Splash Brother and star Warriors player Klay Thompson made clear to his fans on Monday that he has no intention of moving to any other team during his free-agency period. And he did so with a famously overwrought speech by Leonardo DiCaprio from Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.
As we reported earlier, following the announcements of the departures of Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala, the Warriors were expected to reach a deal for a $190 million five-year contract with Thompson. Despite the fact that Thompson may be out for most of the 2019-2020 season — the team's inaugural season in the new Chase Center — the Warriors reportedly never intended to let one half of the scoring powerhouse Splash Brothers go anywhere.
Then Thompson posts this to Instagram, with the caption "Mood (there was never a doubt) #warrior4life":
In the scene, DiCaprio's character turns a goodbye speech at the shady brokerage firm he founded into a surprise shout of "I'm not f—n' leaving! The show goes on. This is my home."
As the Associated Press reports, Thompson may or may not have had ACL surgery last week on the knee that he injured during Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Last year, Thompson made clear that he wanted to stay with the Warriors, saying, "It’s hard to walk away from something, you were here when it started and yeah, you just want to stay on the train as long as you can."
Thompson is expected to sign the new contract on July 6, as soon as the free-agency moratorium ends. Fellow Splash Brother Steph Curry signed his own $200 million five-year deal last year.