Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors show off their baseball swings

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 18: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts at the end of the first half of their game against the Detroit Pistons at Chase Center on January 18, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 18: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts at the end of the first half of their game against the Detroit Pistons at Chase Center on January 18, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Locked in the middle of the Major League Baseball lockout, baseball fans are looking for any kind of highlight reel packages showing home run swings. Who would have known some would come from the NBA’s Golden State Warriors?

Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors changed up their practice ritual recently by including some baseball swings

Rather than go through their usual practice prior to their recent game against the Indiana Pacers, the Golden State Warriors took time at the Chase Center in San Francisco to show off some home run swings that would have made Brandon Crawford or any current member of the San Francisco Giants proud.

According to media reports, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he felt the team was “tired” following a grueling travel schedule so being able to focus on something other than basketball would give the team a chance to not only have some fun, but also hopefully be mentally refreshed as well.

Check out the swings below, including Klay Thompson showing off some power and reaching the seats in his return from a pair of major injuries that have kept him off the court for more than two seasons.

While the Warriors showed off their power with the bat, it didn’t help them overcome the Pacers in the home game the following night as Golden State dropped a 121-117 decision in overtime. Still, despite the loss, the Warriors are currently in second place in the Western Conference with a 32-13 record, 3.5 games behind the Phoenix Suns for the top spot.

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The Bay Area has had a good sports run over the last few months, including Golden State’s recent success. The San Francisco 49ers are in the NFC Divisional Round and the Giants had the National League’s best record last season thanks to a franchise-record 107 wins. Meanwhile, the Oakland A’s finished with a winning record (86-76) but missed the postseason.