Warriors guard Klay Thompson had his collegiate No. 1 jersey retired by Washington State on Saturday.
#CollegeKlay was in full effect as he returned to Pullman for just the second time since wrapping up his career there in 2011.
Check out some of the best moments from a fun, emotional day for Thompson.
He still loves rooting for his Cougs: Klay had some hilarious reactions as he watched Washington State rally back to beat Oregon State in Pullman. He even anointed Cougars guard Isaac Bonton an “honorary splash brother” after a shot from well beyond the college three-point line.
Klay couldn’t stay in his seat 👀 pic.twitter.com/6DjDYCvelm— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 18, 2020
What time is it?! BONTON TIME. 🤯— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) January 18, 2020
This buzzer beater sent @WSUCougarMBB into halftime right before they retired @KlayThompson's jersey. Watch the second half now: https://t.co/Z9dMqrLQnl pic.twitter.com/ppNiLVUWDH
The Zaza-Klay bromance continues: Former Warriors center Zaza Pachulia always has had a special bond with Thompson, and that continued Saturday as Pachulia couldn’t pass up an opportunity to celebrate Klay’s collegiate career.
Zaza getting Klay ready is perfect 🤣 pic.twitter.com/qt21lsTnyg— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 18, 2020
It’s all love between the Splash Brothers: Ahead of making his sideline analyst debut during Saturday’s Warriors-Magic game, Steph Curry flew up to witness his longtime teammate being honored.
Steph enjoying his Splash Bro’s moment 🙌 pic.twitter.com/ZVnHwgxkz9— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 18, 2020
“He’s one of a kind.” - Steph on Klay pic.twitter.com/QJyfBfZDkm— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 18, 2020
Steph Curry was asked if his career would be the same without Klay Thompson.— Chris Montano (@gswchris) January 18, 2020
His response: "No, not a chance. Situation is everything." pic.twitter.com/7OVY7Fa8uJ
Klay sees a Rose Bowl in Washington State’s future: During fellow Washington State product and Warriors reporter Kerith Burke’s interview with new Cougars football coach Nick Rolovich, Klay jumped in and a made a bold prediction.
The school hasn’t appeared in the New Year’s Day classic since 2003.
Klay being Klay: Thompson clearly is dying to get back on the court, and brought the same energy to Pullman he’s brought to the Warriors bench all season during his injury rehab. He even got up a few shots at Wazzu’s practice on Friday.
Klay >>> pic.twitter.com/bBqQMifJ6g— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 18, 2020
Klay & Steph arguing a call with the ref lol pic.twitter.com/v13jjkUXfx— Chris Montano (@gswchris) January 18, 2020
Warriors fans likely are equally enthusiastic about getting Klay back on the court this season, but moments like these will have to do for now.