Probably because the second one isn’t as tall, as in shape, or as good at basketball. He’s also not allowed to be on the court, because he’s Fake Klay Thompson, or YouTube star Daws of BigDawsTv.
For those watching the game, it was hard not to notice a bizarro world Klay enjoying the contest from behind the Warriors bench.
Anyone else notice fake Klay Thompson behind the bench? pic.twitter.com/Vadvy3iu6b
— Dave. (@whiteDwoody) October 18, 2017
By halftime, Fake Klay Thompson was already a meme.
Hi I’m Klay Thompson, and I have DirecTV. And I’m fake Klay Thompson, and I have cable pic.twitter.com/79yaHYwq9T
— Jordan Leandre (@Jordan_BBS) October 18, 2017
KD got a fake twitter account Klay Thompson got a fake Klay Thompson pic.twitter.com/nMaCyOCf0l
— stewby-dooby-doo (@3testes) October 18, 2017
Fake Klay Thompson died for your sins. pic.twitter.com/SIzp0RqVTp
— Gieson Cacho (@gcacho) October 18, 2017
Y’ALL GAVE THAT RING TO FAKE KLAY THOMPSON! 😯😯 pic.twitter.com/VJH11tb1O8
— Biggie Bigs (@BHFamFoe) October 18, 2017
One Klay on the court, one Klay contesting the call. pic.twitter.com/8TC7LJdWdY
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 18, 2017
Steve Kerr even took the time to address the situation after a one-point loss. Really, he just made jokes about the guy’s weight.
Steve Kerr on fake Klay Thompson: “I turned around and was like, Klay, did you have a few extra burgers last night or something…?” pic.twitter.com/G9pZ1fJDkB
— Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) October 18, 2017
Steve Kerr on the fake, heavier-looking Klay Thompson that surfaced last night: “I thought it was the perfect metaphor for our conditioning”
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 18, 2017
Fake Klay wasn’t fooling anyone during the game; not when the real, much taller thing was just feet away. But before tipoff, he managed to fool some fans and Oracle Arena employees into thinking he was the real deal. A useful tactic: driving around the parking lot helped conceal the fact that Daws is nowhere near 6’7″.
This isn’t Fake Klay’s first appearance. Back in 2015, Daws pulled the same prank by challenging college kids to play him on campus.