LOOK: Jordan Clarkson, Philippine basketball squad rocking barongs
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 18, 2018 10:22 PM
Philippine team flag-bearer Jordan Clarkson proudly rocking his barong. (Photo courtesy of the Camille Naredo, ABS-CBN News)
Filipino-American combo guard Jordan Clarkson finally got his barong in time for tonight's Asian Games opening ceremony in Indonesia.
After reportedly trying out six different pieces, it appears that he's ready to go as the Philippines' flag-bearer.
#PSCAsiadUpdates: Team Philippines Flag Bearer for the 18th #AsianGames2018 opening ceremony, Jordan Clarkson looks good with Barong Tagalog and Philippines flaglets.#LabanPilipinas#TeamPHIsaAsianGames2018#LabanAtletangPilipino pic.twitter.com/ccWYnG6jEm— Philippine Sports Commission (@psc_gov) August 18, 2018
Our flag-bearer with assistant coach Ryan Gregorio pic.twitter.com/JfUPTyc4i1— Camille B. Naredo @ Asian Games (@camillenaredo) August 18, 2018
Likewise, the entire Pinoy basketball squad in the Asiad are rocking the same tops with 'sarimanok' embroidery for that uniquely Filipino touch to the national attire.
LOOK: The 🇵🇭 basketball team is ready for tonight’s opening ceremonies. pic.twitter.com/8gY7xAat6L— Camille B. Naredo @ Asian Games (@camillenaredo) August 18, 2018
Stanley Pringle, Paul Lee, Beau Belga, James Yap, Raymond Almazan, and Maverick Ahanmisi chose to pair their barongs with sneakers, while the rest of the crew kept it classic.
Clarkson wasn't able to suit up in their first game, but he's good to go when the squad faces off against China on August 21.