Video: Warriors star Klay Thompson remembers the time he beaned Kevin Love in youth baseball
Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson and Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love both grew up in Oregon. They were childhood friends who played youth baseball together, and Thompson recently returned to Oregon to reminisce about his time there as a kid. This return featured a visit to a baseball field where Thompson beaned Love in the back with a pitch.
To hear Klay describe it is absolutely hilarious:
“I beaned him right in the back. … Knew he was gonna be a Cav” 😂
Klay Thompson hit Kevin Love with a pitch in youth baseball
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 26, 2021
Here’s the full video from the Warriors, which also shows Thompson visiting the school gym he played in:
Nothin' like returning to your roots.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 25, 2021
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Thompson is a funny guy with a lot of great stories to tell, so of course he got a little trolling in of Love during this trip down memory lane. Thompson and Love became rivals in the NBA in the last decade thanks to all the NBA Finals matchups between the Warriors and Cavs.
While Golden State won three of the four matchups, Cleveland getting its first-ever championship in 2016 was arguably the sweetest of them all. The Cavs, of course, came back from a 3-1 deficit to stun the 73-win Warriors that year, with Love playing one of the hero roles down the stretch of Game 7.
These two guys will have plenty of memories to look back on down the road, starting from when they were kids all through their professional careers.