Jordan Clarkson’s had to deal with the Laker hype machine his whole career so I’ll forgive him the absurdity of their announcers once saying he reminded them of Russell Westbrook. They were trying to find something positive to talk about because the team was so boring, so bad. Difficult to get over that, though. May take my anger with me to my grave. A raw point guard who has dunked a couple times in a game! By God, we got another Russ on our hands! Please don’t change the channel! James Worthy will say something outlandish if you just stick with us through halftime!
The Lakers are all of a sudden interesting through some fault of their own. The Ingram pick was made for them by Philly once they took Simmons, but Russell looks smooth, and Randle’s certainly a rhino. GQ’s got the four of them in sweaters talking about, and this is their heading, Showtime Reborn? The quarterly for gentleman probably needs to pump the brakes, but I’m here for Boogie in sweaters and taking me on a tattoo tour telling which are his most important. I like the name Havana. Clarkson’s the one wearing jeans and a navy cardigan with yellow teddy bears on it.
He might not start, Sweet Luke looking like he’s going, at least for now, with Sweet Lou as the starter at the 2, but Clarkson will get plenty of minutes, and his shots. He plays hard, and hustled to get to a position where he could be looked at as part of a team’s bright future. Transferred out of Tulsa and wound up at Missouri. Went from Second Team All-SEC to what he is now. I like watching him play. Somebody in some comedy I watched once said this sentence once: It pleases me. I don’t know. At least the chucking’s over.