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Jordan Clarkson
Jordan Clarkson
Position: G
Born: 06/07/92
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Salary: $11,562,500
With 7:02 left in the first quarter, James ran left around a double high screen and sprinted into the lane, elevating with one hand toward the hoop. In what was as powerful and memorable a finish as you’ll see, the four-time MVP hammered down a jaw-dropping dunk over Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, putting the Bosnian Beast on a poster and setting social media ablaze. “I think there’s a body bag in the hallway right now,” Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson said of a play that had a sellout crowd buzzing for minutes after it happened.
For years, the Los Angeles Lakers have been playing the cap-space game, and by trading Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. to James’ Cavaliers in February, the Lakers opened the spending power to land not just LeBron, but another All-Star to play alongside him. “He’s the best player on the planet,” a Western Conference executive said. “No questions asked, you have to take LeBron.”
Philadelphia’s Dario Saric dunked in the open court with 12 seconds left and the Sixers headed for a win, so the Cavs’ Jordan Clarkson hit him in the back with the ball. “It was just part of the game,” Clarkson said. The Sixers beat the Cavs 108-97 on Thursday. When Saric went in for the dunk, Philadelphia was up eight and could run out the clock. There’s an unwritten rule in the NBA basically banning such a play. If you’re ahead by multiple possessions, and it’s your ball with one shot clock left, dribble out the clock and shake hands.
Around the 11:06 mark, Clarkson is asked if Bryant encouraged him to shoot as much as James has. The Cavs guard said they’re similar in that they’ve both supported him. “During my rookie year, Kob was always on me. Get in the gym early with him, getting shots and stuff like that. When we got on the court, he was not as vocal as LeBron is in terms of being with everybody and encouraging and stuff. Kob had his own way of encouraging guys. But it was something similar.”
But when Clarkson is asked what practices were like with Bryant vs. how they are with James, he said they’re definitely different. “Two different styles of leadership. LeBron, very encouraging, bringing everybody along, and Kobe, he’s testing you, seeing what you gonna give him. If he gonna get at you, he gonna scream at you, he gonna cuss, he gonna do whatever it is. He had his own way of leading guys as well. It’s two different sides. I’m just blessed to see both of them.”
Clarkson didn’t believe he’d be traded. The Lakers had given him a $50 million deal in 2016. He, Nance Jr., Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball were going to be the core of a new Lakers team that just needed a star player to be the spoke of the wheel. The morning of the deadline, “I was sleeping on the couch,” Clarkson said. “They was calling me — Rob (Pelinka, the Lakers’ GM) and Magic (Johnson) and them was calling. We had shootaround; we had a game that day. So I kind of was like pushing the phone to the side. I was still trying to get some sleep. But I woke up and callled them back and they gave me the news.”