Approved by the NBA

Approved by the NBA

Clarkson, 2 Others Granted Permission to Play in the Asian games

Despite an initial ruling which prohibited players from taking part in the Asian Games, the NBA has gone back on their rules earlier in the week to allow three players to take part in this year’s games.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson, expected to play for the Philippines, as well as Zhou Qi of the Houston Rockets and Ding Yanyuhang of the Dallas Mavericks, both of whom will play for China will all take part in the event this Saturday in Indonesia.

“My heart is full of gratitude for everyone who helped make this happen,” Clarkson wrote on his personal Facebook page. “See you all very soon.”

The NBA has a standing agreement with FIBA over the involvement of their players. The rules state that NBA players are allowed to take part in the Olympics, the FIBA World Cup and Continental Cups, although the Asian Games do not fall under any of the listed categories.



Now, it is up to the three big NBA names to take advantage of the NBA’s stamp of approval.


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