Watch: Klay Thompson Nails Michael Jackson’s Signature Move, Hours After Facing Off Against Manny Pacquiao

Published 09/01/2023, 9:43 AM EDT

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The on-court competitiveness of the NBA often turns the personal lives of its superstars miserable and dull. Klay Thompson stands tall as a strong exception to that case for over a decade now. This time around he dropped a Michael Jackson move just a few hours after a Manny Pacquiao face-off.

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He rivaled Manny earlier in an iconic fashion, which caught the eye of the public. The Golden State Warriors star continued to live his life to the fullest, as he celebrated it by nailing a dance move later on.

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The 33-year-old visited the Philippines after spending time in China. He went to visit the boxing veteran Pacquiao at his house, where the duo faced off. They shared moments together, one of which included a game of chess. The shooting guard uploaded an image on his Instagram story, showcasing the same.

This unexpected moment between two sporting icons won the hearts of millions, but it was not all. The four-time NBA champion displayed his dancing skills soon after. In a short clip, he was seen enjoying his time off with Michael Jackson’s signature move.

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This adds to the prominent instance he has gifted us till now in this offseason. The training camps are yet to begin, so there could be more surprises and dance moves from the NBA superstar. Continuing on that, one aspect must not be overlooked.

The unique connection between Klay and Michael

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This was not the first time Klay showcased MJ’s moves in public. He did the same during the Warrior’s championship parade last year. His short performance put an additional layer on top of his memorable celebration moments in 2022.

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He also posted an image of Jackson’s move from his Instagram story last year. After a remarkable match against the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2022 playoffs, he did so as a reminder of his Game 6 dominance.

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As a new season quickly approaches, Thompson understands that it’s time to get back to work. With only a few days remaining before the start of the competition, he is dealing with life at his own pace. A true champion who unknowingly embodies Taoism. Maybe that’s what defines him the best.

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Sourav Bose

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Sourav is a detail-oriented NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. His passion for the game of basketball was ignited by none other than the captivating duo of Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr. As he delved into the illustrious history of the NBA, his fascination grew exponentially.
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Bilal Handoo

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