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Klay Thompson turns emotional after college jersey retirement

Jan 19, 2020 - 7:54 PM

More than 10,000 fans show up as Washington State University retires the No. 1 jersey of Warriors star Klay Thompson

HOMECOMING. Klay Thompson returns to his collegiate roots. Photo from WSU

Curry to attend Thompson's college jersey retirement

Jan 15, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Injured Warriors superstars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson make the most of their downtime

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors ace Klay Thompson could miss whole season, says Kerr

Oct 23, 2019 - 1:23 PM

After previous assessments suggested Klay Thompson may be fit to play by March, the Warriors admit the star guard may spend a year on the sidelines

STILL RECOVERING. Klay Thompson continues to recuperate from a torn ACL sustained during the Warriors' title series against the Raptors. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Klay Thompson expected to get 5-year max offer from Warriors

Jun 29, 2019 - 5:06 PM

Helping the Warriors win 3 NBA championships and reach 5 consecutive finals, the 29-year-old is primed to sign a max contract

ON BOTH ENDS. Klay Thompson has established himself as one of the premier two-way players in the NBA. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Klay Thompson suffers torn ACL as Warriors face tough off-season

Jun 14, 2019 - 2:41 PM

The Warriors now head to a difficult postseason as both stars Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant face a year-long rehab

BIG BLOW. Warriors star Klay Thompson after hurting his leg following an awkward landing in Game 6. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP

Klay Thompson falls as Golden State crumbles in Game 6 loss

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The Warriors dynasty comes to an end as another star in Klay Thompson succumbs to injury

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP

Durant out for Game 4 of NBA Finals but Thompson to return

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:14 AM

With streaky shooter Klay Thompson back, the Warriors look to even the title series versus the Raptors again

NO WORRIES. Klay Thompson says going down 2-1 in the championship series is ‘not the end of the world.’ Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Klay Thompson out for NBA Finals Game 3

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:23 AM

(UPDATED) 'He's making a very strong case. He wants to play no matter what,' Warriors coach Steve Kerr says of injured guard Klay Thompson

GAME-TIME DECISION. Klay Thompson is listed day-to-day after sustaining a mild left hamstring strain. File photo

Durant out, Thompson uncertain for NBA Finals Game 3

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:16 AM

The banged-up Warriors go for a 2-1 series lead with Klay Thompson still a 'game-time decision' and Kevin Durant out for Game 3 against the Raptors

BIG BLOW. Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant headline the defending champion Warriors’ growing injury list. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Thompson questionable, Looney out for injury-hit Warriors

Jun 04, 2019 - 12:37 PM

Klay Thompson's and Kevon Looney's injuries are the latest bad news from the Golden State Warriors

INJURY-HIT. Klay Thompson adds to the list of injured players in the Warriors' roster. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

WATCH: Klay Thompson injury blemishes Warriors' NBA Finals win

Jun 03, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The sharp-shooting guard suffers an awkward landing and does not finish Game 2, raising concerns for a team already without superstar Kevin Durant

ALL TIED UP. Klay Thompson keys the Golden State Warriors into a series-tying win over the Toronto Raptors. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Klay Thompson: Spurs' defense had no effect on Warriors

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:56 PM

'Absolutely nothing. We just missed shots,' says Klay Thompson, when asked what the San Antonio Spurs did to bottle up the Golden State Warriors

MISSING SHOTS. Klay Thompson believes that the Warriors' loss is mainly caused by their poor shooting. Photo from NBA Twitter

Klay Thompson tweets apology to low-energy NBA Warriors fans

Mar 14, 2019 - 9:41 AM

After ripping Warriors supporters, the hot-shooting guard says he 'meant no disrespect'

SORRY. After getting criticized, Klay Thompson explains that the Warriors feed off the fans' energy. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/AFP

Lakers’ LeBron sits out, Warriors back up

Feb 03, 2019 - 12:25 PM

The defending champion Warriors turn the game around just in time against a Lakers side playing minus LeBron James

BOUNCE BACK. Klay Thompson and the Warriors avenge their Christmas Day upset loss to Brandon Ingram and the Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Klay Thompson takes flight while Steph Curry rains threes the whole night

THROW DOWN. Klay Thompson fuels the Warriors' rout of Pacers with a massive dunk. File photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Durant drops 44, Klay hits winner as Warriors escape Kings

Nov 25, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The Golden State Warriors needed a wild finish to hold off the Sacramento Kings for back-to-back wins

BACK ON TRACK. The defending champion Warriors bounce back from a four-game slide with two straight wins. Photo from NBA

Warriors, Nuggets march on in NBA

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Jamal Murray explodes for 48 points while Klay Thompson leads the defending champion with 27 points

STILL HOT. Klay Thompson is still waxing hot after his historic three-point display over the Bulls. Photo from NBA Twitter

