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RUMOR: Warriors considering deactivating Klay Thompson in favor of Fake Klay

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OAKLAND—Despite all of Twitter anointing the Golden State Warriors as NBA Champions after taking a 12-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, the Beard & company clawed back to even the series at two games apiece.

In the closing seconds, All-Star Klay Thompson air-balled a fadeaway jumper from the wing that would’ve sent the game to overtime. He finished with a measly 10 points while shooting just over 30 percent from the field, and while he appeared to be hampered by a first-half knee injury, Dubs management is wasting no time making a change.

Exclusive sources tell The Choke that Golden State is closing in on signing Fake Klay while subsequently deactivating the real Klay for Game 5. Officials cited his extreme enthusiasm from the opening whistle in Game 4, in addition to his striking resemblance to Thompson, which they believe still makes him a viable decoy on the perimeter.

The move will save the Warriors approximately $259 million on their superteam luxury tax, as Fake Klay will be paid solely in ramen and Ghirardelli’s chocolates.

Fake Klay made his pitch to team management just moments after the completion of Game 4: