In the summer of 2017, during a promotional tour for Anta—the shoe and apparel company he endorses—Klay Thompson transformed into "China Klay." Now, during another go-round in China, that beloved character is back.
Thompson had promised China Klay was on the way.
ICYMI on our IG, "This is your #ChinaKlay. I'm on the way." 🇨🇳😎
— LetsGoWarriors👌💛💙 (@LetsGoWarriors) June 23, 2018
(🎥: https://t.co/aN6lgHCOb4 via Weibo/Hupu) pic.twitter.com/8PkRHUzpz2
He hasn't disappointed, providing consistent entertainment throughout the trip. For starters, a girl absolutely smoked him in Pop-a-Shot. Who could compete with her? This girl is a legend.
#ChinaKlay getting destroyed in pop-a-shot 😂
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 26, 2018
[via @nmwitherill/IG] pic.twitter.com/IzNuVdVXfV
He did some drumming.
You may think tonight you're having more fun than #ChinaKlay, but it's not even 4p over there for him 🥁
— LetsGoWarriors👌💛💙 (@LetsGoWarriors) June 24, 2018
(🎥: Weibo) pic.twitter.com/gkmWwnjKe3
He went in on a bowl of noodles, enjoying them so much that he picked one up off the table.
#ChinaKlay is back 😂😂😂 (via titm5/Reddit) pic.twitter.com/qlhfWgP4kG
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) June 25, 2018
And, naturally, there has been plenty of dancing.
Some additional footage of #ChinaKlay dancing the other night has been unearthed... 🕺🏻 pic.twitter.com/M2LVKNwEdm
— LetsGoWarriors👌💛💙 (@LetsGoWarriors) June 25, 2018
Out in China all week for Klay Thompson’s latest Anta tour.
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) June 26, 2018
Of course he hosted a freestyle band contest for his “Shock The Game” campaign.#ChinaKlay back in full effect... pic.twitter.com/dFFdCfBFWY
Thompson is beloved in China.
Day 1 - Beijing #ChinaKlay #klaythompson @warriors @LetsGoWarriors (1/3) pic.twitter.com/DnyUz1ASqo
— emlary (@emlary) June 23, 2018
Klay is celebrating his third title in four years, and clearly he is living his best life. May China Klay live forever.