‘I don’t play chess or checkers, I just have to wear it for Klay Thompson’: Jonathan Kuminga reveals one of the rookie tasks the Splash Brother makes him do

As part of his rookie duties, Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga has to carry boxes of chess and checkers for Klay Thompson.

Being an NBA player is an honor and a privilege for many. However, being a rookie in one of the biggest sports leagues in the world is a difficult task. Of course, rookies have to earn their respect and their place in the league.

The league has a long history of particular traditions and several amusing anecdotes about various rookie duties and rituals. Even prodigies like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant were not exempt from these infamous duties.

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Recruit of Warriors Jonathan Kuminga just revealed one of his rookie duties, Splash Brother Klay Thompson entrusted to him.

Klay Thompson asks Jonathan Kuminga to play chess and checkers as part of his rookie duties

After the Warriors-Nuggets matchup, Jonathan brought boxes of chess and checkers to the post-game interview. When asked which of the two games he played the most, the “Kum Bucket” revealed:

I don’t play any of these games. I just have to do my rookie duty and wear it for Klay.

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After recording 25 points in the Warriors’ game against the Bulls, the 6-foot-8 forward had 19 points and 7 rebounds in GSW’s 20-point loss to the Wolves. And over the last 3 games, the teenager put up a solid 19.7 points, 5.7 rebounds on a 52.5% field goal efficiency.

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