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Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson will not suit up for Philippine national basketball team anytime soon. In an email to US-based Philstar.com contributor Homer Sayson, Mike Clarkson, Jordan’s father, cited timing as a factor in his son’s decision to pass on the chance to don the country’s colors, emphasizing Jordan’s current commitment with the Lakers in the NBA.
“As you know in professional sports, timing is of the essence especially when managing a player’s career,” he continued. “Unfortunately, the timing couldn’t be worse as he [Jordan] prepares for rigors of the upcoming 2015-2016 NBA season and heightened performance expectations.”
Victoria’s Secret angel Chanel Iman is in love again. “I have a boyfriend. It’s weird to talk about him. He’s definitely in my life,” the model and actress told us at Tommy Hilfiger’s celebrity tennis match Tuesday. Iman has been linked to LA Laker Jordan Clarkson since they were snapped holding hands in May. They’ve since posted romantic photos on Instagram.
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Executive Director Sonny Barrios said that apart from FIBA, they have yet to receive clearance from the Los Angeles Lakers and the National Basketball Association (NBA) for Jordan Clarkson to represent the Philippines. In an interview on CNN Philippines’ Sports Desk on Tuesday, Barrios said the SBP has submitted Clarkson’s passport to FIBA and has received a list of other supporting documents to secure formal approval. “Frankly, the ball is on our court,” said Barrios. “Once we complete what they require, we should expect them to reply maybe within 48 hours after they receive the documents.”
Clarkson was named in the preliminary roster of the Philippines being his mother filipino. Clarkson has filipino passport and he is now in the Asian country to try to confirm his eligibility. Clarkson’s goal is to play FIBA Asia Championship as a “natural born player” and not as a passport player (like Andray Blatche).