“That Hurts”: Klay Thompson Suffers Peculiar Setback on the Way to Warriors’ Championship Parade

Published 06/21/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

Klay Thompson faced a unique challenge on his way to the Warriors’ championship parade. The four-time NBA champion lost his hat while speeding on the water in a boat. The incident made Thompson visibly upset.

The hat was not an ordinary one. In fact, it was part of the 2022 championship apparel awarded to the Warriors after winning the NBA Finals. Thompson’s discontent is quite understandable, considering it seemed almost impossible to recover the hat. The whole thing happened during a live stream.

Klay Thompson loses his hat on his way to the parade

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While speeding through the ocean, a sudden gust of wind blew Klay Thompson’s hat away. The Warriors star could do nothing but blankly stare at it the rapidly disappearing in the distance.

Oh no, I lost my hat“, said Thompson, forcing a smile. “That hurts, That hurts“, he added. After that, he reversed the steering wheel of his boat probably to try to recover the hat.

However, it is difficult to say if he managed to recover it. The whole incident got caught in a live stream. Therefore, fans got to see a live reaction of the Dubs shooting guard to the whole debacle.

Warriors bagged fourth championship in eight years

The Golden State Warriors bagged their fourth NBA championship in eight years after defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. There could be no better way to commemorate Thompson’s return to basketball after a long hiatus.

Jun 13, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts after an injury during the third quarter against the Toronto Raptors in game six of the 2019 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Klay Thompson missed the entire previous season because of a ruptured Achilles. Before that, he couldn’t play in the 2019-2020 season because of a torn ACL. The Warriors team struggled to stay afloat in the league in the absence of Klay.

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In the 2019-29 season, the Warriors had the worst record in the NBA. Next year, things improved with the return of Steph Curry from injury. But even an MVP-caliber season from Curry couldn’t take the Warriors to the playoffs.

They finished 9th in the West with a record of just over 500. However, things started to change after Klay Thompson’s return this year. In a matter of months, Klay reverted to his lethal former self and secured his fourth ring.

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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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