Just Like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson Too Fails to Nudge the ‘Michael Jordan’ of Sumo Wrestling

Advait Jajodia
|Published September 29, 2022

After Stephen Curry fails, Klay Thompson too tries his hand at wrestling with GOAT sumo wrestler Hakuho Sho.

The Golden State Warriors have traveled across the globe to Japan as they face the Washington Wizards in two pre-season clashes. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and co. couldn’t be any more excited as they prepare to play in this campaign’s first international game.

Recently, during one practice session, the sumo wrestling GOAT – Hakuho Sho – visited the GSW camp. After Sho exchanged pleasantries with the defending champions, he gave out wrestling tips to the team.

First, the reigning Finals MVP tried his luck to wrestle Hakuho. Now, the 37-year-old is a retired professional with a long list of impressive achievements under his belt. Unsurprisingly, the 185-pound Curry was unable to move the 348-pound Mongolia.

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Also Read: Watch: 185lbs Stephen Curry Fights a Sumo Wrestler as the Warriors Gear up for Their Japan Game 

Later, Klay tried doing the same. And similarly, the second Splash Brother also failed miserably.

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NBA Twitter reacts as Klay Thompson fails to move Hakuho Sho

As soon as the hilarious clip went viral on social media, NBA Twitter blew up with reactions.

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It’s absolutely lovely to see the Warriors embrace the Japanese culture.

Hopefully, we are entertained by an action-packed battle tomorrow.

Also Read: The Most Expensive Ticket Since Last Game of Kobe Bryant

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

A 20-year-old with a BBA degree specializing in marketing, Advait Jajodia is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush and a passionate basketball enthusiast. Advait has been immersed in the world of basketball since picking up a basketball at the age of 9. Excelling as a two-time national-level player, specifically as a point guard during the Golden State Warriors' dominant era, he draws inspiration from the electrifying style of Stephen Curry. Beyond the NBA, Advait finds joy in playing various sports, exploring intriguing conspiracy theories, and boosting his 2K rating to 99. He also holds admiration for athletes like Rafael Nadal, Virat Kohli, and Phil Foden, recognizing their exceptional skills.

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