Clarkson got here to the help of the World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck — a Filipino food truck primarily based in Utah — which had an anti-Asian slur and a picture of a face with slanted eyes spray-painted on the facet.
The 29-year-old Clarkson took to Twitter after seeing photographs of the truck, saying he was “deeply hurt” to see it had been vandalized.
With the assistance of native politicians, different companies and Clarkson the truck was restored.
“Special because of Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson and Dan from Identity graphics for the brand new look. We need to thank everybody individually in a pair weeks when we’ve got our LOVE celebration within the park and feed the group.”
The incident is just the latest in a line of hate and violence Asians have experienced in the US over recent months and years.
For Clarkson, who is Filipino American, the incident involving the food truck in Utah hit him hard.
After the Jazz’s victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series, Clarkson said racist incidents such as the one he helped out with have “received to exit the window actual fast.”
“Those were the exact words that came out of my mouth to my boys, my family and everybody that was around me. So they were like, let’s do something [about it].
“There’s a lot of stuff going on. I feel like us together, and everybody finding a peace, will make things a lot more comforting in this world. We ain’t got no room for the hate no more. That’s got to go out of the window real quick.”
Clarkson’s 24 factors off the bench helped the Jazz to the 117-111 win over the Clippers.
Back in it?
After two passive performances in Brooklyn, the Bucks have been rather more aggressive from the outset at dwelling on Thursday, racing right into a 30-11 lead within the first quarter.
Superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving helped the Nets rally, however Jrue Holiday’s bucket with simply 11.4 seconds remaining sealed the 86-83 win to make it 2-1 of their best-of-seven collection.
While the offense was extra fluid than the earlier match-ups — Khris Middleton scored 35 factors and Giannis Antetokounmpo received 33 — Holiday pointed to the crew’s protection as the rationale behind the Bucks’ victory.
“If we received to muck up the sport, then we received to muck it up. But when it comes all the way down to it, we need to be aggressive on everybody.”
The Bucks will be looking to level the series in game four on Sunday.