Skip to main content

Draymond Green's favorite Klay Thompson story


For the past two seasons, we've been robbed of Klay Thompson. Not just his spectacular on-court performances, but his off-the-court person as well. As much as Klay has been present on the Warriors bench, this is nowhere near the usual Klay experience. To think of all the scaffolding moments we lost...

Klay's teammate Draymond Green was kind enough to help our Klay withdrawal with his favorite Klay story. Green's been impressive in his second gig as a guest star on Inside the NBA, proving what we all knew. Once his playing days are over, Draymond has a career as his generation's Charles Barkley. Back to the story - the Warriors were in Miami, and Klay showed up with a busted eye. 

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

“In a hotel in Miami, he ran into a wall and busted his eye open with stitches. He tried to lie to us and get his friend to lie and say he got into a fight at the club. When you’re leaving the club in Miami, you’re not always sober and he tried to tell us he got into a fight.”

Draymond Green, Bleacher Report

Usually, players lie the other way. If they get into a fight in a nightclub, possibly with a non-desirable blood school level, they say they fell in the shower. The Warriors have some experiences with players fabricating stories about their injuries. Remember the Monta Ellis ankle story? But Klay is a different cat - he actually lied to make it seem like he got injured doing something forbidden. Gotta love the guy. 

This isn't the only crazy Klay story we heard. Bob Myers, the Warriors GM, once shared his moment with Klay. After a poor shooting performance, the Warriors were flying to Toronto to play the Raptors. Myers sat next to Klay to encourage him after a rough game. Klay assured Bob he just had an off night and would be ready to go for the next game. They land in Toronto, and Klay asks what time the game is. Bob responds that the game is at 7:00 pm. Klay follows up with, "Cool, who we playing?"

When they all retire, I hope someone gets all of the Warriors guys down and writes "Our 100 favorite Klay Thompson moments." The man. The myth. The legend. Klay Alexander Thompson. 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls out Kyrie Irving

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar blasts Kyrie Irving for sharing an Alex Jones video: "Kyrie Irving would be dismissed as a comical buffoon if it weren’t for his influence"

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was incensed after Kyrie Irving’s deliberate attempt to sow misinformation and spread conspiracy theories among those who look up to him.

Grant Hill recalls competing against the original Dream Team

Grant Hill recalls beating the original Dream Team in a scrimmage game: "We already knew that no one would believe us if we told them"

Grant Hill reflects what it meant for him and other college players when they actually beat the original Dream Team before the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona in a scrimmage game

WWE star Logan Paul and Dwight Howard

WWE legend Triple H’s dare to Dwight Howard: “Be like Logan Paul, Bad Bunny, Tyson Fury”

Dwight Howard doesn't just want to be a run-of-the-mill professional wrestler.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett

"I’m still a Timberwolf until I die, as I am a Celtic" - Kevin Garnett addresses rift with Minnesota Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett is not in good terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves but his love for the city has never changed.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love

"It's a way to really challenge yourself" — Kevin Love talks about the hardest workout he's ever done

Kevin Love revealed the hardest workout he has ever done and it doesn't have anything to do with basketball.

BYU Cougars guard Jimmer Fredette shoots over San Diego State Aztecs forward Kawhi Leonard

“He said some things” — Jimmer Fredette on Kawhi Leonard's trash talk

En route to a 72-54 win, Kawhi Leonard approached Jimmer Fredette and talked smack to him.


Boban Marjanovic doesn't think LeBron James is "the strongest player" in the league: 'It depends on what you measure'

Boban Marjanovic thinks it's impossible to hail LeBron James or anybody as the strongest player in the league there are a lot of factors to consider in measuring strength.

Yao Ming & Steve Francis

"It was me who was bothered by it" - Steve Francis on Yao Ming's transition to NBA

Steve Francis thought Yao Ming will succumb to the pressures of being an NBA star, but he was proven wrong.