Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson: I want to play well so women like me more

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Jordan Clarkson might no longer fit into the Lakers’ long-term plans, as they want to clear cap space to chase stars next summer.

But still in Los Angeles for now, Clarkson is having a career year coming off the Lakers’ bench.

Clarkson, via Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times:

“To me it’s motivation,” Clarkson said of the trade rumors. “It’s a business, you’re either going to be here or you ain’t. Wherever I am I want to be productive.”

Clarkson was asked if there is someone for whom he wants to succeed.

“I mean my pops, my family, that’s always No. 1,” Clarkson said. “But second probably the girls and stuff. Females. Know what I mean? I love women.”

He chuckled mischievously as he added: “They don’t like you when you’re down.”

A lot of players feel that way. Clarkson is just more candid about his true motivations.

Maybe that openness will also appeal to the ladies?

It’d certainly be better than his alleged previous tactics.