Jordan Clarkson is a well-known workaholic, but when he hasn’t been in the gym improving his game this summer, the third-year guard has been spending his free time the same way the rest of the world is: playing Pokémon Go.
We already knew Clarkson had caught the craze in July, and while we don’t know if he ever found his little brother, Clarkson elaborated about his love of the game in an interview with Christopher Cason of Hypebeast (h/t James Herbert of CBS Sports).
“Right now though, I’m on that Pokémon Go,” Clarkson said when asked about his favorite apps. “So you can catch me in my neighborhood out looking for Pokémon.”
Clarkson said the reactions he gets have been “fun,” and are about what you’d expect from people trying to figure out if they just saw a multimillionaire hunting for Pokemon on their phone.
“A lot of people give me a double take to see if it’s really me and if I’m actually playing Pokémon,” said Clarkson. “It’s crazy because I’m a 6’5″ guy on the Lakers and I’m in a random park looking for Pokémon.”
Clarkson isn’t the only member of the Lakers spending some of their summer playing videogames. D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Brown, and Larry Nance, Jr. took to Twitter on Friday to talk trash about the videogame “FIFA”:
It says something about where we are in the offseason that there are probably a not insignificant number of Lakers fans who would watch a live-stream of these guys settling their debate on who’s best on the (virtual) pitch.
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