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Klay Thompson, Rocco soak up attention in dog-themed shoe promotion

Klay Thompson, Rocco soak up attention in dog-themed shoe promotion

There are very few things better than Klay Thompson. When you throw puppies and shoes into the mix, even fewer things reign supreme. But that's exactly what we got Sunday. 

Thompson recently dropped his latest Rocco-themed signature shoe, the Anta KT5 Rocco. Rocco, his beloved bulldog, was shown off all across the shoe and the five-time All-Star made an appearance at the Warriors Shop at Chase Center to promote them.

The best part? Fans brought their dogs to celebrate, all while Rocco took in the attention.

"Spoiled-a-- dog," Thompson said.

And he was. Rocco was soaking up every ounce of it.

So were the other pups who appeared to be enjoying the event as well.

Rocco is one of the loves of Klay's life, so putting his face, along with some dog bones on the kicks, wasn't too much of a surprise. 

The two just recently starred in an ad to promote the shoe in China.

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Definitely a spoiled dog. 

Thompson more than likely has become closer to his BFF Rocco while rehabbing a torn left ACL, which will have Klay out for the remainder of the season. 

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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