“Bro I’m Crying”: Warriors Fans Unleash Jokes and Memes as Stephen Curry Pranks Klay Thompson

Published 10/24/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) is congratulated by teammate Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) after Curry sinks a three-pointer in the final minute of the game in the fourth quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Golden State defeats Brooklyn 93-86. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)


The NBA recently released the list of best 76 players in the 75-year history of the league. Every list of such ends up being controversial as some great players may miss out on these lists. Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson missed out on the top 76 and he expressed his frustration on his social media.

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The Warriors star, who is working hard on his rehabilitation after missing 2 seasons due to injuries, was a shocking omission from the top 76 list. He said that he is ‘sick of the disrespect’ and called the list ‘stupid’. In fact, Klay’s frustration is, indeed, warranted. He is a three-time NBA champion and is one of the best shooters in the history of the game.

Klay Thompson participates in a Golden State Warriors practice at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 before Thursday’s Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Warriors coach and teammates also expressed their disagreement with the list. However, that is now in the past, and the Warriors trolled Klay by hanging a number 77 jersey in his locker. This has sparked some hilarious reactions from NBA Twitter.

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Draymond Green recently posted a video of the number 77 jersey hanging in Klay’s locker on his Instagram.

“LAUGH A LITTLE @KLAYTHOMPSON 😂😂😂😂😂,” read the story caption.

Green posted another story in which Klay was donning the no. 77 jersey. Klay was spotted saying: “77th best player of all time, baby!”. This sparked some hilarious reactions from fans on Twitter. Here are some of the best reactions.

NBA excluded both Klay Thompson and Draymond Green from the list while Steph Curry‘s name appeared. Warriors coach Steve Kerr later admitted that Curry could be the ‘culprit behind the prank.

“You have to have humor about everything. His teammates obviously got that done to have a laugh with him,” Kerr said.

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Draymond Green, who also missed out on the top 76, said that he was more ‘frustrated’ over the omission of Klay than himself.

“I’m more frustrated for Klay than I am for myself, there are not many people that can do what Klay does on the basketball court and with his resume,” Draymond said after the Warriors’ win over the LA Clippers.

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Klay Thompson is quickly recovering and according to the latest reports, we could see him play sooner than expected. His omission from the top 76 list could act as an added motivation for him when he comes back. How excited are you for Klay’s comeback? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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