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 takeaways: What we learned in 124-122 overtime loss to Knicks

Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 124-122 overtime loss to Knicks


SAN FRANCISCO -- In the battle of the worst teams in the NBA, the Warriors came up short.

In their latest effort -- a 124-122 overtime loss to the dysfunctional Knicks (5-20) at Chase Center -- the Warriors (5-21) were bullied from the start as New York built a 22-point first-half lead. 

For much of the season, Golden State's veteran core has been warned that these types of starts will not end in its favor, considering the Warriors' lack of talent. On Wednesday, the team didn't take heed to the message, losing their second straight game. 

Here are the takeaways.

Warriors get bullied early

Bad starts have been the norm for this iteration of the Warriors and Wednesday was no different. Through the first 24 minutes, the Knicks built an 18-point halftime lead as Julius Randle, Marcus Morris Sr., and rookie RJ Barrett scored 44 points combined through the first two quarters.

The Warriors responded after halftime, outscoring the Knicks 37-21 over a stretch in the second half and showed the effort they should have put forth at the beginning of the game. D'Angelo Russell sent the game into overtime with a late 3-pointer.

In previous years, with a star-studded roster, Golden State could afford such starts with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson looming in the wings. Now, with a younger cast, these types of starts can't happen. 

Solid game from Draymond Green

In a season he's not expected to score, Green did just that Wednesday evening, finishing with 14 points in 34 minutes. 

Playing mostly point forward role, he grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 12 assists, helping Russell and Glenn Robinson reach double figures. With three minutes left in regulation, Green found Russell for a 3-pointer to bring the Warriors within two points. On the next possession, he grabbed a rebound, found Russell again, leading to another score to tie the game. 

This year has been a trying one for the three-time champion as he's trading wins for lessons, putting his arms around the young roster. But as he showed, Wednesday, he's still got some game. 

Eric Paschall rookie wall?

Sure looks like it after his latest output. In 17 minutes, Paschall finished with just six points on 2-of-6 from the field. Entering Wednesday, he was one of the best rookies in the league. However, he's shooting just 39 percent from the field over his last three games as a hip injury is impeding his progress. 

In Wednesday's loss, he was battered, frequently grimacing, even after jamming his hand. 

No matter how good Paschall was at the start of the season, a rookie wall was inevitable. His response in the coming days will be vital.

Watch rehabbing Klay Thompson hit half-court shot at Chase Center

Watch rehabbing Klay Thompson hit half-court shot at Chase Center

Klay Thompson has yet to play a game at Chase Center, but on Wednesday night, he was seen shooting on the Warriors' new home court.

Prior to the Warriors' game against the Knicks, Thompson spent a few minutes shooting and even nailed a half-court shot.

A day earlier, the All-Star shooting guard was seen shooting after Warriors practice.

Thompson is rehabbing from surgery on his left ACL and is still months away from returning to game action.

With the Warriors mired in a 5-20 season, fans will take all the positive developments they can get.

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We'll be honest: It's good to see Klay's sweet stroke again.