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WATCH: Jazz keeper Jordan Clarkson unrecognized by Salt Lake City reporter in team TV interview

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Jordan Clarkson has a total of 1.95 million followers on Instagram and Twitter, played for the seventh most valuable team in sports with the the Los Angeles Lakers and won the sixth man of the year with the best NBA regular season team in the Utah Jazz last year. Still, the 29-year-old combo guard may go unnoticed in his hometown.

Hayley Crombleholme, a reporter for KUTV in Salt Lake City, has sought to interview people on the streets about the upcoming Jazz season. His subject: none other than Clarkson, who has spent the past two seasons propelling Utah’s second unit.

“So, have you been to any jazz games?” Crombleholme asked, to which Clarkson was impassive and then replied, “Yeah, a lot.”

Much of the Jazz’s success last season was the product of Clarkson’s microwave-ready attack. Clarkson posted a career-high 18.4 points per game and tied career highs in rebounds at 4.0 and steals at 0.9. He also shot 34.7 percent from three points on 8.8 attempts per game, the fifth-highest rate in the NBA.

To make matters even more embarrassing for Crombleholme, she asked Clarkson to spell his first and last name before the interview, but still did not recognize him.

Clarkson – who also spent time with the Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers – lent his support to Crombleholme after the botched interview went viral, writing “haha Lets GO JAZZ! Can’t wait to get started !!!” in response to his first Tweet.

Clarkson’s teammate Joe Ingles had a few laughs at Clarskon’s expense.

Despite Jazz’s recent regular-season success – five straight playoff appearances with three trips to the Western Conference semifinals under coach Quin Snyder – the team did not make it to the NBA Finals. since the defeat of the Jazz led by John Stockton and Karl Malone. at the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98.

If Clarkson can help bring Utah back to the final and potentially give the team their very first NBA championship, the chances of him not being recognized in Salt Lake City should drop significantly.

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