Jordan Clarkson's Theory on Dinosaurs Is Kyrie-Level Wild

Jordan Clarkson has an interesting perspective on dinosaurs.

Isaiah J. Downing
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Isaiah J. Downing

NBA players love espousing weird opinions. Consider Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, who believes the Earth is flat and does not think Christmas is a holiday.

In a roundabout way, Jordan Clarkson now plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers because of Kyrie. The Cavs got Isaiah Thomas in the Kyrie deal, and then in a deadline deal used Thomas to acquire Clarkson, among other pieces. It's convoluted, but the point is: maybe Clarkson feels a need to pay homage to Kyrie by sharing his own outside-the-box opinions.

Clarkson recently appeared on Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson's Road Trippin' podcast, and the 25-year-old guard shared an odd perspective about dinosaurs.

"I don't believe in dinosaurs either," Clarkson said. "Well, actually I do. I believe that, OK, this is going to get a little bit crazy. I'm gonna take y'all a little left on this. Y'all know how we got dogs and stuff, right? So I think there was bigger people on the world before us, and like the dinosaurs was they pets."

Frye asked the necessary follow-up question: How big were these people Clarkson envisions?

"Well, you look at a dinosaur—they might be three times bigger than them," Clarkson answered.

Wow. Considering a T-Rex was about 20 feet tall and weighed roughly 20,000 pounds, those are some big humans. 

Why don't we have the bones of these gargantuan humans, Frye asked. Clarkson didn't have a good answer. Clarkson also said he believes in aliens.

Clarkson, who played his college ball at Tulsa and Missouri, is averaging 14.5 points per game this season.

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