The Golden State Warriors All-Star and starting shooting guard Klay Thompson is certainly missed by his team. With him, they’re a potential NBA title contender and one of the better teams in the league overall.
Without him, they’re currently, a 16-15 team that is looking for their identity outside of their superstar guard and two-time MVP Steph Curry. Once Thompson is able to return next season, fully healthy, Golden State will be in a position to be their usual high-competing selves, or even better if they’re able to secure another high draft pick compliments of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
However, when Thompson is able to attend some of the Warriors’ home games he has a unique way of getting there according to one of the assistant coaches.
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Thompson’s Wild Way of Attending Games
Over the years NBA players have been known to drive more fancy, sometimes high-end cars, or be driven by a chauffeur to their games. Some even take helicopters to avoid traffic and ensure they’d get there.
Yet, Thomspon has decided to put a twist on how he pulls up to the Chase Center for Golden State’s home games. Per Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown Thompson likes to ride the waves to attend the games as of late.
“He’s driven his boat to a couple of games,” Brown stated to KNBR-680 95.7’s The Game.
Yes, Thompson has a boat that he’ll drive to attend the games as of late.
“There’s a local restaurant slash bar right across from the Chase Center, The Ramp. Great place, eaten there a ton and Klay’s like, Mike you’ve got to hook me up with those people.”
“I’m like, why? Why? And he’s like, they have a boat dock in the back and that’s the perfect place for me to bring my boat to the game, get out, walk across the street and I’m at Chase Center getting ready to rock and roll.”
“I’m like, ‘Who drives their boat to the game? Klay Thompson.”
Thompson’s Recovery Process
While it was mentioned earlier, it goes without saying how much the team misses Thompson’s presence on the floor. Aside from being the missing piece to complete their offensive powerhouse, he also is their best wing defender often guarding the opposing team’s best perimeter players.
While starting swingman Andrew Wiggins has certainly stepped up in this regard, it would benefit the Warriors’ defense to have not one but two savants on that end of the floor to undercut the ease other teams have scoring the ball.
Thomspon won’t be returning this year to the ball club but he has been working diligently on his recovery. Just last week, The Score posted a clip from Thompson’s own social media page of him getting some shots up from a backyard.
Klay Thompson already getting jumpers up in Cali. ☀️ 💦
— theScore (@theScore) February 12, 2021
This clip and the subsequent news bode well for Golden State as it shows some movement from Thompson on that right Achilles that he, unfortunately, tore on the day of the 2020 NBA Draft. As long as he’s able to keep it up at this pace, he’ll be back and ready to go for the team in no time.