Resurfaced Photos of Warriors Stars and 30 Year Old Soccer Sensation Neymar Send NBA Fans in a Frenzy

Published 06/20/2022, 12:18 AM EDT
Jun 16, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrates after the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics in game six of the 2022 NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Klay Thompson became a four-time champion on his return back to the NBA floor. The Golden State Warriors were in no place to compete over the last two years. However, with the return of their master shooter, the Splash Brothers resumed proceedings from where they left off.

Thompson played an important role in being a secondary scorer against the Boston Celtics. He has had an inspiring journey coming back from injuries to winning an NBA title. Likewise, his friends were all happy with the emphatic win, including soccer sensation Neymar.


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When it comes to the soccer field, Neymar is arguably one of the finest players out there. The Brazilian set the soccer world ablaze with his insane skills and trickery. However, the last few seasons have been a tough time for Neymar.

Like Klay, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar has dealt with a fair share of injuries. And this has hugely affected his status as a top player. But now, Neymar is healthy and ready to take on the international stage for Brazil at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Being a friend of Klay for a long time, Neymar had to show love for the sharpshooter by lifting another trophy. Likewise, Tompson shared a picture of the duo with Jordan Poole which made fans go crazy.

Neymar shows his support to Klay Thompson and the Warriors

Klay and Neymar have been buddies since 2016. Back then, both were only just coming up in their respective sports. But now things are much more different. After a hard journey to his fourth championship, Klay wasn’t letting the celebrations go away anytime soon. He took along Jordan Poole to keep celebrating their triumph. And a special guest in the form of Neymar showed up to join the party.


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Klay reminded the fans of his long-time friendship with soccer’s most expensive player. He shared a picture of the duo from all the way back in 2016 and even wrote, “A1 since day 1”. Both the stars share immense love and respect for each other, and Neymar wanted to celebrate Thompson’s inspiring journey back to the top.


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Before the NBA season, fans were waiting in anticipation for any update on Klay Thomspon. The Warriors‘ guard was off the scene for the past two seasons. Suffering back-to-back injuries, the road was never easy for his return. However, the Chase Center became one of the loudest places on the night of January 9th.

A charged-up Klay took stepped foot on the hardwood once again. Moreover, he instantly changed the Warriors into contenders and the Bay did not disappoint.

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Just like Klay, Neymar has a shot to rise back to the top with the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Falling behind just Pele in terms of goals for his nation, the soccer star is desperate to bring the trophy home for his nation.

Do you think Neymar will lead Brazil to a win like Klay did with the Warriors? Let us know in the comments below.



Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.