The Golden State Warriors are in Japan on Friday and Saturday for two exhibition games against the Washington Wizards, and on Thursday Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson decided to try their hand at the country’s national sport: sumo wrestling.
And they didn’t just take on some guy off the street. No, the Splash Brothers were up against Hakuhō Shō, a 45-time top division champion who holds five world sumo records. And boy did they find out how powerful these wrestlers are the hard way.
First came Curry, who is no pushover. Pound for pound, he’s considered the Warriors’ strongest player. But Shō outweighs Curry by 165 pounds, and Curry, giving everything he had, looked like a child pressed against a brick wall. he could not even stir Shō.
Next came Thompson, who looked similarly goofy as he tried to move Shō.
That’s really incredible. Again, these are not weak boys. You can’t move the guy an inch. Perhaps more impressively, Shō then tried his hand at the Splash Brothers’ game. And listen, this guy can shoot a basketball. I’m not sure how well he can move, but look at the easy pull and clean follow of this swing.
Don’t confuse: This isn’t just one big guy. This is an athlete. Good times for the Warriors in Japan.
https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/splash-brothers-do-sumo-stephen-curry-klay-thompson-feel-the-power-of-japanese-wrestling-legend-hakuho-sho/ Splash Brothers do Sumo: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson feel the power of Japanese wrestling legend Hakuhō Shō