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Warriors celebrate Klay Thompson's birthday with tribute video


By Logan Murdock, Bay Area News Group

Thursday, February 8, 2018

OAKLAND – Klay Thompson turned 28 Thursday so the Golden State Warriors decided to have a celebration before their morning shootaround.
In the form of a tribute video.
According to Kevin Durant, the video consisted of highlights from Thompson’s high school career at Santa Margarita, baby pictures, and footage from when the Warriors selected him as the 11th overall in the 2011 NBA draft.
“It was cool to kind of see that,” Durant said. “Definitely grateful to have him on our team.”
What was Thompson’s response to the tribute?
“Just about the same reaction he always has,” Durant said. “Straight faced.”
With the Warriors in the midst of their worst stretch of the season, having lost three of their last four games, Durant admitted he’d prefer to give Thompson another gift Wednesday night.
“Hopefully we just get a W for him tonight,” Durant said.