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“We Don’t Want Your Promises”: 5x NBA All-Star Klay Thompson Making Bold Kobe Bryant Claim Leaves Twitter in a Meltdown

Published 12/24/2022, 8:50 AM EST

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The NBA All-Star game is two months away and the voting has begun. NBA teams have started the routine of posting noteworthy plays made by their players, urging fans to pick their stars. Players too are looking forward to being a part of this grand event and traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah. Amidst this exciting buzz, Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson recently made a bold claim about the weekend and the MVP award.

Klay Thompson is a five-time NBA All-Star. The four-time champion has missed out on three All-Star weekends because of injuries that refrained him from taking part in the league in general. However, he is eligible this season if the community votes for him. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Thompson spoke about the All-Star game. He said he aims to be a part of one more weekend before he bids farewell to the game. Thompson then spoke about eying the All-Star MVP title named after his childhood hero Kobe Bryant. He said, “I’d love to shoot for that.” 


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Klay Thompson dreams big only to be mocked by fans

Fans were not so impressed with Thompson’s dream with the current situation in mind. While claiming to love the star, many members of Dubnation stated that they didn’t require any more of his promises. They believed that Klay was all talk and a no-show. Dub Nation demanded consistency from the Washington State alum. Some fans even called him out for being delusional and lacking in self-awareness. Here are some of the reactions:

Klay Thompson’s season so far

With an average of 18.9 points per game, Klay Thompson has had a slow start to the season. He has taken time to make championship-level plays. This struggle is understandable for he is still healing and adjusting to life post two career-altering injuries.


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Coach Steve Kerr is aware of this. In an interview at the start of the season, Coach Kerr said, “I think he’s so competitive and he wants so badly to contribute and be himself, the guy who has won championships and been a Hall of Fame player”.

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With Stephen Curry’s absence, the Warriors desperately need Klay Thompson to stand up and contribute. He is aware of the same. The hard work and minutes of practice are being put in but the results are yet to show.


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Looking at Thompson’s history with the Warriors, one can be optimistic that he will respond to the call of duty. Hence, Dub Nation is on the edge of its seats waiting for their ‘Killer Klay’ to wake up.



Shriya Rajachandra

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Shriya Rajachandra is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English. Shriya previously interned at The New Indian Express, but her favorite journalist, Marcus Thompson motivated her to start writing about basketball.

Edited By: Jayant Chhabra