Kobe Bryant ‘was like Superman to me,’ Jordan Clarkson says
Clarkson says Bryant, who is this generation’s Michael Jordan, was like Superman:
Jordan Clarkson, on Kobe Bryant’s death: “Kob being one of my teammates, my mentor, it just got me hard. I have t really spoke on it or said anything; I’m still just trying to process it. He was like Superman to me.” pic.twitter.com/YfJL9J86qM
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) January 31, 2020
Although Clarkson played with Bryant at the end of his Hall of Fame career, his presence and words alone made him a giant in the Lakers’ locker room. Whenever Kobe spoke, every player on the Lakers paid attention and knew something important was about to be said.
As we all know, Bryant is the greatest player in Lakers franchise history. His death has impacted so many lives and it’s going to take the entire NBA community a long time to get over this tragic event.
Some around the league believe the NBA should change the logo from Jerry West to Bryant. It’s a great sentiment, but it’s highly doubtful any big changes will be made, especially this season.
LeBron James, Anthony Davis and this year’s Lakers will surely dedicate the rest of the season to Kobe. LA currently has the best record in the Western Conference. Fans in LA are hoping the Clippers and LakeShow meet in the Western Conference Finals. A series with LeBron, Davis, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in it would be special to watch.
Clarkson has been playing well for the Jazz, who acquired the guard from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a deal which sent Dante Exum from Utah to Cleveland.
The Jazz could possibly meet the Lakers in the Western Conference playoffs.