Jazz vs Pelicans: As NBA returns, Jordan Clarkson's weave has fans wondering about his lockdown hair plan
NBA finally resumed on July 30 after four months of hiatus caused by the ongoing pandemic. Utah Jazz is playing against Orleans Pelicans in the opening game. 22 teams have been invited to the NBA bubble in Orlando to set off their campaign for 2019/20 season. The game began at 6.30 pm EST and is being broadcast across various sports networks. While fans are truly thrilled to witness basketball in a long time, they seem to be more excited about Jazz player Jordan Clarkson’s interesting hairdo.
The 28-year-old player was seen sporting man weave dreadlock during today’s game, which has left many of his fans baffled for multiple reasons. The below tweet shared by one fan shows Clarkson covering his face with a mask while putting his dreadlock on display.
Jordan Clarkson Fr got On a Man Weave 💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/kXuODPQbe1— Bank 🎰 (@HARDEN2MVP) July 30, 2020
Fans and internet users who seem amused by his new hairdo are seen asking how did he manage to grow this length of hair in a matter of few months. Clarkson’s long braid has also taken everybody by surprise owing to the fact that he barely had any hair a few months ago.
One Twitter user said, "I was thinking the same s**t...it’s no way he grew that much hair in like 3 or 4 months."
I was thinking the same shit...it’s no way he grew that much hair in like 3 or 4 months— Sean🩸 (@s_persources) July 30, 2020
Another added, "Mike Conley is a great teammate. Conley cut his hair & gave it to Jordan Clarkson."
Mike Conley is a great teammate. Conley cut his hair & gave it to Jordan Clarkson.— TYE (@WhosTYE) July 31, 2020
For the uninitiated, this isn't the first time Clarkson has made headlines for his hairdo. Earlier this year, the Jazz player became the topic of discussion among Twitter trolls for his hairline, which was dubbed "the y= -.5x+2". It was around the time when Utah Jazz had just acquired Clarkson from Cleveland Cavaliers by trading guard Date Exum in exchange. One Twitter user shared a picture of Clarkson's bizarre hairdo and wrote, "Barber gave Jordan Clarkson the y= -.5x+2"
Barber gave Jordan Clarkson the y= -.5x+2 pic.twitter.com/2VeVDv1kJp— Cryptic (@CrypticNoOne) January 2, 2020
Back then, several fans had noted that the hair wasn't real with many mercilessly trolling him for sporting the ridiculous hairline. Similarly, Twitterati has once again taken it upon itself to be the judge of Clarkson's new man weave dreadlock as seen during the latest NBA season. Several fans have also disapproved of his new look. One tweeted, "Everything is awesome regarding the NBA being back except Jordan Clarkson’s hair."
Everything is awesome regarding the NBA being back except Jordan Clarkson’s hair.— Eli Edwards (@ZenGeeks) July 31, 2020
Meanwhile, a few basketball fans who don't seem to be too impressed by Clarkson in the recent game, took to Twitter to comment on his performance. Vince Marotta, the co-host of the radio program 'Bickley & Marotta' shared, "Most boring NBA-related drinking game: drink every time Jordan Clarkson passes."
Most boring NBA-related drinking game: drink every time Jordan Clarkson passes.— Vince Marotta (@Vincemarotta) July 30, 2020
Another added responding to the previous tweet, "He is so hard to watch. He must believe passing is a grave sin."
He is so hard to watch. He must believe passing is a grave sin.— Josh Brittain (@jbqb34) July 30, 2020
During his senior year in college, Clarkson was selected by the Washington Wizards and immediately traded to Los Angeles Lakers. He acquired the title of NBA All-Rookie First Team during his first year of the game. While he was traded to the Cavaliers in 2018, he became a part of Jazz in 2019. Clarkson is also the recipient of Rookie of the Month, which was awarded to him in March 2015, and is known for participating in the Rising Stars Challenge from 2016.