Klay Thompson Impostor Says He Was Banned After Shooting Baskets Before NBA Finals' Game 5

"Why should I be banned because their security is incompetent?" the lookalike, Dawson Gurley, tweeted.

A man impersonating Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson said he was banned permanently from the Chase Center for fooling security and shooting baskets on the court before Monday’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

“Why should I be banned because their security is incompetent?” asked Fake Klay Thompson, as the impostor, YouTube prankster Dawson Gurley, is known.

(The real Klay Thompson later scored 21 points and the Warriors beat the Boston Celtics, 104-94, to take a 3 games to 2 lead.)

Gurley also shared the alleged letter exiling him from the Warriors’ San Francisco arena.

SFGate.com did not immediately hear back from Chase Center officials to confirm the letter and HuffPost has reached out as well.

In the meantime, Fake Klay Thompson, purportedly pictured here on the court hours before tipoff, can enjoy another 15, or 10, minutes of fame.

“Was it worth it to lose 10K on tickets and be banned for life? Absolutely. I was an NBA player for 10 minutes bro,” he tweeted.

He is well-known among Warriors fans but has been scarce of late, SFGate reported.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr laughed about the fake Klay Thompson in 2017. “I thought it was a perfect metaphor for our conditioning level,” Kerr said when the fake one showed up at a game. “I turned around and was like, ‘Klay, did you have a few extra burgers?’ That was great. I love that guy.”

Here’s Fake Klay Thompson fooling fans during the NBA playoffs in 2018.

Here’s the real Klay Thompson on Monday:

Klay Thompson at a postgame press conference.
Klay Thompson at a postgame press conference.
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Klay Thompson celebrates a three-point basket.
Klay Thompson celebrates a three-point basket.
Thearon W. Henderson via Getty Images
Klay Thompson shoots a three-point basket.
Klay Thompson shoots a three-point basket.
Nathaniel S. Butler via Getty Images

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