Klay Thompson is one of the many NBA star players who will hit a free agent market in summer 2019 and the shooting guard has been widely associated with a trade move to join superstar LeBron James in the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 28-year-old Thompson has been a precious gem to the Golden State Warriors’ blockbuster success over the past four years, helping the Dubs to four straight NBA Finals appearances and three championship titles.
And the four-time All-Star has allegedly dropped a hint that he has no plans to leave the Bay Area next offseason when he’ll become a free agent.
On the Warriors’ extended triumph, with their big four of Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, and Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Thompson Thompson all at their prime ages, he said: “It’s awesome. Makes you want to win now, though, that’s for sure. Makes you want to make the most of it. I think we have [done that] in the last two years.”
“It’s crazy because we are back-to-back champs, but at the same time I feel like we’re all relatively young and we can still get to another level and keep winning,” said Thompson.
Klay’s father Mychal Thompson was a two-time champion with none other than the Lakers during professional basketball career in NBA. Mychal has recently hinted that his Klay could would be joining James in Los Angeles – urging his son to do so.
“If Klay came to L.A. [Los Angeles], which he should, then he knows he is going to slot in behind LeBron. But it is fine because he has done it before, it is not a big deal.”
Should the Warriors win another title this season, Golden State will become just the sixth team to achieve a three-peat championship title in the league history.
The Chicago Bulls managed to accomplished that achievement twice dating way back in 1990s with the Minneapolis Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers) also twice winning three straight rings, in 1954 and 2002. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics are the only franchise to achieve a league-record of eight consecutive NBA championship titles, from 1959 to 1966.