“If Ja Posted This, They’d Call Him Corny”: Klay Thompson Breaks The Internet By Placing Himself Among Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson and Michael Jackson As the GOATs

Published 05/14/2022, 5:40 PM EDT
Jan 9, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrates his 1800th career three-point basket during the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Klay Thompson played a crucial role for the Warriors in game 6 against the Grizzlies yesterday in the Western Conference semifinals. However, fans soon turned their attention from his impressive 30-point performance to an Instagram story he posted after the game.

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The Golden State Warriors sealed a spot in the Western Conference finals after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies in a closely contested game at Chase Center. The Grizzlies’ decorated season was cut short by the splash brothers draining clutch shots in the fourth quarter to give the Warriors the edge in the game.

Fans react to Klay Thompson’s IG story

Klay Thompson completed his second 30-point game of this year’s playoffs yesterday. He was 11-of-22 from the field and 8-of-14 from the 3-point line.

May 3, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots for three during the second half during game two of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The game was pretty well-balanced at the start of the fourth quarter. But Klay and Steph’s shooting at crunch time eventually sealed the deal. Just like the good old days.

Klay’s season hasn’t been a highlight reel, to say the least. The 32-year-old has been struggling to find his touch since the long hiatus due to an ACL tear in 2019.

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However, yesterday’s game was reminiscent of the vintage game 6 Klay. Dubs fans were impressed.

Klay seemed quite pleased with his performance too. The 5-time All-star posted an IG story with Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, and Michael Jackson’s iconic pictures with his own.

The idea amused some fans. However, some pointed out that it was a little presumptuous to post himself with such great and legendary men.

 

One fan pointed out that if Ja Morant posted this, they’d call him corny. Another fan replied that Morant hasn’t won any championships yet.

Notably, Klay Thompson averages 19.4 points, 4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in the playoffs.

The Warriors march on to the Western Conference finals

After an embarrassing blowout against the Grizzlies at FedExForum arena on Wednesday, the Warriors finally redeemed themselves at home with a 14-point win.

Draymond Green and Ja Morant

The Grizzlies had the second-best record in the NBA this season. But with Ja Morant ruled out due to a knee injury, they had little chance against the Warriors.

However, Jaren Jackson Jr., Dillon Brooks, and Desmond Bane played their heart out. But they couldn’t force a game 7.

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The Warriors closed the deal in the 4th quarter like true champions. Their playoff experience was a mismatch against a very young Memphis team.

The Warriors await the winner of the Phoenix vs Dallas game 7 matchup on Sunday for the Western Conference finals.

 

 

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Satagni Sikder

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Satagni Sikder is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and has been following the NBA since 2017. Moreover, he supports the Dallas Mavericks, and unsurprisingly, Luka Doncic is his favorite player.

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