Filipinos’ support of Jordan Clarkson ‘humbling’, says dad

Jordan Clarkson’s father expressed his gratitude to the Filipino basketball community for their support of his son’s NBA career.

This after Utah’s Clarkson clinched the Sixth Man of the Year award during the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

On Instagram, Mike Clarkson posted a photo of an EDSA billboard showcasing Clarkson with the title “Sixth Man of the Year”.

Mike, who is married to Filipino-American Annete Davis, dubbed his son a “national icon” in the country.

He wrote, “A ‘national icon’ recognized and celebrated in the Philippines. Jordan’s image is illuminated on the side of a building in downtown Manila! Humbling indeed.”

Clarkson beat out Jazz teammate Joe Ingles and the New York Knicks’ Derrick Rose for the award after having the season of his career with the league-best Jazz.

Filipinos celebrated his win last week with messages of congratulations from different sports personalities and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas itself.

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