Klay inspired, awed by VP-elect Harris making history


Warriors superstar Klay Thompson wrote Monday on Instagram that he was "in utter amazement" of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris becoming the first woman of color to hold the nation's second-highest elected office.

Thompson posted a graphic of Harris' predecessors, all of whom were white men, in juxtaposition to the junior senator from California, who would become the first woman, first Black person and first person of South Asian descent to serve as vice president when sworn in on Jan. 20.

"Just imagining what our [vice president-elect] had to go [through] and the barriers she had to be break for her to achieve her dream. Incredible perseverance from an incredible person," Thompson wrote, later thanking Harris "for inspiring us."

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President-elect Joe Biden and Harris, both Democrats, secured 270 electoral votes Saturday morning. NBC News has yet to call the race in Arizona and Georgia, where Biden and Harris lead current President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, both Republicans, by tens of thousands of votes. Biden and Harris currently have 279 electoral votes, with 45 remaining in NBC News' estimation.

The Warriors and A's congratulated Harris, an Oakland native, with personalized tweets Saturday. The A's noted Harris' Oakland roots, while the Warriors tweeted a picture of a signed "Oakland Forever" jersey with a message from Thompson's fellow Splash Brother, Steph Curry.


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