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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.

Watch Steph Curry play 1-on-1 at Mistah F.A.B.'s Oakland block party

Watch Steph Curry play 1-on-1 at Mistah F.A.B.'s Oakland block party

While the Warriors held an event for season-ticket holders to check out Chase Center in San Francisco for the first time on Sunday, Steph Curry was back in Oakland hoopin' it up.

The Warriors star point guard made an appearance at Mistah F.A.B.'s Oakland Block Party, and he didn't stand on the sidelines. Curry was running with the fellas, and he was taking it pretty seriously.

The best sequence came when an opposing player went at Curry and nailed a 3-pointer in his face. Curry tried to return the favor on the other end, but missed his shot.

Curry got the young fella back later, hitting a fadeaway jumper.

Curry was the guest of honor, but F.A.B. was the host, so he got the final shot and made the game-winner, much to the delight of Curry.

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The Warriors now call San Francisco home, but Curry will never forget where his career started. He spent the last 10 years in Oakland, and he's not about to turn his back on The Town.

Klay Thompson gets trolled again by friend Zaza Pachulia on Instagram

Klay Thompson gets trolled again by friend Zaza Pachulia on Instagram

Death, taxes and Zaza Pachulia bashing on Klay Thompson.

Those are the guarantees in life. But it's all in good fun, even on matters of the heart.

Klay recently posted a cute photo while he was in France with Laura Harrier. It was so precious, but Zaza had to ruin the moment:

"Finally somebody loves you bro," Zaza commented.

Don't worry, they're close friends and do this from time to time.

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When Klay suffered his torn left ACL, Zaza posted a sweet video on Instagram to wish him a speedy recovery -- and only because he wanted to have a dunk contest rematch. 

That's what friends are for.