Saturday, August 6, 2022

The Warriors’ Klay Thompson leans over the rest of the NBA from the Bahamas

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Klay Thompson is clearly living his best life following the 2021-22 Golden State Warriors marathon. A week ago he was at Dodgers Stadium, knocking on beers like few others and leading the cheer as his brother – Dodger outfielder Trayce Thompson – hit a double.

A few days earlier, the five-time All-Star was recognized for exceeding all expectations on his return to the hardwood after more than two years, taking home the ESPY award for Best Comeback Athlete.

Jump into now and Thompson finds himself in the Bahamas; Soak up some rays and enjoy a well-deserved rest after the epic NBA Finals dubs showdown with the resurgent Boston Celtics.

But he doesn’t just lie on the beach and do nothing. In true Klay fashion, he’s also found a way to lean over the rest of the Association while on vacation.

On Saturday, Thompson updated his popular Instagram timeline with a striking beachside snap of himself resting on the sand in his swim trunks with his cool sunglasses and a drink by his side. However, blue skies, palm trees and a future Hall of Famer weren’t the only things that jumped out in the picture.

Thompson had also written a message across the sand in giant letters; one that served as an explanation for his 13.1 million followers, and indeed the entire basketball world. It said, “NBA CHAMPS 2022!”

In the caption, the baller added, “Everything’s better in the Bahamas.” That apparently includes winning the title.

The post received a huge response on IG, having garnered almost half a million likes at the time of this writing. Meanwhile, fellow players and fans alike bombarded the comments section.

For his part, Dubs Big Man James Wiseman responded with a goat emoji, while former Dubs Two-Way player Chris Chiozza joked, “I’m on my way to be champion!” Elsewhere, workaholics star and comedian Blake Anderson added: “I need to see some jet ski footage on the timeline.”

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Thompson might be enjoying his offseason to the fullest, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still working hard to return next season better than ever. His trainer recently revealed that the sniper had texted him before the finals even started, promising to step up his training this summer.

And it still crunches even as it takes in the sights and sounds of the islands.

Bahamian baller Jaraun Burrows updated his Instagram story on Saturday with footage of Thompson in the gym, getting up and working out with himself and other players (embedded above, via The WarriorsTalk). Clearly, Thompson remains determined to take his incredible comeback to a higher level.

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