NBA players have to talk to the media all the time, before and after, sometimes even during games, so they're given some sort of lesson in how to speak to the media.
It seems as though Klay Thompson may have skipped on those lessons.
Prior to the Golden State Warriors' second game of their Western Conference Semifinals series against the Utah Jazz, Thompson spoke to the press about the upcoming contest where he was asked a simple question.
He was asked how the Warriors would be able to cut down on the turnovers when they face the Jazz on Thursday night. His answer started off well, but it quickly fell apart.
The three-time NBA All-Star said, according to Yahoo! Sports: "We have such talented players I think every time we get a shot up down the court it works to our advantage."
But he then began to stumble on his words as he could think of what else to say.
"And, uh, if we take care of the ball, you know, it's gonna be, you know, I don't know, I'm sorry." He then placed his hand on his head in embarrassment.
Watch the whole situation play out in the video below:
It turned out well for Thompson however, as he managed to help the Warriors to a 115-104 win against the Jazz at the Oracle Arena, giving his team a 2-0 lead in their second round series. He didn't stumble on the court at all, as he scored 14 points, with six rebounds, and six assists after just under 37 minutes of action.
In the playoffs so far, the 27-year-old has averaged 17 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.2 assists for Golden State after six games. The Warriors now only need two more wins to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the third time in as many years.
Stumbling on your words? It happens to the best of us from time to time. Nevertheless, more media lessons may be needed for Thompson after what happened in this interview.