Steph Curry's Emotional Message About Klay Thompson, Draymond Green After Season-Ending Loss

Apr 16, 2024; Sacramento, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) sits on the bench during Tuesday night’s season-ending loss to the Kings.
Apr 16, 2024; Sacramento, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) sits on the bench during Tuesday night’s season-ending loss to the Kings. / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors had their season come to an end Tuesday night with a 118–94 loss to the Sacramento Kings in the NBA play-in tournament.

It didn't take long for people to wonder if the loss marked the end of a special era that saw Curry and Klay Thompson team up for years as the "Splash Brothers" while winning four NBA titles. Thompson, who went scoreless in 32 minutes of action against the Kings, is set to hit free agency this summer and his future with the Warriors is very much in doubt.

Curry spoke after the game about how much Thompson and Draymond Green mean to him:

Warriors coach Steve Kerr also spoke after the game about Thompson.

"We need Klay back," Kerr said. "I know he had a tough night tonight, but what he represents for us—the spacing—we're not a deep shooting team. We're a little top-heavy. Klay's presence means so much to the spacing of the floor, to the flow of the offense.

"He's still got good years left. We want him back. Obviously, there's business at hand, and that has to be addressed. ... What Klay has meant to this franchise, as good he still is, we desperately want him back."

It should be an interesting offseason for the Warriors.


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