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NBA rumors: Warriors not expecting Klay Thompson to leave in free agency

NBA rumors: Warriors not expecting Klay Thompson to leave in free agency

Don't get your hopes up, LeBron.

James might want Klay Thompson to join the Lakers this summer, but chances are he's not getting the Warriors’ star shooting guard.

According to Ethan Strauss of The Athletic, "the expectation within and outside the Warriors is that Klay isn’t leaving."

That would seem to fall in line with what Klay's father, Mychal, has said over the last few months.

On Dec. 20, 2018, Mychal went on KNBR 680 and said this:

"As long as Joe Lacob and Peter Guber and the Warriors organization wants him there -- and the coaching staff and the fan base -- as long as he's wanted, there's no reason to leave."

Back in August, at a party to celebrate the Thompson Family Foundation's charity golf tournament, Mychal said that Klay is "gonna retire in a Warriors uniform."

After the Warriors won Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals on June 6, Mychal joined Warriors Playoff Central and was asked about Klay's free agency.

"Klay's not going anywhere," Mychal said. "The Warriors aren't letting him leave, so stop being so anxious. He's going to sign his extension next summer."

So, for all the speculation that Klay might leave the Warriors in free agency to join LeBron and the Lakers, there are way more signs pointing to the four-time All-Star staying with the Warriors.

NBA rookie survey: Steph Curry receives no love from 2019 draft class

NBA rookie survey: Steph Curry receives no love from 2019 draft class

Steph Curry forever changed the game. Just look at the next wave of basketball stars. From the playground to college, everyone is trying to emulate the Warriors' star point guard. 

Apparently this year's rookie class didn't get the memo. Many players from the 2019 NBA Draft certainly will try to shoot from deep like Curry, but the two-time MVP didn't receive any love in the annual rookie survey

For the 11th time, NBA.com surveyed the rookie class on multiple questions. And not one player named Curry as their favorite player. 

To make matters worse, here are two players who received votes: Steve Nash and Kevin Garnett. Both are all-time greats, but here's the problem -- Nash and Garnett are retired. Nash last played in 2014 and Garnett in 2016. 

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The real Steph stans probably are still in high school or even younger. Expect his votes to go up in the near future, since, well ... they can't go down.

Warriors' Steph Curry to fund Howard University golf teams for six years

Warriors' Steph Curry to fund Howard University golf teams for six years

Warriors star Steph Curry is considered one of the greatest shooters ever, but he's also known to dish some pretty sweet assists. Perhaps his best one yet comes off the court.

Curry announced Monday that he will financially support Howard University's golf teams for the next six years. The historically black university hasn't had a golf team since the 1970s, and now plans to have men's and women's teams beginning in the 2020-21 season. 

"This is a pretty exciting day. To be honest, I've been looking forward to this for a very long time, since January I should say," Curry said at a news conference Monday held at the school. 

The two-time MVP became interested in helping bring golf back to the school after meeting with Howard senior and golfer Otis Ferguson IV while Curry visited the campus to watch a documentary in January. Curry honored Ferguson on Monday and expressed how important of a role the student played in bringing golf back for the Bison. 

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Curry played on his high school golf team and is an avid player of the sport to this day. He has played with President Barack Obama as well multiple celebrity tournaments. Curry even competed on an exemption at the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic in 2017 and 2018.