Jordan Clarkson Appears In Adam Sandler ‘Hustle’ Trailer

May 10, 2022, 1:19 PM
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
(Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson made an appearance in the latest trailer for “Hustle,” a basketball-based movie alongside starring teammate Juancho Hernangomez and legendary funnyman Adam Sandler.

In the “Hustle” trailer released Tuesday, Sandler is a struggling NBA scout for the Philadelphia 76ers looking to find the next big international prospect to relaunch his fledgling career.

After scouring the world for prospects, Sandler happens upon Hernangomez and attempts to bring the European big man to the NBA.

At one point in the “Hustle” trailer, Jordan Clarkson is shown alongside Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon reacting to Hernangomez’s vertical leap.

In addition to Hernangomez and Clarkson, the “Hustle” trailer features Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanovic and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards.

NBA legends Julius Erving and Kenny Smith are also noted in the cast alongside Ben Foster, Queen Latifah, and Robert Duvall.

Hernangomez Was Unsure Of “Hustle” Role

Though Hernangomez has etched his name into Hollywood lore with the role, he wasn’t always sure he wanted to do the job.

The former first-round pick was focused on building his NBA career with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2019 when he was approached about the opportunity but didn’t want the distraction of making a movie.

However, when the NBA shut down due to Covid in March of 2020, his perspective changed.

“I was at home in Charlotte with my brother and my sister and we were really bored, it was so boring,” Hernangomez said. “I did it more for my family to do something. We just recorded the videos just to have fun, to do something and they started liking me.”

After a few months of working through the casting process, Hernangomez landed the role and quickly built a close relationship with Sandler.

“He’s just a normal guy,” Hernangomez said. “He just loves to have fun, he’s so funny, and he’s totally low-key. I love his energy.”

“Hustle” premieres on Netflix on June 8.

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