The Warriors star spent the day greeting smiling fans - humans and dogs alike - who waited for hours to buy the new shoes and meet one of the Bay Area's most dynamic duos.
I asked this young @warriors fan how excited she was to meet @KlayThompson -- Her response is everything. More on the “Anta KT5 ‘Rocco’ Colorway Launch Party” tonight at 5 on @abc7newsbayarea ➡️https://t.co/onwSD4YVTd #ABC7Now #DubNation pic.twitter.com/ervKb9vUqw— Chris Alvarez (@CAlvarezABC7) March 2, 2020
Since the shoes were inspired by Thompson's beloved bulldog, lots of Dub Nation dogs showed up to the event.
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With his own cafe, cake pops, and special plush chair, and of course, shoes designed in his honor, Rocco was the clear star of the show.
He sat on his "thrown" relaxing while Thompson signed shoes, jerseys, and even dog clothing for a happy crowd who have missed the Splash Brother this season as he nurses an ACL injury.
Apparently, he's missed them too.
"We just have such a loyal fan base, anytime you can show love it's always an honor for me." - @KlayThompson at today's “Anta KT5 ‘Rocco’ Colorway Launch Party” at @warriorsshop @ChaseCenter ➡️ https://t.co/onwSD4YVTd #ABC7Now #DubNation pic.twitter.com/FQP1yonuN6— Chris Alvarez (@CAlvarezABC7) March 1, 2020
"We just have such a loyal fan base, anytime you can show love it's always an honor for me," he said.
Check out the video above, and this Twitter timeline below, to see all the highlights from the big party:
Fans started lining up around 5am for @KlayThompson’s new shoes and to meet the #SplashBrother himself - But some weren’t sure if they were more excited to meet Klay or Rocco 🐶! #AntaRoccos #launchparty https://t.co/nmIL7h6KcA pic.twitter.com/Eus4yXxwvV— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) March 1, 2020
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