WATCH: Jordan Clarkson thanks Pinoy fans for All-Star push | Inquirer Sports

WATCH: Jordan Clarkson thanks Pinoy fans for All-Star push

/ 06:04 PM January 12, 2017

It’s still quite a long shot for Jordan Clarkson to crack the talent-laden NBA Western Conference All-Star squad, but the Filipino-American baller is extremely grateful for the continuing support he receives from his countrymen online.

Since Tuesday, several basketball fan pages in the Philippines have encouraged their massive following to vote for the 24-year-old guard by posting his name along with the hashtag #NBAVote.

The influx of online support has overwhelmed the third-year Laker, and he decided to give thanks to his loyal following through a 24-second clip.


The heartwarming gesture opened with Clarkson’s adorable pooch, ‘the Filipino Frenchie’ Minxy, who introduced his beloved owner with a note.


Clarkson, whose mother Annette Davis is of half Filipino descent, wasted no time and immediately gave props to everyone who wants to see him represent the Philippines in the upcoming All-Star game in New Orleans.

“Thank you so much for all your votes. I’m so humbled. Please keep tweeting and hashtagging  #NBAVOTE JORDAN CLARKSON,” he said while standing behind the Los Angeles Lakers team logo.

Clarkson endeared himself even more to Filipinos, as he spoke in Tagalog to finish his speech: “Salamat, salamat po. Mahal ko kayo,” he uttered.

JC is currently averaging 13.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists this season, while mostly playing a reserve role for the Los Angeles-based squad.

Fans still have until January 19 (January 20 in Manila) to cast their votes and possibly send the half-Filipino youngster to the All-Star game. Khristian Ibarrola

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