NBA: Cavs’ Jordan Clarkson Unable to Participate in 2018 Asian Games
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NBA spokesman Tim Frank explained the decision in the league’s statement (h/t ABS-CBN News):
“The NBA’s agreement with FIBA stipulates that NBA players can participate in the Olympics, the 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.”
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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August 12, 2018 at 10:40AM