LOOK: PH’s Asian Games flag-bearer Clarkson clad in Barong Tagalog
Before Jordan Clarkson puts on the Philippines’ nifty basketball uniforms on Tuesday, the Filipino-American basketball star gets to wear the country’s national costume first.
In a post on the Philippine Sports Commission’s official Facebook page, Clarkson is shown clad in a Barong Tagalog just hours away from the 2018 Asian Games opening ceremony at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Clarkson, who was a last-minute inclusion to the Philippine men’s basketball team, was chosen to be the country’s flag-bearer for this year’s continental showcase and lead the march of 270-plus Filipino athletes.
The Cleveland Cavaliers guard in the NBA arrived in Indonesia on Thursday.
He was in attendance when the Philippines crushed Kazakhstan, 96-59.
The 26-year-old Clarkson will make his PH debut on Tuesday against powerhouse China, which features two NBA players in Zhou Qi of the Houston Rockets and Ding Yangyuhang of the Dallas Mavericks.