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Reporter Hilariously Asks NBA Sixth Man of the Year If He Goes To Many NBA Games

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Hayley Crombleholme, a local Utah reporter, was interviewing Jazz fans off the street about the upcoming season, and suddenly she ran into reigning Sixth Man Of The Year Jordan Clarkson. The problem was that she had no clue she just ran into a Jazz player while asking him if he’d attended many games. Seriously.

I mean this with all due respect: in a sport like the NBA, where we get a good look at player’s faces on a day-to-day basis, no reporter should be asked to cover a sport where they can’t recognize key contributors.

Clarkson had a lighthearted response to the exchange:

Imagine running into a 6-foot-5 incredibly athletic man in downtown Utah and not raising an eyebrow? She previously retweeted the Utah Jazz’s health and safety protocols, while she remained clueless as to what the players look like. And this doesn’t mean Crombleholme can’t eventually cover the Jazz down the road because that wouldn’t be fair, however she’s just not ready yet.

It seems that networks are now allowing reporters to cover events they have no clue about. Maybe throw out a diehard Jazz reporter to ask questions to the locals, that’ll clearly be diehards themselves?

Sports coverage is getting worse by the day…

 

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. I mean the neck and face tatoos are awesome and all but… if the reporter made the assumption that one of 250 black people in Salt Lake (between Utah Jazz and U of Utah athletes) played sports for a living would she not have been dogged for being implicitly biased and racist? Back to the face and neck tats, I usually walk to the other side of the street when I see those. So maybe she assumed Clarkson was a rapper. Finally, not many folks watch the NBA so unless its LeBron or a few others, many people couldn’t pick these guys out of a lineup.

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