Splash Brothers for life: Warriors superstar Steph Curry pays tribute to Klay Thompson

Published July 3, 2024, 2:00 PMPao Ambat

Regardless of how things ended between Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors, his relationship with Splash Brother Steph Curry is ever-lasting.

In 13 years as teammates, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson shared four titles together and formed perhaps the greatest shooting backcourt the league has ever seen | Photo (c) NBA

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson formed quite a bond in their 13 years together in the Bay Area, one that transcended beyond the hardcourt and changed the game forever. 

However, it is now time to say goodbye to that historic tandem. 

Curry took a trip down memory lane to pay homage to his longtime teammate and fellow Splash Brother in Thompson, who is set to join the Dallas Mavericks for the next NBA season.


Curry posted a series of throwback photos with Thompson, with whom he shared four titles and spent 13 seasons together with the Golden State Warriors, forming perhaps the greatest shooting backcourt in league history.

The two-time league MVP capped it off with a touching message to Thompson.



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"Gonna miss you, Klay Thompson. Even though we won't finish the journey together, what we did will never be done again. Couldn't have imagined a better run with you and Draymond Green. Changed the whole Bay Area. Changed the way the game is played. Killa Klay at the center of it all. Thank you for everything bro. Go enjoy playing basketball and doing what you do. Splash Bros 4 life my guy," Curry wrote

As the NBA free agency shifts into high gear, Thompson is reportedly headed to the Mavericks via sign-and-trade, ending his stint in Golden State. 


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Waiting for him in Dallas, who went to the NBA Finals this season before falling to eventual champions Boston Celtics in five games, is the dynamic superstar combo Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. 

Meanwhile, the Warriors are also keen on retiring Thompson’s No. 11 jersey at Chase Center in honor of his unforgettable contributions.

On the back of the Splash Brothers, Golden State became a modern dynasty, having reached the Finals for five straight seasons from 2014-19, winning three titles during that stretch. 


In 2022, Curry and Thompson won their fourth title together in eight campaigns, solidifying their position in the league as all-time greats after beating the Boston Celtics in six games.



After 15 combined All-Star appearances and four Larry O'Brien Trophies later, Curry and Thompson will go their separate ways for the first time as pros. 


Nonetheless, they will forever be attached to one another after jointly etching their names in record books