By REYNALD MAGALLON
Filipino-American and Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson went unrecognized by a local tv reporter in Salt Lake City in a hilarious interview about the team.
Hayley Crombleholme, a reporter at the KUTV in Salt Lake City, was doing an interview on the streets about the Jazz’s upcoming season when he bumped into Clarkson. Surprisingly, Crombleholme did not recognize Clarkson as she proceeded on asking the last season’s Sixth Man of the Year.
“So did you go to any Jazz games?” Cromblehome asked to which Clarkson replied with a straight face, “Yeah, a lot.”
Upon realizing it, Crombleholme rued her missed chance to interview the man who was a vital cog in the Jazz’s impressive run in the last two seasons. She posted the clip of the interview on her Twitter account which drew funny reactions from fans including some from Jazz players.
“I just interviewd @JordanClarksons off the street without realizing it was Jordan Clarkson. I have some follow up questions…” said Crombleholme.
She even had the 29-year-old combo guard spell his name to make matters worse for the embarassed Crombleholme.
“Had him spell his name and everything. I’m only mildly (okay highly) embarrassed,” she tweeted.
Clarkson – who also had stints with Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers, was a sparkplug off the bench for Jazz. He posted a career-best 18.4 points per game while shooting 34.7 percent from the three-point country.
Clarkson’s teammates Joe Ingles and Donovan Mitchell also had a few good laughs about the interview.
Clarkson, for his part, was all good about it and issued support to Crombleholme and playfully tweeted that he was just happy he spelled his name right.
“haha “Lets GO JAZZ! Cant wait to get started!!”, said Clarkson.