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

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09: Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoot in front of Bradley Beal #3 and John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards during the first half at Capital One Arena on November 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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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.