WATCH: Warriors’ Stephen Curry Trolls Klay Thompson For His Pregame Outfit

Published 04/10/2021, 9:28 AM EDT
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 this season. Despite Stephen Curry playing on an MVP level, they are falling way behind on expectations. The absence of Klay Thompson is hurting them a lot on both ends.

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While he isn’t able to join them on the court, he has been everywhere with them off of it. He joined Curry before last night’s game, who was happy to see him, but couldn’t stop laughing at his outfit. With Klay behind him, Steph recorded an Instagram story where he sang the lyrics of ‘I’m On A Boat’ by The Lonely Island. Klay looked ready to go on a boat and Steph didn’t spare him.

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Although they’re unable to entertain fans on the court, they’re doing their best off-court. Warriors’ fans loved this interaction and expressed it in the replies. A lot of them continued to talk about how much they miss Klay, while the others enjoyed the Splash Bros’ chemistry. Both of them are universally liked, so a lot of rival fans also enjoyed the video.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson: Best backcourt of all-time?

The last time Curry and Thompson were on the court together was during Game 6 of the NBA Finals in 2019. That makes it 667 days, almost two years since they played together. Fans across the league are also upset to be unable to watch the best backcourt in the NBA play together.

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson embrace after the Warriors� 104 to 99 victory over the Houston Rockets in game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

The Splash Brothers had a very similar background entering the league. Both are sons of NBA players. Both of them weren’t highly recruited in high school and ended up having good college careers. Finally, both of them were lottery selections by the Warriors.

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After making their debut as a duo in December 2011, Curry and Thompson slowly took over the league. They became the first teammates to be the starting guards in an All-Star Game since 1975. They also became the first backcourt to be part of the All-NBA teams in the same season since 1979–80.

There is no backcourt in the league with chemistry like theirs. While one could say anyone playing alongside Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson would make them a great backcourt, but there isn’t any duo like Steph and Klay. They have gone to five straight Finals and have won three of them. That makes them arguably the greatest backcourt in NBA history, and they have a few more years to go as well.

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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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