Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson is hoping to play alongside his teammate, Stephen Curry, at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Curry has already made it clear that he plans to participate in the 2020 Olympic Games. Assuming he stays healthy, Thompson has the same goal:
Via Marcus Thompson of The Athletic:
“That would be amazing,” Thompson said of playing with Curry in the 2020 Olympics. “Amazing. Because even when we played in the World Championships together, we were barely on the floor together.”
Thompson and Curry have accomplished great feats in the NBA, winning three championships. The only thing left for the two friends is claiming gold together in Tokyo:
“I would love to play for Team USA,” Thompson said via The Athletic. “That is the plan. I would love to be on the Olympic team.”
Thompson tore the ACL in his left knee in Game 6 of last season’s NBA Finals. The Warriors star underwent surgery on July 2 and was given a 6-9 month recovery timetable.
“I’ve heard varying opinions about, especially medically, I don’t want to rush it ’cause I want to play until I’m 38, 39, 40 years old,” Thompson told ESPN in August. “That’s my plan, especially because the way I can shoot the ball. I would love to see the floor this season. I don’t know when that is.”
Whether or not Thompson’s dream of winning gold with Curry at the 2020 Olympics will come to fruition remains to be seen, but it’s clear that both are on board with the idea.