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Steve Kerr: #FakeKlay 'perfect metaphor for our conditioning'

Steve Kerr: #FakeKlay 'perfect metaphor for our conditioning'

First, there was #ChinaKlay.

Now, there is #FakeKlay.

In case you missed it, a Klay Thompson lookalike was seated behind the Warriors bench during their season-opening loss to the Rockets on Tuesday. He had the full jersey, the facial hair and the cadence.

A day later, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about #FakeKlay and he used it as an opportunity to state that he felt his players were out of shape.

"I thought it was a perfect metaphor for our conditioning as a team," Kerr told the media in Oakland. "I turned around and was like 'Klay, did you have a few extra burgers last night? What happened?' That was great. I love that guy."

So Kerr is definitely a fan of #FakeKlay. No word yet if the real Klay has met #FakeKlay. We'll let you know if they do cross paths.

Report: Steph Curry will not participate in Team USA minicamp

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Report: Steph Curry will not participate in Team USA minicamp

The USA Men's National Team will hold a minicamp next week in Las Vegas.

Steph Curry will not paricipate, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Why won't he be in attendance?

Ayesha Curry gave birth to a baby boy on July 2 and Steph is going to be with his newborn son and family, according to the report.

Despite his absence, Curry will still be eligible to earn a spot on the 12-man roster for the 2020 Olympics.

The three-time NBA champion won a gold medal at the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Championship.

Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins are among the 35 players invited to the minicamp.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Would Ray Allen beat Steph Curry, Klay Thompson in 3-point contest? 'Ummmmmm'

Would Ray Allen beat Steph Curry, Klay Thompson in 3-point contest? 'Ummmmmm'

Ray Allen made 2,973 3-pointers in his career -- the most in NBA history.

Steph Curry is currently seventh all-time at 2,129.

Klay Thompson is at No. 24 with 1,557 makes.

Over the weekend, Allen and Curry played some golf in the American Century Championship in Tahoe.

The day before the tournament started, Allen was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show, and the following back-and-forth took place:

Patrick: "You at your best vs Steph Curry at his best. Who's a better shooter?"

Allen: "Ummmmmm (pause) ... you know, Dan -- I always compare myself how I played more to Klay Thompson. Just watching Steph, he's somewhat in a world of his own because he's got great handles and he has the ball 80 percent of the time, so..

Patrick: "Just a shooting contest. Just shooting contest. It's you, Steph, Klay -- you pick your spot -- who is the better shooter out of you three?"

Allen: "Ummmm. Again, I think it would be a helluva shooting contest. But what I would do -- I would put them on the move ... they're both not stand-still shooters, but moving backwards, moving left to right, front to back in 3s -- and both of them can do that well -- that is really where you see shooting at its finest. The 3-point contest is fun and it is interesting, but imagine if you adapted a contest where you had to start in one position to get to the next spot and then shoot it and make that shot. That would be a much more interesting contest."

Thanks for not answering the question whatsoever, Ray!

But don't worry everybody. We know how things would turn out...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller