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Will Ferrell Is The True MVP For His Surprising Appearance At Warriors Game

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The Golden State Warriors had a new player on the field for the team’s March 8 game against the Los Angeles Clippers, and he was… Jackie Moon?

Yeah, sort of. Will Ferrell dressed up as the character from his 2008 film Semi-Pro and joined the Warriors for a warm-up at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California. The actor donned his Flint Tropics uniform and practiced guarding Klay Thompson, who shoots free throws (in Moon’s underhanded “grandma style”) with Stephen Curry and even sank the ball halfway in the Chase center.

So, how did the Warriors go about recruiting Moon, er, Ferrell? Coach Steve Kerr explained how it all came about during a post-game press conference.

“He emailed me a while ago and I didn’t believe it was him,” Kerr told reporters in a video shared by NBC Sports Bay Area† “So we exchanged a few emails and then, you know, made up the plan.”

Kerr noted that Ferrell is a “huge Klay Thompson fan, and he knows how much Klay loves dressing up as Jackie Moon” — which the shooting guard did for Halloween a few years ago.

“So it was just kind of a natural fit,” he continued, “and it felt like a good time to do it, just to make everyone laugh at a difficult part of the season.”

Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

And who knows? Perhaps the cameo helped when the Warriors were able to end their five-game losing streak, beating the Clippers by a final score of 112 to 97.

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