“Each player, we’re all unique in our own skill sets, just like each chess piece on the board. Knowing what each piece does and how to use them to their best ability, that’s similar to basketball.” That’s the Warrior’s sharpshooting philosopher Klay Thompson on a trend that’s taking over the NBA (and a lot of other people). GQ Sports: Why Be a Point Guard When You Can Be a Grandmaster? Inside the NBA’s Chess Club.