One might assume Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were great buddies from the start after sharing four titles, but that is not the case. During their first two seasons together with the Warriors, they hardly ever spoke to one another.
Klay Thompson disclosed the startling details of his connection with Steph Curry when appearing as a guest on Podcast P with Paul George.
To be honest, I don’t think Steph and I spoke at all the first year, Thompson admitted. “Steph only played in about 20 games that year, and I sat on the bench for the first 30.” We didn’t actually communicate all that much. I was really silent.
Klay Thompson and Steph Curry didn’t really start to get along until their third season, when they both joined Team USA. Golf, one of Steph Curry’s favorite games, served as the event’s impetus.
“Our relationship didn’t really build until our third year when we played for that Team USA,” Thompson said. “We finally hung out off the court, cause we had nothing else to do, and where were we? Like Canary Islands, we had nothing else to do so we played golf. We finally got to know each other on the golf course. We played with Dominique Wilkins and Clyde Drexler. That was so much fun playing with them… That’s the first time me and Steph actually talked to each other.”
At moments, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson appear to be one person. They appear to move as a single unit on the court and to be entirely in sync. All relationships take time to develop, as Klay Thompson’s tale demonstrates.