‘Klay Defines Us’: Warriors’ Pay Touching Tribute To Klay Thompson On His 31st Birthday

Published 02/09/2021, 1:15 AM EST
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 Golden State Warriors are struggling to cope without Klay Thompson on the team. They have had a bumpy road this season and Klay’s absence is very evident no matter how brilliant they try to make their roster. And today, on his 31st birthday, the Warriors opened up about the importance of having a player like Klay on the team.

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Klay Thompson is working to get back

Klay Thompson turned 31 on Monday, and even though he hasn’t played with the Golden State Warriors since the 2019 NBA Finals, the Warriors can’t help but miss the biggest pillar of the team. So, Golden State posted a beautiful tribute for the shooting guard on his special day. The video started with a quote from Klay himself.

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“Obviously, I wish I could be out there. It’s been a long process. I haven’t stopped working since Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. You might not see me a lot, but, I’m working.

With clips of Klay’s incredible highlight reel playing, Steve Kerr’s voice-over says: “Klay defines who we are. There aren’t that many people out there who have his size, strength and defensive versatility, and then incredible scoring ability.”

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors watches a replay as the Denver Nuggets look to close out during the second half of the Nuggets’ 100-98 win on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The Warriors’ tribute to their teammate

The video would have been incomplete without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green talking about Klay. The ‘Splash Brothers’ are one of the most entertaining duos in the NBA.

Along with Draymond, the trio led a franchise that hadn’t seen any playoff success in many years, to become the most dominant and feared teams in the NBA. L

“Klay is my dog, I look at my career and it’s kinda hard to separate the things that have happened on the court and not put Klay in there. Our chemistry has taken us to all kinds of crazy heights that I don’t know if we ever expected,” expressed Steph.

Green also added, “I don’t think there’s a way you can mention my name and not mention him. He embodies what it means to be a Warrior.”

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Many other teammates of his talked about Klay in the video, but the video concluded perfectly with Curry, who said, “Can’t wait for him to get back.” In fact, Curry is probably the first person who is desperately waiting for Thompson to return to action!

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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