Stephen Curry discusses life without Klay Thompson on the team after his departure

Basketball: Klay Thompson's formal departure marked the end of an era for the Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry expressed that it was tough to see his former Splash Brother play for the Dallas Mavericks.

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Klay Thompson's formal departure marked the end of an era for the Golden State Warriors. This change has not been easy for supporters or his former comrades. Stephen Curry expressed that it was tough to see his former Splash Brother play for Dallas Mavericks. He said he wished they could have finished their careers at Golden State together.

Considering Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have been teammates since 2011, they lifted the standard with their 3-point shooting. Thompson just left the Golden State Warriors. They have the distinction of being the only teammates to collectively make over 600 3-pointers in a season, with an amazing total of 678 in the 2015-16 season. The pair, dubbed the "Splash Brothers," won four NBA championships in 13 seasons together. 

According to Pink Villa, Curry said, "Not having Klay still hasn't sunk in... We've been doing it for 13 years together... I have this idea that in October [he'll come back]... I know that's not happening,”

Thompson's exit from the Golden State Warriors was rather surprising. The issue worsened rapidly when, following his unfollowing of the team on Instagram, the conversations between the interested parties failed to achieve a suitable conclusion.

My ultimate goal is for him to be happy - Stephen Curry

In a recent discussion, Stephen Curry expressed his thoughts on the subject, hinting that the choice to split was the best option given the current conditions. "It all came down to his need for a change. It's a circumstance where I need to persuade him to hold back. I was well aware of his importance to our organization. "It just created a situation in which we had to respect his personal decision," Curry explained.

"My ultimate goal is for him to be happy. He has the right to continue playing basketball for as long as he wants. Curry said, "It just feels unfortunate that it won't be in association with us."

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