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Jordan Clarkson has bizarre take on dinosaurs

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Jordan Clarkson appears to be filling the intellectual vacuum that Kyrie Irving left behind in Cleveland.

In an appearance Monday on UNINTERRUPTED’s “Road Trippin’ Podcast,” the Cavaliers guard was being interviewed by co-hosts Allie Clifton and Randy Mims (a.k.a. DJ Montage) when he was told that Mims did not believe in dinosaurs. Clarkson then proceeded to articulate his own bizarre take on the prehistoric creatures.

“I don’t believe in dinosaurs either though,” said the 25-year-old. “Well no, I actually do. I believe that — alright this is going to get a little crazy, alright. So I’m going to take y’all a little left on this. OK so, y’all know how we got dogs and stuff, right? So, I think there were bigger people in the world before us, and like the dinosaurs was they pets.

“Oh you look at a dinosaur. They got to be three times bigger than them,” Clarkson added when asked how big he believed these supposed people were.

There doesn’t appear to be a lot of archaeological basis to Clarkson’s claims — per the United States Geological Survey, dinosaurs ranged anywhere in height from 3.3 to 39.4 feet. So unless you believe that megahumans anywhere from 10 to 118 feet tall used to roam the earth with no apparent fossil records of their existence, Clarkson doesn’t exactly make the most convincing argument.

Then again, it was on this very same podcast that Irving, an ex-Cavs guard in his own right, first made his own outlandish planetary claims. Thus, maybe Clarkson is simply assuming the role of Uncle Drew’s spiritual successor here.

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