Jordan Clarkson drops defender with wicked ankle-breaker in offseason 3x3 game. WATCH
Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson packs some heat in his handles with an ankle-breaking crossover that dropped his guard in offseason play. AP

JORDAN Clarkson is keeping his game sharp while on another early offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers.

With the NBA in the heat of the playoffs, the Lakers guard packed some fire with his handles in a 3-on-3 game for the Hoops for Hope event in Los Angeles, dropping his defender flat on the floor after a wicked crossover, then walking triumphantly out of the gym as his teammate made the shot.

The video, shared by Bleacher Report with a hat tip on his former Laker teammate Metta World Peace, has set social media ablaze on Monday.

The 24-year-old Fil-Am guard has recently reiterated his desire to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas, and the Philippine team would certainly benefit from having the much-improved Clarkson in the roster.

But even if Fiba grants approval, the new format for the World Cup qualifiers that coincides with the NBA regular season makes Clarkson’s stint with Gilas more unlikely.

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