NBA’s Jordan Clarkson may visit during Jones Cup
NBA player Jordan Clarkson is expected to visit Taiwan together with the Philippines national basketball team for an upcoming international hoop tournament to kick off in New Taipei today, Taiwan’s basketball association has said.
The Los Angeles Lakers point guard, however, will not play for Team Philippines during the William Jones Cup as he applied to join the tourney as a VIP guest instead of as a player, Lee Yi-chung ( ), secretary- general of Taiwan’s Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA), told local media earlier this week.
Lee’s comment confirmed ear- lier Philippines media reports that said the 23-year-old player could be visiting Taiwan for the annual basketball tournament.
The 6-foot-5 rising talent is currently visiting the Philippines to explore the possibility of representing the country at an Asia qualifying round for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics this September.
Born in the United States to an American father and a Filipino mother, Clarkson has joined the Philippines team for practice and was quoted this Thursday by foreign media as saying he is eager to play for the Philippines’ national team.
The Philippines basketball association has expressed hope that is rather numbed when Taiwanese people are showered with foolish talk shows or trivial local news all the time.
No matter what, my heart is totally biased despite these challenges, as there are always challenges everywhere in the world. This relaxing tempo, appreciation for individuals and style of life in Taiwan is still appealing to a Hong Konger like me, who had no choice being born in this “fast and furious environment.”
God bless Taiwan. Be our role model in Asia! they can clear all the requirements of FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, in time to get Clarkson to play for the team.
The 37th edition of the William Jones Cup, which features some of the top basketball squads from around the world, will run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 6 in New Taipei.
Aside from the Taiwan national team, Taiwan’s B-team, the Philippines, South Korea, Iran, New Zealand, the U.S., Russia and Japan will all be playing head to head, according to the CTBA.
Taiwan’s national team will open the tourney today versus Japan, while the Philippines will play Taiwan tomorrow at the Xinchuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City.
The EasyCard Corp. (悠遊卡公司) is releasing a limited-edition set of card covers with the image of Japanese adult film actress Hatano Yui starting in September. The decision has generated controversy; some think it inappropriate as all ages will be able to purchase the card covers and it implies the objectification of women, while the company described the images of Hatano as a “healthy aesthetic.”
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