YouTuber Dawson Gurley, also known as “Fake Klay Thompson,” has been trending all week long ever since he announced that he was banned from Chase Center for life after he snuck in and actually was able to take shots on the court.
Gurley said he never claimed to be Thompson and went through multiple layers of security without getting stopped. That did not matter, as he received the ultimate punishment of never being able to see the Warriors in person, unless it’s on the road.
“At game 5 and @warriors just banned me for life from their arena,” Gurley wrote initially.
“Banned (because) I walked pass 5 layers of security guards (who willingly let me through security without asking for ID) & shot around on the court for 10 minutes. I also spent 10K on tickets which they are not refunding. Why should I be banned because their security is incompetent?” he added.
Patrick Beverley took notice of Fake Klay and immediately hatched out a plan. The Minnesota Timberwolves guard recruited the look-alike for when they host the Warriors next season.
“Ayo Fake Klay when the Timberwolves play Golden State next season, we need you on the Floor at Target Center gang,” Beverley wrote Wednesday on Twitter.
Gurley responded, “I’ll be there Pat.”
Gurley dressed up as Thompson during the Warriors’ previous NBA Finals runs and became known as the “Fake Klay Thompson.” He’s appeared in the crowd at Finals games and ring ceremonies.
The real Klay Thompson scored just 12 points and went 5 for 20 from the field in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. It wasn’t his best effort, but he certainly helped his team win yet another trophy.