As "The Last Dance" captured sports fans, Klay Thompson shared a viral clip of meeting Michael Jordan as a child, and simultaneously joked about being spurned by his future Warriors coach, Steve Kerr.
For how big Jordan was during the 1990s, Kobe Bryant was even bigger for Thompson. Klay's dad, Mychal, played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1987-1991, and currently serves as the Lakers' color commentator on their radio broadcasts.
On Thursday, the Warriors' star shooting guard shared some great photos from the Kobe Bryant Nike Skills Academy back in 2007. A young Thompson still was playing at Santa Margarita High School, but a small guard from Davidson also was at the camp. Yes, we're talking about Steph Curry.
The Splash Brothers shared a court at Kobe's camp well before their years starring for Golden State.
Steph and Klay weren't the only future stars at the camp, too. Check out this long list that also includes players like Demar DeRozan, Jrue Holliday and Tyreke Evans.
Check out this (crumpled) roster I found from 2007 and the first Nike Kobe Skills Academy—and how many of those kids, including little-hyped @StephenCurry30, are now deep into their NBA careers. #Ko8be24 pic.twitter.com/7L4M3i0KrW— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) December 18, 2017
Bryant made an impact on Thompson that will last a lifetime, and he never will forget sharing a court with him while still in high school.
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