Watch: Did Klay Thompson impersonate the Kawhi Leonard laugh?
Kawhi Leonard brought us one of the funniest memes of the year when he broke out an awkward laugh during his introductory press conference with the Toronto Raptors, and there are some who think Klay Thompson took a shot at him over it on Sunday.
While speaking with reporters in advance of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Thompson was asked a question about whether he thinks he will be able to bring some of his typical Game 6 heroics to Game 5 with the Golden State Warriors facing elimination. He began his response with a sarcastic laugh, and it was one that sounded extremely familiar.
Klay Thompson copied Kawhi’s laugh perfectly ???? pic.twitter.com/vqz1VESHeq
— Cole Topham (@HamAnalysis) June 9, 2019
Compare that with Leonard’s laugh from back in September, which you can see at the 25-second mark below:
Kawhi shares some laughs at Media Day: "I'm a fun guy" ????
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 24, 2018
If you saw all the Twitter reactions to Leonard’s laugh, it isn’t that hard to believe that Thompson was poking fun at Kawhi. He better be careful, however, because Leonard has already looked possessed on the court. The last thing anyone on the Golden State side needs to do is motivate him further.