Klay Thompson has been quite vocal about his frustration over being omitted from the NBA's 75th Anniversary team, highlighting the 76 best players from across the league's history. As the Warriors prepared for practice on Saturday, Draymond Green and the Warriors decided to make light of Thompson's irritation by putting a practice jersey with the No. 77 in Klay's locker.
Thompson went along with the joke and rocked the No. 77 jersey while working out at the Warriors facility Saturday, and his teammates got a kick out of it.
Thompson took to Instagram after the final list was revealed, saying he firmly believes he belongs among the league's 76 best players.
While out on his boat early Saturday, Thompson called into question the reaction and sentiment that because he isn't a "No. 1 option," he does not deserve to be among the prestigious group.
NBA players from around the league, including Thompson's former Warriors teammate Kent Bazemore, got a kick out of Green's troll.
Green also was not included, although he hopes to do enough before he retires to be among the eventual Top 100 team in 25 years. Steph Curry unsurprisingly was included among the 76 players selected, and made his opinion known that Thompson should have made it.
If anything, Klay now has some added motivation for returning to the court later this season.