By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Dawson Gurley, the YouTube personality, who impersonates Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson has released a video from Monday’s incident. He has announced that he has been given a lifetime ban.
Gurley — who is known as Big Daws — was followed along by a content creator to film his day. He went through the employee and media entrance and walked his way onto the court.
As he had hinted at, the security thought he was the Klay Thompson. He was then able to make his way onto the court and shot around for at least 15 minutes, according to him, before being caught by security.
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Brian J. Herbert, the Warriors’ Vice President of Security, gave Gurley a letter outside of the arena. This letter informed Gurley of his lifetime ban.
“On June 13, 2022, you entered through the employee entrance of Chase Center prior to a GSW vs Boston Celtics NBA Finals game without a valid ticket, valid credential, or pre-approved authorization by Chase Center, GSW, or the NBA League Office,” the letter Gurley shared via social media reads. “You deliberately deceived Chase Center building personnel by impersonating a GSW employee. Your being in the Chase Center without proper credentials or authorization is in direct violation of the Fan Code of Conduct of Chase Center, GSW, and the NBA League.”
Gurley claims that he did not trespass. However, the Warriors believe otherwise.
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“An individual falsely impersonated a Warriors player in a deliberate attempt to access unauthorized areas within Chase Center,” the spokesperson said, seemingly in reference to Fake Klay, according to SFGate. “These actions have resulted in a lifetime ban from both Chase Center and Kaiser Permanente Arena.”
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