Klay Thompson is so much more than just a shooter, or even a scorer.
He’s basically the NBA’s best paper airplane-maker, too.
Following the Golden State Warriors’ 105-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, Thompson ended his media availability by constructing a paper airplane and throwing it into the small gaggle of reporters:
“You guys should get this on camera,” he said. “I make the best paper airplane…on the West Coast.”
At the risk of sounding hyperbolic: This is the best mic-drop-that-wasn’t-actually-a-mic-drop in the history of mic drops. And it doesn’t seem like Thompson was overselling his aircraft-arranging skills. He begins crafting the paper ramjet at around the 10-second mark, finishes about 35 seconds later, and then effortlessly flicks it toward the back of the interview room. It takes a nosedive at the end, sure, but the distance and overall aerodynamics of this 35-second airliner is pretty flipping fantastic.
Which begs the question: What other totally non-basketball things is Thompson potentially the best at?
After long, arduous thought, here are the nominees:
- The GOAT at checking his DMs while the Warriors take team pictures during a super villain backyard bash, complete with actual “Super Villain” balloons.
- The absolute best at letting his dog, Rocco, take dumps inside iconic baseball stadiums.
- The unchallenged king of sipping beer mid-interview, then making the “I’m down to kiss but have to fart” face.
- The best of the worst at hiding his glee following a “How do you feed off the D?” postgame question.
- The champion of awkward photoshoots whose subjects aim to pose like a version of Zack Morris who totally forgot how to use his hands.
Those are just a few possibilities; there are probably loads more. Maybe Thompson is the best in the world at podium planks. Or Draymond Green groin-kicking impersonations. Or evildoer goatee-stroking. We just don’t know. After this, it’s clear that Thompson is nothing if not a man of mysteriously legendary, albeit mostly useless, faculties.
Here’s hoping his future postgame pressers reveal more top-secret, best-in-the-West tricks and trades.