Jordan Clarkson fined $25K for ‘making contact’ with game official

Jordan Clarkson fined $25K for 'making contact' with game official
Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz handles the ball during the game against the Phoenix Suns on December 31, 2020 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Luisa Morales ( – January 3, 2021 – 10:35am

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino-American Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson has been slapped with a $25,000 (P1.2 million) fine.

This after the 28-year-old "made contact" with a game official in the Jazz's game against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).

Clarkson bumped into a game official with 10:58 remaining in the second quarter on the heels of stealing the ball on an inbound pass by the Suns.

The Fil-Am guard appeared to shove the game official out of frustration at the lost chance at a transition basket.

The official quickly gave Clarkson a technical foul following the second motion.

Watch the play unfold here.

The Utah Jazz would go on to lose the game, 95-106.

The fine on Clarkson was made official by Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

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