VIDEO: Jaren Jackson Jr. videobombs Brandon Clarke after Grizzlies’ Summer League win vs. Pelicans
Jaren Jackson Jr. had an impressive rookie campaign with the Memphis Grizzlies, and he is becoming just as renowned for his humor and charisma as he is for his two-way play.
From surprising former teammate Marc Gasol during the NBA Finals to making a cameo during Ja Morant’s interview in the 2019 NBA Draft, JJJ has made a habit of “putting a face to the name,” so to speak.
The fun-loving side of Jackson’s character was on full display again on Sunday night, as he videobombed Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke after the team’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Summer League semifinal.
Jaren Jackson videobombs Brandon Clarke's interview 😂 pic.twitter.com/Kaa3dEDCNn
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With both Jackson and Clarke anchoring the frontcourt, the Grizzlies have one of the more versatile and athletic combinations of bigs in the game.
Memphis was lauded for landing Clarke with the 21st overall pick in the draft after he had been projected by most mock drafts to fall somewhere in the lottery. Clarke showed his potential in the semifinal against the Pelicans, scoring 23 points and grabbing 14 rebounds while shooting 9-of-11 from the free-throw line.
Although he relies more on finesse on the offensive end, Clarke has immense potential as a shot-blocker and help-side defender for the Grizzlies. Paired along another elite shot blocker in Jackson, and it will be tough for opponents to score at the rim.
For his part, Jaren Jackson Jr. was shut down in February after suffering a quad injury, but the Grizzlies are hoping that he will continue to make strides in his sophomore season.