KEY POINTS

  • Sheck Wes went viral with the hit “Mo Bamba” in 2018
  • Klay Thompson was named first-time NBA All-Star in 2015
  • That incident made the rapper do the opposite as he poses with every fan for a photo

If you get one of those people who enjoyed the beat of the song named after an NBA player, you can ask him for a photo and you’ll never go home empty-handed.

Rapper Sheck Wes recently posted on his social media about something that happened when he was one of those people who just wanted to get an autograph of their basketball heroes. The player that he name-dropped has not played this season and is expected to return in the 2021 NBA season.

The then 17-year old Harlem, NY native revealed that the Golden State Warriors’ guard Klay Thompson was the one who made him not to say no to every people who comes at him and take a photo. That moment also made him hate the injured 30-year old star since.

Revealing that the “rejection” happened during an NBA All-Star event in New York City, that could be traced back in 2015 when the NBA had their annual festivities in New York – hosted by both New York City and Brooklyn. That was also the time when the other half of the “Splash Brothers” with Stephen Curry was named as an All-Star for the first time in his career.

Per NBA article, that was also the same year when Thompson had a 37-point third quarter on a perfect 13-of-13 from the field and 9-of-9 from the three-point area. He ended the game with 52 points in a 126-101 blowout against the Sacramento Kings.

Sheck Wes is the signer behind the 2018 viral song “Mo Bamba”, which is named after the former University of Texas center. Bamba was drafted sixth overall by the Orlando Magic that same year and isn’t shy about hearing the song titled after him during his batch’s rookie photo shoot.

Thompson, on the other hand, will not be playing this season as he is still recovering from a torn ACL that he got during their NBA Finals series against the eventual champions Toronto Raptors.

Klay Thompson Klay Thompson 's future remains murky although money matters could factor in after this NBA season. Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he was called for a foul against the New Orleans Pelicans at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2019 in Oakland, California. Photo: Getty Images/Ezra Shaw