LOOK: LeBron, Klay and more NBA stars light up Halloween

Nov 01, 2018 - 3:08 PM

LeBron James kills the competition as a 6-foot-8 Jason while Klay Thompson rides on the Jackie Moon ribbing

GAME ON. Klay Thompson brings the headband back, but this time for the Flint Tropics. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter account

Steph Curry pushed Klay Thompson to beat his three-point record

Oct 30, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Before the second half, Steph Curry sees the box scores and tells Klay Thompson: ‘Go get it’

RECORD-BREAKING. Klay Thompson makes up for his lackluster start to the season with a record-breaking outburst over the Chicago Bulls. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

Ironmen: Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson toughen up for NBA Finals

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:21 AM

Warriors key cogs Andre Iguodala returns to action as Klay Thompson also shrugs off injury

FULLY LOADED. Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson hope to help the Golden State Warriors take a commanding 3-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Kerr on Klay: 'The guy's a machine'

May 27, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Hot-shooting Klay Thompson teams up with Steph Curry and Kevin Durant as the trio outscores the entire Houston Rockets, 87-86

SIZZLING. Klay Thompson knocks in 21 of his 35 points during the Warriors' scorching run in the second half. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson star as Warriors sink Spurs

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Still minus Steph Curry, the reigning NBA champions bank on a huge second half to roll past the Spurs anew

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 16: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he made a three-point basket against the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of Round 1 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 16, 2018 in Oakland, 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. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Thompson 3rd quarter heroics power Warriors to victory over Spurs

Feb 11, 2018 - 2:35 PM

This also marks GSW head coach Steve Kerr's 250th career win in 302 games

DRIVER. Klay Thompson scores 10 or his 25 points in the 3rd quarter alone. File Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors equal team record with 14th road win in a row

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The Splash Brothers let it rain from deep, combining for 13 3-pointers between them

ROAD WARRIORS. Golden State can set a new club record against the Houston Rockets in their next game. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Warriors bench has jokes for Ibaka after he falls guarding Thompson

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and the rest of the players on the bench have some fun at Serge Ibaka's expense

HIT THE DECK. The Warriors bench takes a seat on the floor after Serge Ibaka does the same. Screenshot from YouTube

Steph Curry sinks game-winning 3 to push Warriors over Mavs

Jan 04, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Curry scores 32 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds remaining

FOR THE WIN. Stephen Curry hits the game-winner in just his second game back from injury. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets and Warriors roll on to remain top 2 in the West

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:08 PM

The Rockets make late scoring spree from guards James Harden and Chris Paul to thank for the win

7TH STRAIGHT. Klay Thompson leads the Curry-less Warriors to their 7th straight victory. File photo from AFP

Thompson, Durant lead worn out Warriors past Magic

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:14 PM

NBA champions still manage to defeat Orlando Magic despite having bruised players

BRUISED. Klay Thompson leads the Warriors with 27 points despite having a sore ankle. Photo by Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/AFP

Streaking Golden State Warriors cool off Minnesota Timberwolves

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Stephen Curry delivers 22 points and eight assists for the Pacific Division-leading Warriors who were without all-star forward Kevin Durant

THREE. Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after making a three-point basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves at ORACLE Arena on November 8, 2017 in Oakland, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Superteams emerge as greatest threat to Golden State dynasty

Oct 16, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The nuclear arms race to build teams that can beat the Warriors creates new challenges for teams that must manage the talent and egos of their players

SUPER FRIENDS. Paul George combined with Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony to form a team in Oklahoma City which could challenge the Golden State Warriors out west. Photo by David Mcnew/AFP

Golden State Warriors look formidable as ever as NBA title defense begins

Oct 16, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The Warriors signed their core to new contracts and added free agents Nick Young and Omri Casspi to a formidable lineup

DYNASTY. Golden State seeks a fourth consecutive berth in the NBA Finals and 10th trip overall. Only the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have reached more finals and only they and Michael Jordan's 1990s Chicago Bulls have captured more crowns. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Klay Thompson falls after missing 360 dunk in China

Jun 25, 2017 - 3:28 AM

Luckily for Thompson he has two championship rings to make himself feel better

DUNK FAIL. Klay Thompson tried to give Chinese fans a dunk to remember, but left them with a blooper they won't forget. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors are living up to 'super team' label

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:36 PM

The Warriors nearly won the NBA title last season The added firepower of Kevin Durant has proved too much for the Cavs to handle so far

GOLDEN RUN. There hasn't been much the Cavs can do to stop Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Klay Thompson shows his value as defensive stopper in NBA Finals

Jun 05, 2017 - 5:48 PM

With his role on offense diminished by Kevin Durant s presence Klay Thompson is doing the little things to help his team

GETTING IT DONE. Klay Thompson has been earning his check on the defensive end in the NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs plan ferocious physicality against Warriors in NBA Finals Game 2

