Did Klay Thompson vote for himself as NBA All-Star starter?
The votes for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game have officially been tallied and somehow, Klay Thompson, in the most Klay Thompson of things, still managed to receive one vote.
The Golden State Warriors sharpshooter is sidelined for the second straight season due to an Achilles injury. But he’s so good, he still got an NBA All-Star vote from one of the players. The obvious mystery now that would put the Loch Ness Monster to shame is: Who voted for Klay?
One NBA player voted for Klay Thompson to start in the All-Star Game despite the fact that he's out with a torn Achilles. The fans voting for Klay is one thing, but a PLAYER?! I wonder who it was.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 19, 2021
At this point, no one really knows. For all we know, it was Klay who voted for himself. After all, players are allowed to vote for themselves. Plus, he’s Klay Thompson.
Klay, who’s already a five-time NBA All-Star, is no stranger to such borderline-crazy antics. Remember, we’re talking about the same fella who signed a toaster, gave birth to China Klay, prefers his dog over Instagram tots (that alone should earn him a Hall of Fame spot), and drives his boat to Warriors games. Aside from all his accolades, the three-time NBA champion has always been one of the most interesting personalities in the NBA.
We’ve surely seen stranger things happen in the NBA. Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype put everything in perspective on how we shouldn’t read too much into player votes in the NBA All-Star Game. For example, Tacko Fall of the Boston Celtics tallied three votes to start for the Eastern Conference, while Kostas Antetokounmpo got the third-most votes from all the other Los Angeles Lakers players next to LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Though he’s been a pretty chill guy on the sidelines, let’s not forget how savage Klay Thompson can be on the floor. His shooting prowess has put him in the conversation of being one of the best snipers of all time alongside teammate Stephen Curry.
Klay’s biggest shot, however, might be possibly voting for himself in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game.