If you love the Utah Jazz, you’ve probably already heard about this. Ready-made viral content of this caliber simply does not enter into the universe very often. On the very remote chance that any of our readers are not familiar with the incident we’re talking about, we present the following:
That’s Utah reporter Hayley Cromblehome asking Utah Jazz Sixth Man of the Year Jordan Clarkson whether he had attended many Jazz home games during 2020-21. Clarkson’s response?
“Yeah. A lot”.
What a brilliant TV moment. Clarkson’s deadpan response has had Utah Jazz fans, in addition to anyone with a pulse, in stitches for 2 days.
After all, Clarkson just wrapped up, as mentioned, a Sixth Man of the Year campaign, averaging 18.4 points per game with the team that led the National Basketball Association in wins. He is, to say the least, kind-of an important player to the Jazz.
In all fairness, our bet is that Cromblehome is a general assignment reporter who is simply not entirely interested in basketball. Fair enough. She was reporting on a story about how Utah Jazz fans will need either proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours in order to attend games at the Vivnt Arena.
In other words, a thorough knowledge of the Jazz’s rotation was not a prerequisite for the assignment. To both Cromblehome and Clarkson’s credit, the pair shared a laugh in a series of Tweets following the exchange. Ultimately, the mishap should give Cromblehome more name-recognition than she had previously.
It was an honest mistake, and it’s fair to assume that the entertainment value of this clip outweighs any marginally hurt feelings that may have emerged from it.
Nonetheless, if Cromblehome happens to read this article, we’re recommending a comprehensive review of the Utah Jazz depth chart heading into the 2021-22 season.