We’ve been telling you not to sleep on Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson for a long time, and plays like this are the reason why.
Driving the baseline late in the third quarter Wednesday night, Clarkson goes up for a layup and sees Boston’s Kelly Olynyk jumping up to the contest the shot in front of him. So like any super-duper talented NBA player, Clarkson ducks his arms underneath the backboard, shielding the ball from Olynyk, and lays the ball up on the other side. Clarkson seems to hang in the air forever, showing off not only his elite athleticism but also his basketball IQ.
Not bad for a guy who almost went undrafted, huh?