The One Request Klay Thompson Had for Steph Curry Before He Left

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The Splash Brothers are no longer, since Klay Thompson signed with Dallas and he had one parting request for Steph Curry, according to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater.

“It’s been a layered five-year path to this divorce, splintering last season, sprouting earlier and finalizing in the last couple weeks, where —among the conversations Thompson had, league sources said — was a request of Stephen Curry not to exert his significant organizational influence and up the temperature with management to ensure Thompson’s return,” Slater said. “Curry’s measured voice, even if it altered the outcome, wouldn’t change the genuineness of Joe Lacob and the front office’s true desire to have Thompson back.”

It seemed that Klay wanted the front office to do right by him, without his longtime teammate’s influence.

However, Golden State made it clear where they stood after some “cold” negotiations between Klay and the team owner Joe Lacob, both parties geared up to part ways.

The Lakers and the Mavericks were two of the frontrunners to land Thompson and ultimately he chose Dallas, for a number of reasons. 

It’s no secret that the Warriors best player, Steph, has an enormous amount of pull at the franchise.

Curry and Draymond Green both were apparently on board with signing Paul George before he opted out of his Clippers contract and signed with Philly.

Steph shared a heartfelt message about Klay on his social media after the news of him leaving Golden State dropped.

 

“Gonna miss you @KlayThompson. Even though we won’t finish the journey together, what we did will never be done again. Couldn’t have imagined a better run with you and @Money23Green. Changed the whole Bay Area. Changed the way the game is played. Killa Klay at the center of it all. Thank you for everything bro. Go enjoy playing basketball and doing what you do. Splash Bros 4 life my guy.”

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