Jordan Clarkson is beloved by many for numerous reasons. He’s an NBA player for the Utah Jazz. He represents the Philippines and plays for Gilas Pilipinas. And, he’s a dad.
The Filipino-American player has a four-year-old daughter named Cali. As she’s grown up, we’ve seen glimpses of her on Jordan’s social media, and we absolutely adore seeing him as a dad.
But Jordan Clarkson is not just a regular dad, he’s a cool dad. And here are five reasons why we think so.
1. When he calls from the road, he’s on the road.
On an Instagram post from last year captioned “road trippin dump”, he posted a screenshot of a video call with Cali, followed by photos of him playing in a different city.
It’s pretty cool getting to see your dad over a video call and then watching him play on TV where he was calling from.
2. He buys matching outfits.
Seeing Jordan Clarkson wearing matching outfits with Cali? Precious. We need more.
While we love the matching Toy Story costumes, seeing Cali looking like a mini-Jordan in her matching jacket and mug takes the cake.
3. He’s a dog dad, too.
I think we can all agree that being a dog dad adds to the parent-points. Jordan Clarkson gets it. Apart from being a dad to Cali, he’s also a dog dad.
Do you know how people say dogs look like their owners? Well, this dog has every bit of fierce that Jordan has too.
4. He (probably) drops her off with the sickest cars.
Apart from being an NBA star, Jordan Clarkson is also a style icon. And part of that style shows in his car collection. When he brings Cali to school, he most likely turns heads before even stepping out of his ride.
Plus, he makes sure Cali has a sick ride herself.
5. Bring-your-kid-to-work day is on a different level.
And of course, possibly the biggest reason that Jordan Clarkson is the cool dad: he’s an NBA player. So whenever Cali wants to tag along to work, she gets to witness what it’s like to have one of the most sought jobs in the world.
It’s probably equally a treat for Jordan to have his little girl in the stands when he’s training or playing a game. She may even be his secret good luck charm.
And if she is, here’s hoping she gets to watch him play for the Philippines at next year’s FIBA World Cup.
Photos from Jordan Clarkson’s Instagram.