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#pounditThursday, August 13, 2020

Klay Thompson wants to stay with Warriors as long as he can

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson continues to talk like a guy who has no desire to leave the Golden State Warriors.

Thompson’s contract will expire after this season, and many thought that could mark the end of the Warriors’ dynasty. The thinking was that Thompson might want to leave to join a team where he can receive more attention now that he’s already won three championships. But Thompson sounds like he has no desire to do so.

Thompson said Thursday that playing for these Warriors is “special” and that they still have room to grow. According to ESPN’s Nick Friedell, Thompson believes the possibility to continue getting better will be a factor in his desire to remain with the Warriors beyond this season.

“I think it would be stupid not to be. It’s hard to walk away from something — you were here when it started and yeah, you just want to stay on the train as long as you can,” Thompson said, via Friedell.

Thompson was drafted by the Warriors and has only known one organization during his seven-season career. He’s grown into an All-Star with them, been a part of a dynasty, and has the chance to continue winning championships. It’s rare to find a player so ego-free, but Thompson does not at all seem like he’s in a hurry to leave. His dad made an even bolder prediction about his son’s future.

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