Will Ferrell heads to court with Golden State Warriors ahead of decisive win

SAN FRANCISCO — Will Ferrell yelled and put a hand to Klay Thompson’s face as the Golden State Warriors star threw a 3-pointer on base.

Nice defensive fence, no doubt.

Ferrell took the floor and warmed up with the Warriors on Tuesday night – perhaps just what coach Steve Kerr’s team needed before they face the LA Clippers as they were mired in a streak of five straight losses. The Warriors won 112-97.

The comedy star donned a vintage-style headband and dressed in his Jackie Moon jersey from the 2008 film ‘Semi-Pro’, a moment that was meant especially for Thompson – who dressed up as Moon for Halloween a while ago three years old and loves the movie.

Ferrell took a half-court shot on his second down and passed to Stephen Curry, even using his foot to kick the defending basketball before Curry knocked down a 3 to complete his scoring routine. pregame.

“I’m under contract,” Ferrell told The Associated Press. “So this is the very first try with the team, let’s see what happens.”

How fun was that?

“Well, that’s what I do,” he said evenly.

And that nice shot from the half-court? Zero humility here.

“I do them in my sleep.”

The Warriors and their home crowd loved every minute of Ferrell’s surprise appearance.

“It was awesome,” former Warriors big man Zaza Pachulia said. “We needed that energy.”

Ferrell chatted with general manager Bob Myers and injured star Draymond Green at midcourt before quickly exiting through a Chase Center tunnel.

When Ferrell appeared, he bent down and stretched briefly before taking a short base jumper.

“Hey!” Curry shouted in delight, “You have to jump for those!”

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