Klay Thompson Made A Paper Airplane Post-Press Conference, And I Think I'm Starting To Feel Bad For Him
I won't say that Klay Thompson staying late after a press conference to fold up his world famous paper airplane was a desperate plea for attention from someone that hasn't gotten very much this season. I really, really want to say that, and him shamelessly asking the media to get it on camera would back up that claim, but I won't. If we are being honest, it's likely because the video of him taking a sip of beer so obnoxious that Coors Light probably would have paid cold, hard cash for product re-placement proved that he's far less subtle when doing things primarily to get people talking.
Regardless, I think we can all agree that the only instances in which Klay Thompson - a top 15 player in the NBA - has been appointment television this year is when he was drinking postgame suds and when he was auditioning to become the classroom equivalent of a 'Wright Brother'. That's not an critique of his play thus far or anything, it's just that he doesn't even have a spot on his own team's podium when it comes to entertainment value. The guy is arguable one of the top 5 shooters of all time and if the players on his team were ranked by importance he wouldn't even medal. Klay 'Honorable Mention' Thompson can't even say that he suffers from a suffer case of middle child syndrome, because that would imply that there are only two people on his roster that are more deserving of air-time. The fact that he's merely a role player isn't an indictment of his talent and it all-but-guarantees that the Warriors will be a more dangerous team going forward. That said, let's not pretend it's not having an effect on a proud player that never origami'd the stat sheet into a makeshift aircraft until he was scoring 20 PPG and getting little to no recognition for it.