Shortly after dismissing the idea of the Cleveland Cavaliers guard playing for the country in the Indonesia showpiece, the pro league made a last-minute U-turn on its decision, as confirmed by members of the Philippine contingent. Clarkson even wrote on Facebook that he was "terribly disappointed" by not being able to join the Yeng Guiao-led national team.
The NBA and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas have yet to issue official statements, but Asian Games delegation head Richard Gomez and assistant chef de mission Robert Bachmann reportedly broke the good news. Of course, Pinoy netizens quickly expressed their jubilation on social media.
Not everyone is excited, though: