Klay Thompson Attempts to Show Off With 360 Dunk, Fails Spectacularly

Bryan Brandom
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Klay Thompson does several things extremely well—like getting smolderingly hot from three-point range and playing elite perimeter defense.

But he’s not without his weaknesses, like reading, taking a joke, and dunking.

The highest-profile endorser of Chinese sneaker brand Anta, Thompson is in the midst of a tour through China. Early in his trip, the Golden State Warriors shooting guard, hoping to put on a show for his fans, attempted a 360-degree dunk.

His first try missed. His second missed even harder, sending the two-time NBA champion crashing to the ground.

But his lost battle with the rim didn’t stop Klay from doling out an autographed basketball to a fan in a Warriors jersey.

His aerial failure probably shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as he’s a little rusty—Thompson dunked just five times during the 2016-17 regular season, only two more times than his much shorter teammate Stephen Curry.