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Kevon Looney shares Klay Thompson's funny Warriors group chat mistake

Kevon Looney shares Klay Thompson's funny Warriors group chat mistake

We’ve all been there.

You type out a great anecdote to a conversation within a group chat or text and, just after you hit send, you immediately realize that you sent the message to the wrong thread. 

Even NBA superstars aren't immune to the perils of accidental texts, as Warriors forward Kevon Looney pointed out during an appearance on the "With Authority" podcast.

“Probably Klay, I remember in The Finals last year he got cleared to play,” Looney told KGO-TV's Larry Beil. “And he started sending these motivational texts like ‘I’m coming back tonight’, ‘I can’t wait to get out there’, ‘I’m gonna hold the best player.’”

Thompson was forced to miss Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals after injuring his hamstring, and it was the first playoff game Thompson had missed in his career. 

“We never seen this side of Klay,” Looney continued. “We were like ‘Yeah Klay! We’re excited for you too!’ He was like … ‘this is the wrong (chat) … This is for my brothers.’”

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Quintessential Klay at his best. The group texts might be getting even more entertaining for the Warriors since his BFF Zaza Pachulia has returned to the organization as a team consultant.

“That’s just Klay man,” said Looney in closing the topic.

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Warriors close facility after team employee has positive coronavirus test

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Warriors close facility after team employee has positive coronavirus test

The Warriors announced Wednesday night that a team employee who works at the franchise's Oakland facility had tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, the facility has been temporarily closed. 

"We have been notified that an employee who works at our Oakland facility has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19," Golden State said in a team statement. "As a result, the Oakland facility will undergo a thorough sanitation immediately and will be temporarily closed. Due to this closure, our virtual summer basketball camps, which have operated with only staff present at the facility (no campers) this summer, will be postponed next week."

This is the first known instance of a positive coronavirus test within the Warriors franchise.

This story will be updated.

Why Warriors' Draymond Green enjoys playing with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson

Why Warriors' Draymond Green enjoys playing with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson

Draymond Green has spent his entire NBA career on the Warriors with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson as teammates. This season, however, he played alongside them far less often than any previous season to date.

Despite having only played four games with Curry and zero with Thompson over the last calendar year, the benefits of playing with the Splash Brothers are still fresh in Green's mind. When ESPN's Jalen Rose suggested people need to "put more respect" on the Splash Brothers' names, Green described how much he enjoys playing with Curry and Thompson.

"It's extremely dope," Green said Wednesday on ESPN's "Jalen & Jacoby." "A, they've been a huge part of changing the game of basketball as a whole. But then when you play with two guys like Steph and Klay ... their selflessness, that's important in building a championship team. It's never all about them.

"For me, as a facilitator, I can't ask for two better guys to play with. Delivering the ball, trying to put the ball on time, on target, but always knowing that if you put the ball in the right place, they can get a shot off.

"Seeing the eruptions that they can go on, it's always fun to play with those guys and the way they can just wreck a defense. They'll have two or three guys chasing them, and it's always fun seeing the guys turning to each other and start bickering because they done messed up the defensive assignment." 

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With the Warriors not included in the NBA's expanded playoff format, it's going to be quite a bit longer until Green, Curry and Thompson take the court together again. But when they do, they should be amply rested, which is a bad sign for the rest of the league.

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