Klay Thompson has been enjoying his offseason since the Golden State Warriors were eliminated from the NBA playoffs. The veteran sharpshooter began his summer by competing in ‘The Match’ alongside Steph Curry before heading overseas to China, where he’s been promoting his partnership with sneaker giant Anta.
During his time overseas, there have been multiple videos and pictures showing Thomspon enjoying his trip. However, a video posted by the Warriors on NBCS account on X (formerly known as Twitter) shows the veteran guard making a bold claim about the upcoming season as he tells the fans in attendance that he will be a five-time champion the next time he visits China.
“I mean, everybody here, I appreciate y’all. To all my Chinese fans, I love you guys so much. You don’t realize how much inspiration I gained from you guys and the love I felt in every city along the way. It means so much to me, and it’s incredibly humbling…Thank you so much. I love you. I can’t wait to return to China with a fifth ring next year. And I can’t wait to play in the KT9. And go, Warriors.”
Klay predicts he’ll have a fifth championship ring very soon 👀💍
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) September 3, 2023
Thompson will be entering his second full season since returning from two years out with serious injuries. The Warriors will be entering the new season ready to compete for another championship after failing to defend their 2022 title last season.
After a busy that saw multiple new talents added to their roster, the Warriors will now be hoping they can return to the NBA Finals and potentially win another championship.