Warriors Klay Thompson Celebrates His Bahamian Roots With Another NBA Championship

The Golden State Warriors are a dynasty, proper. Six title appearances
in eight seasons and four trophies. Their fans are probably still in
the Chase Center in San Francisco as they celebrate one of the
greatest runs in NBA history. And now we begin to wonder if they can
do it all again in 2022-2023. The core is still hanging in there –
perhaps not as overpowering, but the sum of their parts is still
plenty strong.

One such part is Klay Thompson. Reflecting on his long journey from
missing 2½ seasons to injury to winning a fourth title, Thompson said:
“I’m just thankful to be here, man. This is crazy. I can’t even
believe it. I knew (winning the title) was a possibility, but to see
it in real time … holy cannoli!” Hey it sounded corny but it was fun
to see.

Thompson’s success continues the rich NBA tradition from The Bahamas.
Klay’s dad Mychal won NBA Championships with the Showtime Lakers in
the 80’s. Fellow Bahamian Rick Fox also won rings with the same Lakers
organization and now Klay wins his fourth ring.

With star players like Buddy Hield (Indiana Pacers), DeAndre Ayton
(Phoenix Suns), Kai Jones (Charlotte Hornets) there are a few other
NBA players from the Bahamas still chasing championship glory.
Additionally the reigning WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones is also from the
Bahamas. Maybe it’s something in the water. Ring up another chip for
the 242.

Jeff Fox

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