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Chris Tiu laments Jordan Clarkson’s Asian Games exclusion

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Cleveland Cavalier Jordan Clarkson was not given clearance by the NBA to play. for the Philippine Team in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

Chris Tiu felt devastated after hearing the news. In a Twitter post, the Philippine national team guard expressed how he was deeply saddened by the NBA’s decision despite a nation’s appeal.

According to NBA spokesperson Tim Frank, “the NBA’s agreement with Fiba stipulates that NBA players can participate in the Olympics, Fiba Basketball World Cup, Continental Cup competitions, and associated qualifying tournaments. Because the Asian Games are not one of those competitions, NBA players are unable to participate. In accordance with the NBA’s agreement with Fiba, Jordan is welcome to represent the Philippines in the agreed-upon competitions.”