Klay Day was capped off with a special cameo from Canon Curry.
Steph’s son wasn’t even a year old when the last time Klay Thompson suited up in a game with his dad. But there he was Sunday night in the Warriors locker room, walking up to Klay and tossing him the game ball after the historic evening.
“It was a nice moment,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Everyone was obviously thrilled for Klay. Thrilled to have him back. It felt normal. It’s been a long time, two-and-a-half years.”
Further proof that time flies. Canon has grown up a lot in those 941 days.
After the game, Steph carried his son in the locker room after carrying the offense. Young Canon even congratulated the Warriors dance team on his way in.
With young stars like Canon Curry and Draymond Green Jr., the next generation of Dubs is a key part of Kerr’s family-focused franchise.
Thompson scored 17 points in the 96-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and, for seven seconds at least, turned back the hands of time with Steph and Draymond on the floor to begin the game. After the Cavaliers won the opening tip, Green intentionally fouled and exited, the result of a calf strain during pregame warmups.
The Splash Brothers led the Warriors in scoring. Curry paced the Dubs with 28 points while sharing the starting backcourt with Klay, who went 7-of-18 from the field and 3-of-8 from 3-point land in 20 minutes of play.
“He’s been an incredible role model for me,” Thompson said. “And an even more incredible leader. We have such a great history together just in terms of competing for championships, the USA team and friendships. It felt natural again. Steph is one of the best to ever play. It’s an honor to be his two guard.”