I'm Not a Jinx Guy, but It'd Be a Real Shame if Banning Fake Klay Thompson From Chase Center Over a Simple Prank Costs the Soon to be NBA Champion Golden State Warriors
It's been established that I'm not a jinx guy. I don't believe in them. They aren't real. As a sportsman and hashtag good guy, I've already congratulated the Warriors on their well deserved NBA championship.
That being said, much like the Celtics riding too close to the sun with their All About 18 banner shirts before Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Finals: Presented by YoutubeTV, it'd be a real shame if the Warriors jinxed themselves with these all-time bad vibes.
If you're an online person, you've likely heard of fake Klay Thompson. It's pretty self-explanatory; he's a dude that sorta looks like Klay Thompson if you have cataracts. His likeness went viral during one of the Warriors' four recent NBA title runs.
So fake Klay Thompson, aka real Dawson Hurley, bares a somewhat vague resemblance to Klay Thompson. He's basically a walking meme. Of course, he's a content creator...HOLY SHIT, FAKE KLAY HAS OVER 8 MILLION YOUTUBE SUBS, but his whole schtick is harmless. I don't blame him at all for trying to capitalize on this. Clearly, it's paid off so far. The dude has 8.24 (R.I.P. Black Mamba) MILLION youtube subscribers.
Before Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals: Presented by YoutubeTV, fake Klay pulled a fast one, getting by security and air-balling a few lay-ups before someone realized he's not actually Klay Thompson.
This video breaks down the whole ordeal if you feel like burning 15 minutes.
But I've got you with the easy to digest One Minute Man clip. Ole Dozo is a company man. VIVA!
Look, what fake Klay Thompson did was technically illegal (I guess?), but at the same time, it's not like he butter-knifed his way into the arena a la Henry Lockwood. This dude literally went through security like Mohamed Atta. He walked into the stadium IN UNIFORM, which nobody except Hacksaw Reynolds does (way too niche of a reference for my own good; check out the 1981 San Francisco 49ers America's Game on Youtube). This blunder is on the Golden State Warriors for having U.S. Capitol level security, not fake Klay Thompson for getting by a few dummies that stink at their job/were in on the prank and this whole thing is one big stunt.
How is Fake Klay getting a harsher punishment than insurrectionists?
I'm with you, BigDaws.
The Warriors didn't check for a ticket, credential, or pre-approved authorization from Chase Center. This is on them. Straight up and down. I think the whole lifetime ban part might be clickbait since the letter says indefinitely. Either way, this seems a bit much. They're using Fake Klay to send a message to other NBA lookalikes not to get any ideas. Talk about overkill. You're banning him from the fucking G-league. That's excessive AF. You shouldn't be turning away any fans from that. Again, I'm not a jinx guy, but the Chicago Cubs can tell you a little something about the aftershocks of banning a diehard fan.
Again, I'm not a jinx guy. There's no way that the Warriors overreacting from being had and embarrassed online backfires. This has nothing to do with what happens on the court, just like ejecting William Sianis and his goat named Murphy had nothing to do with the Cubs title drought. When the Warriors hold their parade hopefully the hatchet will be buried and fake Klay can enjoy their 4th championship since 2015 with the rest of Dub Nation.