Of all the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson is probably the least likely to talk trash. That role is usually reserved for Draymond Green, a teammate notorious for his love of jawing with opponents. But that doesn’t mean Klay can’t let loose with a clever quip every now and then. The Luigi of the Splash Brothers was addressing the students of KIPP Bridge School in Oakland — a school to which Thompson donated $25,000 — when he let it be known just how happy he was that the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t pick him in the 2011 NBA Draft.
This isn’t Klay throwing shade, like it might first appear. Consider everything that’s happened during Klay’s time with the Warriors, and it’s easy to see why he’d be thankful the Bucks passed on him. He’s grown into one of the game’s better shooting guards, plays on the best team in the NBA beside one of the best point guards in the league, and won the NBA title last year. Of course he’s happy he’s not a Buck. Milwaukee has made its own strides since 2011 (although their pick, Tobias Harris, isn’t with the team any longer), and with a young core of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Michael Carter-Williams, they’re probably pretty happy with how things turned out as well.