Clarkson came to the aid of the World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck – a Filipino food truck based in Utah – which had an anti-Asian slang and an image of a slant-eyed face spray-painted on the side.
Clarkson, 29, took to Twitter after seeing footage of the truck, saying he was “deeply hurt” to see that it had been vandalized.
With the help of local politicians, other businesses and Clarkson, the truck was restored.
“Special thanks to Jordan Clarkson of Utah Jazz and Dan of Identity Graphics for the new look. We want to thank everyone individually in a few weeks when we have our LOVE celebration in the park and feed the community.”
The incident is just the latest in a series of hatred and violence that Asians have endured in the United States over the past months and years.
For Clarkson, who is of Filipino descent, the incident involving the food truck in Utah hit him hard.
After the Jazz won 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 with must “come out the window very quickly .”
“These are the exact words that came out of my mouth for my boys, my family and everyone around me. So they were like, let’s do something. [about it].
“There’s a lot going on. I feel like we’re together, and everyone finds peace, will make things a lot more heartwarming in this world. We don’t have room for hatred anymore. must come out of the window very quickly. “
Clarkson’s 24 points off the bench helped the Jazz secure the 117-111 victory over the Clippers.
After two passive performances in Brooklyn, the Bucks were much more aggressive early on at home Thursday, taking a 30-11 lead in the first quarter.
Superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving helped the Nets rally, but Jrue Holiday’s bucket with just 11.4 seconds left sealed the 86-83 win to bring the score to 2-1 in their best-of-seven streak. .
While the offense was smoother than in previous clashes – Khris Middleton scored 35 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 – Holiday indicated that the team’s defense was the reason for the Bucks’ victory.
“If we have to ruin the game then we have to ruin it. But at the end of the day we want to be aggressive towards everyone.”
The Bucks will look to level the series in Game 4 on Sunday.
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