Amen and Ausar Thompson were the 4th and 5th picks in June’s NBA Draft, but the star basketball players weren’t immune to getting ripped by their coach last season … and the intense moment was captured on camera in a new docuseries featuring the bros!
The twin brothers are starring in Prime’s “One Shot: Overtime Elite” … which follows Amen and Ausar’s rise as two of the best players in the country at Overtime Elite in Atlanta.
Despite their immense talent, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the NBA lottery picks.
“I asked you two to give me something, didn’t I?” assistant coach Corey Frazier screamed at the Thompsons during a timeout … as their City Reapers trailed the Yng Dreamerz by double digits on January 20th.
“Don’t say s*** right now, just listen! I said ‘leadership.’ I don’t see it! I see a bunch of one-on-ones!”
Frazier was upset with the way the team was playing, and the brothers (who once graced the cover of Sports Illustrated) got the brunt of the blame as the team’s best players.
The message was clearly received loud and clear … the Reapers charged back after being down 16 at the half, ultimately winning 76-64.
Amen dropped 12 points and dished out 6 assists during the game. He also grabbed 7 rebounds. Ausar scored 10 points, and had 7 assists and 8 boards.
Eli Ellis, Amen and Ausar’s teammate, was the game’s high scorer. He scored 28 points … and contributed to a dominating 4th quarter, where the Reapers outscored their opponents 36-16.
The City Reapers’ winning ways continued … and the team ultimately finished with the best record and the OTE league title.
All told, the show gives a cool behind-the-scenes look at the Thompsons as they not only hooped in the super competitive, six-team league … but also prepared for the draft.
When summer rolled around, Amen, a shooting guard, ended up going 4th to the Houston Rockets. His brother didn’t have to wait long. With the next pick, the fifth, Ausar, a shooting guard, was selected by the Detroit Pistons.