VIDEO: Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson does Michael Jordan tongue after dropping Michael Carter-Williams
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson was feeling like His Airness on Saturday against the Orlando Magic at Vivint Smart Arena. The 28-year-old Filipino-American scorer did his best Michael Jordan impression after dropping defender Michael Carter-Williams with his nifty handles.
Clarkson had too much fun at MCW’s expense, as he totally owned him in this iso-play. He forced the Magic guard to lose his balance with a series of crossovers before taking his ankles with a slick spin move.
The Sixth Man of The Year frontrunner had all the open space in the paint that he needed afterward, casually scooping the lay-up to finish the play. As terrific as that move was, his reaction was even better.
oh dear. pic.twitter.com/fz8GedFjIe
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 28, 2021
The Jazz franchise, of course, is quite familiar with that tongue gesture since Michael Jordan tormented them over the years with the same in-game antics. To this day, Bryon Russell still has nightmares over that one.
Jordan Clarkson, on the other hand, was his usual productive self against Orlando, scattering 18 points, six rebounds and five dimes off the bench. He shot 7-for-16 from the floor and made two threes in 28 minutes. Carter-Williams, meanwhile, barely made an impact in the game against the Jazz and notched just five boards and seven assists for the Magic.