Draymond Green gets emotional over Klay Thompson signing with Dallas Mavericks

Basketball: Klay Thompson to the Dallas Mavericks in free agency, marking the first time in the Big Three's careers that they would not be teammates in the NBA.

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The Bay Area has seen the end of an era. The Warriors lost future Hall of Famer Klay Thompson to the Dallas Mavericks in free agency, marking the first time in the Big Three's careers that they would not be teammates in the NBA. Thompson spent 13 years in the Bay Area, where he helped the Warriors win four championships alongside Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, building one of the NBA's most powerful and long-serving core units.

Stephen Curry shared his thoughts in a lengthy Instagram story, but we were still waiting for Draymond Green's. It was intriguing to hear Draymond Green self-reflect in this manner. He discussed how, when Steph uploaded all of the images, Green found it amazing how many photos he was in how he never regarded himself as being on the same level as Curry or Thompson, and how he understood what his position was, knowing he would go to battle for them and take the fall. He also mentioned how much he despises change and how "this sucks" for him.

On Tuesday, Klay Thompson's longtime teammates made their first public remarks on the topic, with Stephen Curry sharing a slew of photographs on Instagram along with a heartfelt message to Klay that ended with "Splash Bros 4 life my guy." Draymond Green, naturally, used his podcast to highlight Thompson's departure, noting that Klay spoke with him (and Curry separately) last week and informed them that he was leaving the Bay. According to Uproxx Draymond Green, “The relationships are what they are. They are what they are forever… I think I might’ve dropped a couple of tears.”

Draymond Green also expressed his happiness for Klay

Draymond Green also expressed his happiness for Klay, noting how difficult last season was for the veteran sniper. Green claimed he didn't attempt to talk Thompson out of leaving because he knew how difficult it was for Thompson, but he didn't go into detail about any relationship between Thompson and the front office, saying you could see Klay didn't love playing basketball for the first time.

It will be strange to watch Klay not in a Warriors uniform, even if he should have an easy time playing with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

 

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