Steph Curry and Klay Thompson both enjoyed relatively successful college basketball careers before being selected in the first round of the NBA draft by the Warriors.
Curry was chosen with the seventh overall pick in 2009, while Thompson was the eleventh overall selection in 2011.
In 2014–15, they became the first teammates in the league to be the starting guards in the same All-Star Game since 1975, and they were the Warriors’ first pair of All-Stars since 1993.
They also became the first guard combo to be named to the All-NBA Team in the same season since 1979–80.
The two also enjoyed team success, helping the Warriors win the 2015 NBA Finals for the team’s first title in 40 years.
They would later replicate the feat in 2017, 2018, and 2022 for four championships. Additionally, they were teammates on the United States national team in 2014, winning the gold medal at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Are Curry and Klay friends?
“We really didn’t get to know each other till our third year in the league,” Thompson said of his relationship with Curry.
“We’re both very quiet, and I think this trip with USA Basketball to Spain; we played a lot of golf, we drank some Sangria in Barcelona, and I think he’ll say the same, but that summer of 2014 kind of glued us together and we just became good friends after that.”
Golden State Warriors superstar Klay Thompson said in an interview with ESPN’s Malika Andrews before Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
The pair have been to the NBA Finals eight times, and they are also three-time NBA Champions.
Currently, the Warriors are tied up at 2-2 with the Boston Celtics, and they are hosting Game 5 at the Chase Center in California on Monday night.
Are Steph Curry and Klay Thompson related?
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were both born into athletic families.
Their fathers, Dell Curry and Mychal Thompson, each had productive NBA careers, while their mothers Sonya Curry and Julie Thompson were both volleyball players in college.
Their brothers, Seth Curry and Mychel Thompson, also became basketball players.