There's going to be a lot of pressure on Klay Thompson on Thursday when the Golden State Warriors face off against the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Most people will be expecting another appearance from Game 6 Klay as the Dubs hope to close out the series en route to their fourth title in eight years.
On Wednesday, Thompson opened up about the pressure of the situation at hand. According to the Warriors star, he's not going to let the expectations get to his head:
“I realize I'm on a really good streak right now of Game 6s, and I don't know how long that will last. Hopefully, obviously, tomorrow,” Thompson admitted, via NBA on Twitter. “It's obviously a nickname I earned, I wanna live up to it, but at the same time, I don't wanna go in there and play hero ball. I'm just gonna go in there and be myself and do what I've been doing the last few games. I know that will allow us to be successful.”
"I realize I'm on a real good streak right now of Game 6s…"
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Thompson has been in this situation many times in the past and for the most part, he's delivered for the Warriors. More of the same is expected of him on Thursday night but as he said, he's just going to go out there and play his game.