Warriors stars Stephen Curry, Draymond Green troll Klay Thompson over Top 75 snub
The Golden State Warriors are known for being a tightly-knit crew. So while Klay Thompson fumes over missing the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, his teammates, led by Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, exerted effort to heal his broken heart.
This is how Draymond Green and the Warriors trolled Klay Thompson for not making the NBA 75 list.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 23, 2021
Don’t confuse this as anything related to Vladimir Radmanovic, who sported No. 77 for the Warriors at some point. Green and Curry are simply poking fun at the fact that Thompson can just be the 77th guy on the league’s all-time lineup.
The NBA couldn’t help but add a 76th player to the list anyway, so what’s stopping them from inserting another name? In fact, they should push it to 80 so the list isn’t stuck at an awkward number.
Kidding aside, though, the Warriors guard has a solid case for himself. He’s one of the best shooters in NBA history. He’s a five-time All-Star and has been named to the All-NBA Third Team twice. More importantly, the three-time champion is a major piece of the Warriors’ modern-day dynasty.
Thompson being out for two seasons due to an injury may have played a part in the decision to leave him out. Still, there are also questions when it comes to some of the players added to the list. It’s not just Thompson who was curiously omitted. Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker not making the cut also had people up in arms.
Thompson may very well use this episode as added fuel to his comeback campaign. After all, the Warriors have bigger fish to fry this season.