The invisible Laker – Earl Clark scores 2 points in 0 minutes against Nuggets

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| January 7th, 2013 | 4,201 Views

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Some of you have no idea who Earl Clark is.  Some says Earl is ghost that even his teammates can’t see which explains the video above of Earl trying to celebrate with Dwight Howard. Some of you didn’t watch the latest loss by the Lakers last night, checked out the boxscores and was confused by the line of the Lakers’ Earl Clark who somehow scored 2 points in 0 minutes.   Some sites even had Clark as a DNP despite his mysterious 2 points.

Let Stephen Coston of NBA24/7365 explain how this somehow happened.

At the 1:05 mark of the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol was struck by an inadvertent JaVale McGee elbow.  A foul was called, and with Denver in the penalty Gasol was awarded two free throws.  However, a cut had opened up on the bridge of his nose as a result of the contact from McGee’s elbow.  Pau was bleeding profusely, and trainer Gary Vitti couldn’t stop it.  With the allotted time to stop the blood having expired, someone else had to shoot Gasol’s foul shots.  Being that the foul was ruled a common foul Nuggets coach George Karl was allowed to choose the shooter.  He took a gander down LA’s bench and picked Earl Clark, who hadn’t appeared in the game.  This proved to be a poor decision as Clark confidently stepped up and swished both.  Immediately following Clark’s second free throw, Karl called a timeout.  During the stoppage, Clark was replaced by Jodie Meeks.  Being that he was never on the floor for even a split second of live action, Earl Clark technically recorded a DNP (as Yahoo’s box score reports)… despite his two points.

All jokes aside.  Earl has game.  Check out this mix of him in Orlando with still teammate Dwight Howard and highlights from the Earl Clark Charity game with you know who.

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