harden and Oklahoma’s Russell Westbrook with 961,185 and 899,024, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 are Golden State’s Klay Thompson with 555,430, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul with 379,076, Portland’s Damian Lillard with 208,171, Houston’s Eric Gordon with 191,407, Golden State’s Andre Igoudala with 130,224, San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili with 122,333 and Minnesota’s Zach Levine with 94,867. However, signs are looking good for Jordan as Scott notes the strong push coming from social media. “There is a significant increase from Jan. 9 when fans launched the campaign and Jordan’s mentions are much higher than the bottom three players,” she said. “On Jan. 12, Jordan had 53,020 posts while Ginobili had 10,078, Lavine 781 and Igoudala 731. Jordan’s volume shows a spiked upward trend.” The call right now is for every Filipino with access to the internet to vote at least once in the next two days (Monday all day and Tuesday early morning before lunch) and to make every vote count for Clarkson. Fans can vote through the NBA.com and the NBA App wherein fans can submit a ballot of two guards and three frontcourt players, once per day. On social media, using the hashtag 'NBAVOTE Jordan Clarkson also counts as votes, whether as personal posts or comments on another post on Facebook (just as long as the post is public) or tweeting and retweeting the same on Twitter. On Google, fans may also use the search team “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Los Angeles Lakers” to select Jordan Clarkson. The Philippines, a basketball crazy nation, is at the cusp of history. The challenge is now being sent to every Filipino all over the world to make a difference. Every vote counts to bring Clarkson into the NBA All-Stars. And maybe, just maybe, basketball will unite Filipinos again. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Jordan tops Clippers' hot shooting in win over Lakers

em>By Beth Harris, Associated Press /em> LOS ANGELES (AP) -- DeAndre Jordan scored 24 points on 12-of-13 shooting, and the Los Angeles Clippers shot 52 percent to cruise past the Lakers 113-97 on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) and improve to 6-0 in 2017. Jordan had 21 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 20 points and 13 assists for the Clippers, off to their best start since going 7-0 to begin 1974 when the franchise was located in Buffalo. Their streak is the longest active one in the NBA. The Clippers shot 52 percent and are 15-0 when they do so. Led by Jordan, they had a season-high 56 points in the paint. Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points for the Lakers, who never led in losing their third in a row and seventh in 10 games. Jordan's shooting was nearly perfect; he tipped in his lone miss with 4:41 remaining in the game. The big man put on a dunk clinic with eight, including a two-handed jam on the game's opening possession. The Lakers, who shot 44 percent, never made a run in the fourth. The Lakers cut their deficit from 19 points to 10 in the third. After an unsportsmanlike technical for hanging on the rim, Timofey Mozgov dunked to launch a 9-2 run that included consecutive three-pointers by Brandon Ingram and Nick Young and got the Lakers to 69-59. The Clippers closed with a 15-9 spurt that sent them into the fourth leading 84-68. Jordan had two more dunks, both one-handers in the quarter. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Lakers: /strong> /em> Starting F Luol Deng sat out to rest after playing 19 minutes in Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) loss to the Spurs, well under his 27-minute average. He missed his first game of the season on Jan. 5 (Jan. 6, PHL time) at Portland. G Lou Williams, the team's leading scorer, made his first start of the season. It was the Lakers' 14th different starting lineup. They were averaging 10.1 turnovers (71 total) over the previous seven games and had 15 against the Clippers. em> strong>Clippers: /strong> /em> They had eight turnovers, one off their season low. They lost to the host Lakers on Christmas, snapping their 11-game winning streak in the series. The Clippers have won nine in a row at home against the Lakers. strong>CHANGING THINGS UP /strong> For just the third time in the 17-year history of Staples Center, all three tenants were playing at home on the same day. The Kings were set to host the Jets in the evening. It takes a 45-person crew nearly two hours to convert the arena from basketball to hockey. The three teams previously played on the same day in 2006 and 2008. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Lakers: /strong> /em> Host Detroit on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). em> strong>Clippers: /strong> /em>Host Oklahoma City on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Vote for Clarkson for NBA All Stars

MANILA, Philippines - The voting for the starters in this year’s NBA All-Star Game will end on Tuesday at 12:59 p.m......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

WATCH: Lakers Jordan Clarkson thanks fans for All-Star support

MANILA, Philippines — Don't think your efforts are unappreciated.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Vote for Clarkson

A campaign has been launched to vote Jordan Clarkson into the West squad of the NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Feb......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Pinoy fans team up online to send Jordan Clarkson to the 2017 All-Star Game

Pinoy fans team up online to send Jordan Clarkson to the 2017 All-Star Game.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017