If you've ever wondered why Klay Thompson doesn't stray any closer to the basket than the three-point line, you're about to get your answer.
While in China promoting a new line of shoes, Thompson taught everyone how to prevent the Golden State Warriors from winning in the future: force the shooting guard to drive for a dunk.
Klay Thompson out here looking like that one uncle at the family BBQ that swears he can still ball pic.twitter.com/cc7v5QbxUM— 12up (@12upSport) June 24, 2017
Anta Sports is a sportswear company in China, so perhaps there's some amount of sabotage going on. Other endorsers include Chandler Parsons, Rajon Rondo, and Manny Pacquiao.
Attention Warriors haters: Let a little Klay Thompson dunk failure warm your hearts. https://t.co/yAjDnmhZYv— For The Win (@ForTheWin) June 24, 2017
Warriors fans are simply relieved that he got up from that punishing date with the pavement. That was actually Thompson's second attempt at the 360 dunk -- the first one just resulted in the ball clattering off the rim without damaging the superstar's face.
There's now a blueprint available for beating the Warriors -- challenge Thompson to drive to the rim and ask him how the hardwood tastes after the possession.