Lakers' Clarkson plans to eventually play for Philippines
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At 24, Jordan Clarkson already ranks as one of the longest-tenured players on the Los Angeles Lakers' roster. Still, that's pretty young, and the guard says his future plans include suiting up for the Philippines national basketball team at some point.

"We're going to make playing for the Filipino National Team happen," Clarkson said at a recent event, according to CBS LA's Rahul Lal.

While born in Florida, Clarkson has Filipino heritage on his mother's side.

"I feel all the support and love (Filipino fans) had throughout my years in the NBA, so I'm still trying to do well for them and, hopefully, be able to put on for my country."

The Philippines is a basketball-rabid nation, home to the popular PBA league. While the men's national squad is a five-time Asian champion, they haven't made it to an Olympics since 1972.

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