As Has Become Tradition, China Klay Took An L, This Time Getting Smoked By A Little Girl In Pop-A-Shot
With all due respect to his work growing the game overseas, I'm starting to think that one of many reasons Klay Thompson is so beloved in China is because he makes becoming an NBA star seem like an attainable goal. Developing into one of the top 3-5 shooters in the history of basketball is most definitely not an attainable goal, but it sure as hell doesn't seem that way when the pro athlete that lays claim to that ranking is getting absolutely roasted in pop-a-shot by a little girl under half his age.
Don't get me wrong, there's no shame in getting shot out of the arcade by a deadly accurate floater that would make Steph Curry's release look lethargic, but it's still a very humanizing moment for a back-to-back NBA champion. Given that it's not the China Klay's first foray into foreign failure, maybe seeming merely mortal works to the advantage of his affability in the Far East...
I mean, other than being a 18-24 inches taller than most of his international admirers, it's not like Klay Thompson possesses any personality traits that make him seem like an intimidating presence. As unbelievably talented as he is, the guy appears as though he's been working up the nervous energy to ask a girl to dance since he came into the league. If you ask me, that's not only the type of awkward that might get enhanced by a grade schooler going all "Golden State Warriors" on that NBA All-Star ass, but also the type of awkward he needs to be for people who stand as tall as his waistband to feel completely comfortable rolling up to him with a Sharpie and a toaster...