Jordan Clarkson’s pre-game outfit leaves fans and a former NBA star bemused
Last September, he was a hero of the Philippines for the FIBA World Cup but now, Jordan Clarkson appears to leave fans and a former NBA star scratching their heads.
For what? His bizarre outfit choice.
Filipino-American NBA star Jordan Clarkson was the star in the Philippines’ win against China for the FIBA World Cup 2023, but tables have turned it seems at least when it comes to his fashion choices.
Setting the Crypto.com Arena ablaze before the Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers game on Tuesday night is Clarkson with his nautical-themed pre-game attire.
Sporting a coat and a captain’s hat that seemed freshly out of a pirate movie, the Jazz point guard made a grand entrance that turned heads and earned some backlash.
Former NBA player and TNT analyst Charles Barkley couldn’t resist joking. “Did Jordan miss the memo? Halloween was two weeks ago, my friend!” he quipped on NBA on TNT.
“What the hell is that? Halloween was two weeks ago!”
Chuck reacts to Jordan Clarkson’s pregame fit 😅 pic.twitter.com/IFZkc0dtVx
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) November 22, 2023
Shaquille O’Neal compared his attire to a conquistador while Kenny Smith announced, “Pirates of the Caribbean!” The TNT crew’s candid reactions shifted the fashion faux pas into a side splitting show.
Even the NBA League commented with a hat emoji.
Jordan Clarkson arrives for NBA In-Season Tournament action! 🎩
🏆 Lakers-Jazz | West Group A
🏀 10pm/et on TNT pic.twitter.com/BsrW9ecFuZ
— NBA (@NBA) November 22, 2023
Meanwhile, fans on social media joined the social media firestorm, creating buzz with jokes and laughter.
Why buddy dressed like bro from the Captain Crunch cereal box 😭 pic.twitter.com/i6rquTXsl9
— Hater Report (@HaterReport_) November 22, 2023
He had the pre-game meal at Long John Silver’s. 🔥 https://t.co/f13YX1Pmid
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) November 22, 2023
Despite the wave of jest, let’s not forget that Jordan Clarkson is more than just a trendsetter. His unwavering support for the Philippines’ Gilas Team during the FIBA World Cup is irrefutable, and for that, hats off to you, Clarkson.