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Dwyane Wade: ‘If I Could Come Back Again In The NBA I Want To Be Jordan Clarkson’

Mar 16, 2021, 8:52 PM | Updated: 8:54 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – NBA legend and current broadcaster Dwyane Wade said he would want to be Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson if he could play in the league again.

The former Miami Heat star, who now works as an analyst for TNT, made the comments and complimented Clarkson’s game during and after Utah’s win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, March 16.

Halftime Comments

At halftime, Clarkson and the Jazz owned a one-point lead.

The sixth man led Utah with 14 points.

“If I could come back again in the NBA, I want to be Jordan Clarkson,” Wade said.

Clarkson finished the game with 20 points and five made three-pointers.

 

Postgame Interview

After the win, Clarkson joined TNT for a postgame interview.

“Before the game ended, I talked about it at halftime, if I can come back and be an NBA player I want to be Jordan Clarkson because I love you role man,” Wade told the Jazz guard. “I love the way that you come in and get right to it. You take it seriously. But I also love your style, your fashion off the court man so I’m a big fan. I just want to say keep what you’re doing man and keep going.”

“Appreciate it big dawg,” Clarkson replied.

About Dwyane Wade

Wade is one of the best shooting guards in NBA history. He played in the league from 2003-19.

During his career, Wade played for the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

He is a three-time NBA champ and one-time NBA Finals MVP.

Wade was selected to the NBA All-Star Game 13 times.

About Jordan Clarkson

This season, Clarkson is a candidate to win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. He is averaging 17.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting.

With the win, the Jazz improved their NBA-best record to 29-10 on the season.

Utah’s next game is against the Washington Wizards on Thursday, March 18 at 5 p.m. (MDT). The game will broadcast on NBA TV, AT&T SportsNet, and 97.5 FM.

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