Maybe Angels outfielder Mike Trout should consider a career change.
Trout and a contingent of Anaheim players—including Albert Pujols, Cliff Pennington, and Joe Smith—dropped by the Golden State Warriors practice session on Tuesday and showed off some impressive basketball skills.
Real recognize real. pic.twitter.com/GaQgGHet1y
— Angels (@Angels) April 12, 2016
Trout and the Angels met with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green as the Warriors were preparing to play their final game of the season against the Grizzlies. Even though the Warriors were getting ready to try to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls wins record, the team still had time to play some school-yard games with the Angels.
Trout played a game of “HORSE”—or “PIG,” as the Warriors like to call it—defeating Green in the process:
Draymond Green played PIG with Mike Trout, Joe Smith and Cliff Pennington. Trout won. pic.twitter.com/OmusTju5Sf
— Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) April 12, 2016
Trout lost to Curry in another game of “PIG,” but he made up for that by showing off his vertical skills with a dunk:
— Scott Reiss KTVU (@StanfordVoice) April 12, 2016
Even though Trout wasn’t able to beat Curry, reliever Joe Smith got the best of the reigning NBA MVP with a left-handed 3-pointer. Check it out:
And with that, Steph Curry lost to Joe Smith in PIG pic.twitter.com/kcpgMHHBQm
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) April 12, 2016
Trout also is getting ready to celebrate Kobe Bryant as the Laker legend finishes his career. The 25-year-old center fielder will be wearing black and gold Nike cleats during pregame warmups on Wednesday in honor of Nike’s “Mamba Day” tribute for Bryant.
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) April 13, 2016
“It’s cool to represent a guy who is a true ambassador to the NBA. It (stinks) that he’s retiring, but he’s doing what’s good for him and his body and his family. He had a great career," Trout told the Orange County Register.
Want to catch some history for the Warriors and Kobe? Golden State faces off against Memphis at 10:30 p.m. Eastern / 7:30 p.m. Pacific on ESPN, while the Lakers play the Utah Jazz on ESPN2 at the same time.