Clarke had gotten a high-end Heron Preston NASA puffer jacket and was so proud of it he kept it on even when he went to get shots up in the Garden after a game. NBA life was rapidly approaching and he was soaking it all in, looking out to the empty stands, hoping he would be playing on the parquet floor soon. After games I would introduce him to players he hadn’t met, but he didn’t need an introduction. They were all too familiar with his game from Ball is Life Instagram posts and were already telling him what he was going to do when he got to the league.
While he was a kid gravitating to the bright lights, Clarke remained humble and grateful through it all. He seemed incapable of being anything but happy and engaging. He truly lived life carefree, never phased by whatever hurdles were crossing his path. He was so confident in his gifts and the person he was that he didn’t need to be anything else to get where he wanted in life.
CJ McCollum: Rest In Peace Terrance Clarke. I remember hoopin with him in the city when he was still in high school. He was destined for the league. Prayers up to him and his family 🙏🏽 gone way too soon.
Tyrese Maxey: My heart is extremely heavy right now! 🥺 HUG YOUR LOVED ONES! Prayers up to my man Terrence Clarke’s Family! ❤️ MUCH LOVE BRO! #riptclarke
Jared Weiss: Kemba Walker on the tragic passing of his friend Terrence Clarke: "He’s a very good kid. Just always smiling, always chatting. He was about to get his opportunity too. My condolences to his family. It’s a tough time. That’s really tough news to hear. I don’t know what to say."
Victor Oladipo: MAN THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT TERRANCE CLARKE’S GAME LAST WEEK SMH R.I.P YOUNG KING! 🙏🏿💔 #GoneToSoon😢
Josh Robbins: Mo Bamba: "I just want to say my condolences to the Clarke family. I found out midgame that Terrence Clarke, who was a promising young man, promising young athlete who, quite frankly, would have been in this league next year, he died. ... My heart ...
Adrian Wojnarowski: Terrence Clarke, a Kentucky freshman guard headed for the NBA Draft, died following a car accident in the Los Angeles-area this afternoon, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. Clarke’s mother was at his side when he passed on Thursday. He was 19 years old.
The crash took place shortly after 2 p.m. northwest of downtown when a vehicle turning onto Nordhoff Street was broadsided by another car that had been traveling on Winnetka Avenue and had run a red light, Officer William Cooper, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department, said Thursday night. He said that the driver of the car that was broadsided, whom he could not identify, had later died from injuries sustained in the crash. Additional details on the accident were not immediately available.
Boston native and former Kentucky basketball player Terrence Clarke has died in a car accident, a source tells Boston.com. WKYT in Kentucky was first to report the news. Clarke signed with Klutch Sports earlier this week, along with Kentucky teammate Brandon Boston Jr. According to WKYT, Clarke was leaving a workout in Los Angeles at the time of the accident.
Clarke would have entered the NBA Draft in three months. He was close with multiple members of the Celtics, including Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker. Walker was asked about Clarke after Thursday’s game. “Very, very, very tough,” Walker said. “Very tough news, man. He’s a very, very good kid. Just always smiling, always energetic. And he was about to get his opportunity, too. My condolences to his family. It’s a tough time, man. That’s really tough news to hear.”
Tarek Fattal: CONFIRMED: Brandon Boston Jr. is OK. Sierra Canyon basketball assistant confirms Boston is OK. Boston was reportedly driving behind Terrence Clarke when Clarke was involved in a deadly accident.
KC Johnson: Coby White met Terrence Clarke once, said Clarke peppered him with questions about the NBA. White said Clarke told him, 'I’m going to get there one day. I’m going to be with you.’ White said he's praying for Clarke's family and loved ones.
May 9, 2021 | 9:02 pm EDT Update
Tim MacMahon: Luka Doncic got ejected vs. Cavs — flagrant 2 for “an aggressive strike to the groin area” of Collin Sexton. That does not count toward Doncic’s technical total, so it won’t trigger an automatic one-game suspension.
James Ham: According to Luke Walton, he is going to play this season out with the team still mathematically in the postseason chase. He sees value in the team going through the process. Once they are eliminated, they will reassess.
Jason Anderson: Kings coach Luke Walton acknowledges Harrison Barnes (adductor) and De’Aaron Fox (health and safety protocols) might not return this season “if it doesn’t make sense” as the season winds down.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Kawhi Leonard said he has to get used to shooting with banged up hand. Asked about his ankle, Kawhi said, “Ankle’s good, it’s just more of me falling on my hand. Second, third play of the game, it’s frustrating, but other than that, I’m good. I’ve been through worse situations”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Andy Miller is joining @Klutch Sports to lead new division of representation for NBA coaches and management, CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. Miller, an ex-player agent responsible for negotiating $2 billion-plus in deals, reps LAC’s Chauncey Billups, Toronto’s Nick Nurse, among others.
May 9, 2021 | 8:34 pm EDT Update
Duane Rankin: Frank Vogel said although it “looks unlikely” that #Lakers will reach top six to avoid play-in tournament, but is looking to give themselves “a chance” to do it. Losing to #Suns tonight certainly won’t help their cause. Talon Horton-Tucker (calf) game-time decision.
Kyle Goon: Frank Vogel says Alex Caruso will play even though his foot is sore. Praises a “gritty, gutty effort” against Portland guarding Damian Lillard and scoring a season high 18 points, says he was “exceptional” against Portland.