Golden State Warriors star forward Klay Thompson gave a halftime interview Friday night that was so remarkable people could not stop talking about it.
Here’s a video clip of Thompson trying, desperately, to make a coherent statement. And failing. Failing miserably.
For those who may feel inclined to clean out your ears, hoping perhaps you misheard what Thompson was saying, here’s a full transcription of Thompson’s words.
a full transcription:
kerith: klay what are you noticing about the energy and ball movement tonight helping you unlock the 3 ball
klay: it's great on both sides both uh it's great both uh both of them are great and um we're getting out pushing the pace that's at our best https://t.co/q6wSCkdfGp
— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) December 15, 2018
For what it’s worth, whatever was affecting Thompson’s ability to, you know, talk, it had no bearing on his ability to slay an opponent from the perimeter. Klay scored 27 points, including the game-winner against the Sacramento Kings.
KLAY PUTS THE WARRIORS UP 1!!! pic.twitter.com/ev0HXB44im
— TheWarriorsTalk (@TheWarriorsTalk) December 15, 2018
Still, his halftime interview had fans and analysts scratching their heads and/or rolling around on the floor in tears. Here are some of the best reactions we saw.
"Klay, can we get your thoughts on the Dillon/MarShon Brooks trade controversy?" pic.twitter.com/O1jkYeF6Eu
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) December 15, 2018
Klay Thompson don’t even know what he trying to say ?
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) December 15, 2018
klay was on auto-pilot and got caught after the tolerance break pic.twitter.com/eAp0riyMqa
— nick van flexel (@backfattt) December 15, 2018
Klay gotta be the funniest NBA player of all time bruh ????
— Trey (@Trey_Oh5) December 15, 2018
Love Klay, don’t know what he said, but still low him! ???
— lwsanfran (@wonggal) December 15, 2018