With the superhuman abilities basketball players regularly showcase, we forget that they also live just like us off the hardwood. Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson reminds everyone that even the best shooters in the world mess up with their messages every once in a while.
Kevon Looney — who just signed a new three-year, $15 million deal this summer — was in an interview and shared how he avoids making messages that teammates will gang up on him over.
The conversation first focused on Looney, but he ended up talking about Thompson, who accidentally sent a message meant for his brothers to the Warriors' players group chat.
“Probably Klay, I remember in The Finals last year he got cleared to play,” Looney told KGO-TV's Larry Beil (via Alex Didion of NBC Sports). “And he started sending these motivational texts like ‘I'm coming back tonight', ‘I can't wait to get out there', ‘I'm gonna hold the best player.'”
“We never seen this side of Klay,” Looney continued. “We were like ‘Yeah Klay! We're excited for you too!' He was like … ‘this is the wrong (chat) … This is for my brothers.'”
This adds a hilarious and endearing side to the otherwise disappointing Finals run for the Warriors. The way Thompson was hyping himself up with his brothers added a cute side to him. The fact that he mistakenly sent it to his teammates made it all the more adorable.
Klay's rehab for his knee is reportedly going well, but the Warriors will likely put him on reserve until he is ready. The Dubs will miss his 19.5 points per game and 42 percent shooting clip from long distance, but they should be able to fight for a playoff spot without him.
Watch the video to see the full clip of Looney's interview:
Who is the worst offender in the Warriors Group Chat? @Loon_Rebel5 fills us in.
— Larry Beil (@LarryBeilABC7) August 29, 2019