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Father's diagnosis affected Jordan Clarkson on the court
Father's diagnosis affected Jordan Clarkson on the court

Jordan Clarkson didn't get off the bench in the Lakers' latest game, as if that was even close to a travesty. His real edification on the unpredictability of life came last year, after the best game of his college career at Missouri. He had just blitzed Kentucky for 28 points — Kentucky! — and earned an immediate sit-down with his dad and stepmom, who were in town. They came with a purpose, it turned out, leaving their San Antonio home for a few life-changing days in Missouri. It had nothing to do with Clarkson's pro basketball future, where some personnel experts pegged him as a first-round pick after the Kentucky performance. -------------------- For the...

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