Klay Thompson is a permanent fixture. Recently, there have been whispers that the Golden State Warriors’ sharpshooter would decide to hang up his sneakers after his contract with the team expires in 2024. On Thursday, Thompson made the decision to put an end to those suspicions.
In front of reporters, Klay Thompson stated, “I have no intention of retiring in 2024. Just be held accountable if you write something so stupid because that’s crazy.
Klay Thompson’s reaction was probably brought on by a hypothetical remark made by Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle on KNBR radio on Monday.
Of course, Klay Thompson’s response to those retirement rumours dominated NBA Twitter almost immediately.
So Connor Letourneau is speculating that Klay will retire after this contract
Guess it s fine to just make up things for shock value. Pathetic https://t.co/DYDDEgBJ81 pic.twitter.com/WBfzbdlP68
— Angelo (@klay__nation) October 20, 2022
They need to stop putting Steph and Klay s name and the word retire in the same sentence. It s way too early
— ash (@stephlayup) October 20, 2022
Klay already missed 2 years, he’s gonna play as long as possible.
I’d say Dray is much more likely to retire. TNT deal lined up already for whenever he hangs it up, outside the drama and offensive struggles.
— Brady (@wsubrady27) October 20, 2022
klay after a reporter asks him if he plays to retire in 2 years out of fucking nowhere pic.twitter.com/3CgZpzGEfs
— jeff (@retrojeffhoops) October 20, 2022
Nigga think he tom brady, not one person asked Klay Thompson if he s going to retire in 2024 https://t.co/n3UsXrJCec
— Mani (@PicassoPilot) October 20, 2022
Wild lol. No idea how he could think Klay would want to retire soon with how vocal he s been about missing basketball so much after his injury
— Eduardo Ruiz (@Childish_Edbino) October 20, 2022
Call Out Klay! Put them mfers on front street! Klay Thompson is the greatest catch and shoot player in NBA history and will retire (many years from now) a Golden State Warrior, NBA Legend and HOF er
— Positive Warriors Fan (@Dubs4LifeCrew) October 20, 2022
they always trying to piss off klay , Connor should retire
— aysia (@aysialuvv) October 20, 2022
Four NBA championships have already been won by Klay Thompson, all with the one and only franchise he has ever represented professionally. Thompson and the Warriors are still among the top favourites to take home a second NBA championship in the 2021–22 season, despite having just won the league’s top prize. Thompson still has a tonne of goals and objectives to pursue, and he as well as Warriors supporters hope that his body continues to function well for many more years. Since missing two consecutive full seasons due to chronic lower-body conditions, Thompson’s injuries have become a major issue. However, he is healthy again and doesn’t want to hear anyone speculating about when his time in the NBA may come to an end.
Klay Thompson should not do that yet.
Warriors supporters respond to Klay Thompson retirement debate, which initially surfaced on ClutchPoints.