Curry to attend Thompson’s college jersey retirement

JR Isaga
Injured Warriors superstars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson make the most of their downtime

 BEST BUDS. Steph Curry (right) gives his all-out support to Klay Thompson. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – As the season of the Golden State Warriors goes nowhere good this year, superstar guard Steph Curry has decided to continue making the most of his down time.

Curry, who has been out for months following a hand injury, is attending his good friend Klay Thompson’s jersey retirement ceremony at Washington State University on Saturday, January 18 (Sunday, January 19, Philippine time).

The former two-time NBA MVP confirmed the news to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press.



Like Curry, Thompson has been out of commission since suffering an ACL tear in the pivotal Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors eventually won their first championship in franchise history.

Since then, Thompson has been attending the Warriors games during a rare down year and even occasionally dabbled in commentary duties to pass the time.

Joining Curry in visiting Thompson’s ceremony are ex-teammates Zaza Pachulia and Mike Dunleavy.

Thompson averaged 17.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.3 steals over his tenure as a WSU Cougar.

He also holds the school career record of 242 made three-pointers, a precursor of his All-Star run in basketball’s highest level of competition. –