- Clarkson offered prayers for the Philippines on his Twitter account
- The Fil-Am LA Lakers’ guard said he is much more concern now after reconnecting with his Filipino roots
- The NBA star scored 17 points in a victory over Golden State Warrior earlier in the day
MANILA, Philippines – National Basketball Association (NBA) star Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson has taken to social media to express his concerns for the Philippines amid the onslaught of Typhoon Lando (international name: Koppu) in Luzon on Wednesday, October 18.
I’ve never paid much attention to natural disaster prior to this year…but now that I’m reconnected with my Filipino roots, there is much concern.
Typhoon Koppu swept into the northern Philippines. As I learn more about typhoons it is alarming to see the size and speed of Koppu.
This huge, slow-moving typhoon made landfall near the town of Casiguran on the island of Luzon on Sunday morning.
The speed of the typhoon is such that it will cause rain to fall in the same place for days causing major flooding.
Prayers to all Casiguran and beyond.
Clarkson, whose mother is a Filipina, traces his roots to Angeles City in Pampanga. He has been to the country several times and even expressed willingness to play for the national team Gilas Pilipinas in the Rio Olympics qualification tournament in Beijing and in future international competition. (Click here to read more)