DeAndre Jordan has impressed a lot of folks this season, making a compelling case for himself as a max player, and having a case made for him – loudly – as Defensive Player of the Year. Jordan Clarkson has exploded from anonymity to become the lone silver lining on the fetid cloud of noxious gas that has been this Lakers season. Put the two together, and you’re bound to get at least one solid Jordan/Clarkson highlight out of it:
There’s something very Shadow of The Colossus about it, especially if you buy the Lakers as a lost beauty, sacrificed to destiny and awaiting resurrection. If you’d rather see the Colossus triumphant, well … let’s just say things were going a lot better for Ryan Kelly when Mike D’Antoni was in LA:
On the bright side for Kelly, while he did fail tremendously on his dunk attempt, he was also party to one of the NBA’s all-time greatest name synergies. Sure, DeAndre Ryan Jordan Kelly Clarkson lacks the simple charm of Chris Paul George Hill, but there’s an expansive majesty to it nonetheless.