Warriors Owner Joe Lacob wants Steph, Klay with Warriors ‘forever’

Warriors Owner Joe Lacob wants Steph, Klay with Warriors 'forever'

  • The Warriors are the only team that has the ability to offer Thompson a five-year deal worth $188 million or a supermax deal worth $221 million if Thompson makes an All-NBA team.
  • NBA protocol does not allow Lacob to publicly state he will give Thompson a full max extension, but his words were the clearest sign yet that Thompson’s professional marriage with the Warriors will continue for years to come.
  • Thompson had said repeatedly throughout the season that he wanted to spend his entire career with the Warriors, a feeling shared throughout the organization and echoed recently by Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
  • Lacob and Thompson shared a joyous moment together late in Friday’s game, after Thompson iced it with a 3-pointer with 36.1 seconds left that gave the Warriors a six-point lead. Thompson turned around after hitting the shot and pointed at Lacob, who was sitting courtside and pointed back at Thompson.
  • Many inside the Toyota Center and on social media believed that Thompson was sending his boss a clear message of “Pay me my money,” but Thompson brushed that idea aside after the game.
  • On Friday night, Thompson made sure that Lacob and the rest of the Warriors headed back to Oakland beaming as the ensuing victory set off a raucous celebration inside the visitors locker room.
  • Thompson’s ability to raise his level of play in the biggest of games doesn’t surprise his teammates such as Curry, who says he always believes Thompson will play at a high level when they need him most.