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Klay Thompson impersonator argues calls, captures attention at Warriors’ season-opener



OAKLAND–#ChinaKlay…it’s time to meet #FakeKlay.

If you were doing double takes at the start of Tuesday night’s season-opener featuring the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets, you weren’t the only one.

In case you thought Thompson had a super-fan look-alike in the stands at Oracle Arena, it turns out that FakeKlay is actually a YouTube star who also appeared at Game 5 of the NBA Finals this summer. That YouTuber, BigDawsTV, had quite the night.

Thompson might not be the biggest Warriors’ star stateside, but his mystique continues to grow. His summer abroad provided fans with a never-ending loop of hilarious #ChinaKlay content, and now, it appears Big Daws is going to provide the NBA universe with even more memories.

NBC Authentic’s new sideline reporter Kerith Burke actually caught up with the man himself during the game. During the interview Fake Klay takes credit for real Klay’s strong first half play.

We’re not sure about that one. In fact, we’re very sure of the opposite. Make sure to stick with for continuing coverage of this developing story.


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