NBA rumors are swirling around Jordan Clarkson. He and Nick Young made headlines because they are being accused of sexual harassment. To make matters worse, the accuser is an activist that has focused on getting professional athletes to stop such behavior towards women, according to CBS Sports. The Los Angeles Lakers have apologized to Alexis Jones, and they are conducting a full investigation. Depending on how things go, this might affect what the Lakers do with Clarkson in free agency this summer.
According to Alexis Jones, she was at an intersection in Hollywood with her mother on Sunday night. A Jeep pulled up next to them, and the men inside started making sexually harassing comments towards them. Jones took a photo of the men and posted it on Instagram. Her followers immediately recognized them, and informed Alexis that it was Jordan Clarkson and Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jordan Clarkson has not responded to the incident yet. At this point in time, it’s uncertain what his response is going to be. Unfortunately for NBA players and other professional athletes, a lot of times you’re guilty even when you are innocent. It is especially true if you’re set to become a free agent in the near future. Clarkson was set to sign his first big contract when the regular season ends.
Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell are supposed to be the backcourt of the future for the Los Angeles Lakers. They both can play point guard and shooting guard, so the Lakers can come up with some pretty creative ways to use them. Combined, the two of them were supposed to replace Kobe Bryant, the legendary Lakers star who is retiring after this season. Considering how great Bryant was, Los Angeles needs Clarkson and Russell to reach full potential.
Times are stressful for Jordan Clarkson. The next couple of days are going to be very pivotal to his career and life. It’s hard to be labeled as a sexual harasser and still find endorsement deals. It’s also hard to secure long-term and gigantic contracts from NBA teams when their public relations department will have to work overtime to defend your involvement with the franchise. Clarkson is definitely a person of interest right now.
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