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:34 AM

After suffering a dreadful loss in Game 1 the Cleveland Cavaliers promise Game 2 of the NBA Finals to be an all in one wrestling boxing and track match against the Golden State Warriors

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 01: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defended by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, 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. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Klay Thompson willing to sacrifice scoring for winning

Jun 03, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Klay Thompson didn t shoot well in Game 1 but was locked in defensively

SACRIFICE. Klay Thompson is less concerned with his own stats and more interested in winning an NBA championship. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

MIA: Players who need to resurface in the NBA Finals 2017

May 29, 2017 - 7:58 PM

Have you seen these men? They were last seen in the regular season and have since disappeared in the NBA playoffs

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE PLAYERS. Klay Thompson had been a reliable threat for the Golden State Warriors but has taken a backseat to Kevin Durant in the NBA playoffs. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Short-handed Warriors put Blazers on brink of elimination with Game 3 win

Apr 23, 2017 - 2:38 PM

The Warriors were without Durant Livingston Barnes and coach Steve Kerr but still manage to take a commanding 3 0 lead

GOLDEN STREAK. Klay Thompson and Steph Curry combine for 58 points as the Warriors move to 3-0 in their opening round series. File photo by LARRY W. SMITH/EPA

Warriors adjusting to life without Durant

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Without the injured Kevin Durant it s up to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to do damage once again

SPLASH BROTHERS. The Warriors again have need for 'Splash Brothers' Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry to carry them in the absence of injured Kevin Durant. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Draymond Green makes history: first triple-double without double-digit points

Feb 11, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Draymond Green scores just 4 points but makes NBA history with 12 rebounds 10 assists and 10 steals as the Warriors beat the Grizzlies

VERSATILE PLAYER. Draymond Green shows the value of doing other things on the court besides scoring, making history in the process. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors crush Chicago Bulls by 31 points

Feb 09, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Klay Thompson celebrates his 27th birthday with 28 points on 6 3 pointers

HOT HAND. Klay Thompson caught fire to romp a Bulls squad that was without Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors' Thompson eyes All-Star three-point repeat

Feb 03, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Thompson goes up against 7 opponents including Kyrie Irving

60 POINTS. Klay Thompson sizzles for a new career-high 60 points. File Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Evolution of 3-point shots sparks record scoring

Jan 10, 2017 - 3:54 PM

A growing emphasis on 3 point shooting has seen the NBA evolve into a haven for long range sharpshooters and versatile playmakers

DAGGER. Kyrie Irving shoots the clutch championship-clinching 3-point basket late in the fourth quarter. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron's Halloween party featured Curry dummy, mocks blown 3-1 lead

Dec 27, 2016 - 1:22 PM

LeBron James Halloween party reportedly featured 50 shades of savagery

BALL IS LIFE. LeBron James' Halloween decorations included tombstone cookies with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson's names on them, a drum skin mocking the Warriors' blown 3-1 lead, and a dummy dressed as Steph Curry that partygoers had to step over to get inside. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Cavs' Jefferson delivers posters to the Warriors for Christmas

Dec 26, 2016 - 4:36 PM

At age 36 Richard Jefferson is still capable of making you a dunk victim

IN YOUR FACE. This is not the way Klay Thompson had hoped this play to turn out. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Irving hits game-winner as Cavs come back to beat Warriors

Dec 26, 2016 - 6:21 AM

Kyrie Irving hits a turnaround jumper with 3 4 seconds to play as the Cavs come back from down 14 in the fourth quarter to win on Christmas Day

SUMMIT MEETING. LeBron James and the Cavs squeaked out a win at home against the Golden State Warriors, the team which beat them in the NBA Finals two seasons ago before they got their revenge last season. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Curry, Durant complete incredible alley-oop play

Dec 06, 2016 - 2:56 PM

The entire sequence takes barely 5 seconds to transpire sending the home crowd into frenzy

WILD PLAY. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant conspire for an incredible fastbreak play against the Pacers. File Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Klay Thompson goes off for new career-high 60 points in Warriors rout of Pacers

Dec 06, 2016 - 2:18 PM

UPDATED Thompson plays just 3 seconds over 29 minutes and shoots 21 of 33 including 8 of 14 3 pointers and 40 points in the first half

60 POINTS. Klay Thompson sizzles for a new career-high 60 points. File Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Golden streak: Warriors win 8th straight at Pacers expense

Nov 22, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The Golden State Warriors pick up a 37 point win in Indiana completing a 4 game road sweep

WARRIOR SPIRIT. Stephen Curry scores 22 points in the win. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors win seventh straight as Durant, Thompson star

Nov 20, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Kevin Durant scores 33 and Klay Thompson drops 29 as the Warriors squeak past the Bucks

GOLDEN DREAM. The Golden State Warriors are winners of 7 straight. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP