Grateful netizens wish to see Clarkson play for Gilas again

Even after the Korean heartbreak, Twitter users hope it won't be the last time Filipino-American NBA star Jordan Clarkson plays for the Philippines

Kaye Cabal

6:44:29am August 27, 2018

6:46:7am August 27, 2018

Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – A familiar heartache for Filipino basketball fans.

The Philippine men’s basketball team once again fell into the hands of Korea as the powerhouse squad ended the country's quest for a podium finish in the 2018 Asian Games men's basketball tournament. (READ: PH falls victim to Korean curse yet again in Asian Games 2018)

Twitter users took to social media to share their gratitude to Gilas Pilipinas for a gallant stand against Asia's best basketball teams.

After the heartbreaking loss that relegated the Philippines to the classification round of the basketball tournament, netizens turned the spotlight to Filipino-American NBA star Jordan Clarkson and thanked him for donning the Philippine colors.

Many were hopeful that this is not the last time they will see Clarkson play for the Philippines in international tournaments.

What are your thoughts about the Philippines' performance in 2018 Asian Games men's basketball? Let us know in the comments! – Rappler.com