Warriors would no longer see weakness.
Team Dawson impersonator Klay Thompson banned Gurley from games at Chase Center in San Francisco after making his way onto the field and “shooting” for 10 minutes before Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.
“Banned BC, I passed through 5 layers of security guards (who willingly let me pass security without asking for ID) and they shot in the stadium for 10 minutes,” Gurley wrote on Twitter on Monday night. “I also spent 10,000 on tickets that were not refunded. Why should I be banned because their security is incompetent?”
Gurley released a video of him doing the stunt and encountering no resistance from Chase Center security – despite passing through several checkpoints.
He also shared a message from the team, in which he said he could be charged with trespassing.
“You intentionally deceived the staff of the Chase Center Building by impersonating a GSW employee,” the letter read.
Warriors weren’t the only ones who were deceived. Gurley, who went viral during the 2018 NBA Finals for sitting on the field dressed as half of the Splash Brothers, met with fans and signed autographs.
Viral fame seems to have justified Gurley’s actions in his mind.
“Was it worth losing 10K in tickets and getting banned for life? Sure,” he tweeted. “I was an NBA player for 10 minutes, brother.”
However, he is willing to accept his punishment.
Not wanting to make this deal any bigger than it is, the stalking center has every right to ban me,” Gurley wrote. “I get it. No hard feelings. I enjoyed doing it.”
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