Steph Curry and Klay Thompson struggled through their Game One NBA Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. But Golden State’s “Splash Brothers” were in a laughing mood during Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, making fun of themselves on national television by reading hilarious “Mean Tweets.”
“Have you ever been downloading something online and halfway through it just froze and couldn’t go anywhere? Think Steph Curry’s puberty,” said the NBA MVP. “One day Klay Thompson is gonna leave the house without remembering to attach his goatee that he bought from Party City, and it’ll be awkward,” recited the Warriors’ other backcourt phenom, offering a grim stare into the camera.
Andre Iguodala, last year’s NBA Finals MVP, endured a cheap shot about his “dirty looks,” while the recently eliminated Thunder’s Russell Westbrook was forced to admit he “looks like Jar Jar Binks.” (“I’ll take your word for it,” he fired back. “I don’t know who that is.”) Magic Johnson also noted a famous celebrity similarity: a “bald, black John Travolta.”
The bit also featured insults about Blake Griffin’s appearance (“Did Morgan Freeman and Carrot Top impregnate an Amazon [sic] or what happened?), commentator Reggie Miller’s ears (“Pretty sure Reggie Miller’s ears provide WiFi”) and Inside the NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal’s weight (“Shaq is a fat ass old man”). Dikembe Mutombo, Jalen Rose, Doc Rivers and DeAndre Jordan also joined in the disparaging fun.
Watch The Golden State Warriors play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.