Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors is in his seventh season of his NBA career. Klay is averaging 20 points a game, are a three-time all-star and two-time NBA champion. The Warriors are the favorite to win another championship this season, barring injuries or some other unforeseen circumstance the Warriors could win several more championship. Klay is not only a great offensive player, he one of the better defensive shooting guards in the league. Klay Thompson will be a free agent at the end of the season in 2019. My question is will Klay resign with the Warriors or will he follow in Kyrie Irving footsteps?

Like Kyrie everyone will say why to leave a team that is contending for the championship each year, the answer is to prove that you are a great player. When the Warriors first started their ascent Klay and Stephen Curry were arguably on the same level, as it stands today some may consider Klay to be the fourth best or most valuable player on the team. People will argue there is no problem with being the second, third or fourth best player on a winning team, there are great players who were not the primary players on their team. That is true but most of those players played in an era where they were fewer teams in the NBA, style of play was different, and a player’s greatness was not determined by the number of championships. Players like Kevin McHale, James Worthy, and Joe Dumars are considered great players and they were the number two players on their teams but name the fourth best player on a team that you would consider great during their prime years. You can argue great players were the fourth option at the end of their careers but not during the prime years. The NBA will soon celebrate its 75th anniversary, there will be a list of the 75 greatest players to play in the NBA. Will Klay make this list? Your answer may be no and the reason he will not make the list is that everyone you put on that list is the leader of their team such as James Harden.

I am not saying Klay will leave the Warriors, I have no idea what he might do but I understand if he decides to leave. NBA players, the good one, must find ways to push themselves. Some players dreams do not stop at all-star games or championships their goal is to be considered one of the best. Imagine you are an NBA player and you see how Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Isiah Thomas are treated by fans and other NBA players. Would you want to be considered on their level? I think that is what Kyrie is shooting for and Klay may decide he wants the same admiration.

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