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UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Ten snapshots from Washington State’s memorable 2019-20 basketball season

Washington State and seven of its peers in the Pac-12 didn’t get the closure they desperately wanted when the conference decided last Thursday to cancel the remainder of its tournament …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

‘You’re up there forever.’ Capturing the moments of Klay Thompson’s jersey retirement at Washington State

Thompson’s celebration, coupled with Washington State’s 89-76 victory over Oregon State, sent Pullman into a crimson frenzy that was reminiscent of ESPN College GameDay’s first visit to the Palouse in …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Vince Grippi: Nearly a decade after leaving Washington State, Klay Thompson proud as ever to be a Cougar

For Klay Thompson, whose No. 1 jersey will now fly in the Beasley Coliseum rafters for perpetuity, it seems like only yesterday he was wandering the Pullman streets, enjoying the …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

‘He means so much to the Cougar nation’: Former teammates, opponents reflect on Klay Thompson’s career at Washington State

Marcus Capers has told the story before, the story of how he ended up with the ‘0’ and Klay Thompson ended up with the ‘1’:


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Hot ticket: Washington State could draw as many as 10,000 for Klay Thompson jersey retirement

Not since Thompson’s third and final college season have the Cougars drawn 10,000 fans to Pullman, but the occasion of his jersey retirement could bring that many to the 11,600-seat …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Klay Thompson ‘appreciative’ of time at Washington State days before jersey retirement

Once he learned what the word meant Tuesday night during a media session at the Chase Center, Klay Thompson said he actually appreciated the “doldrums” that occasionally came with attending …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Stephen Curry to be in attendance for Klay Thompson jersey retirement at Washington State

Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry will be in attendance as Golden State Warriors teammate and fellow “Splash Brother” Klay Thompson has his jersey retired at halftime of the Cougars’ game …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Klay Thompson’s status unclear as he recovers from knee surgery

Steve Kerr insists he isn’t ruling All-Star guard Klay Thompson out for the entire season, yet the Golden State coach cautions that Thompson’s recovery from surgery July 2 for a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Klay Thompson jersey retirement at Washington State to coincide with Jan. 18 game versus Oregon State

Months ago, Washington State announced Klay Thompson would be the second player in program history to have his jersey retired by the school. Now, there’s a date set for when …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Klay Thompson staying with Warriors for reported $190 million

All-Star guard Klay Thompson says on social media he is staying put with the Golden State Warriors, using a movie clip of Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “The Wolf of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Dieter Kurtenbach: Warriors had the championship heart, just not the championship bodies

The Warriors fought to the end. Man, did they fight.


Klay Thompson sustains torn left ACL in Warriors’ loss

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson sustained a torn left ACL during Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Thompson was hurt late in the third quarter of their 114-110 loss …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson set to return for NBA Finals Game 4

Two-time reigning finals MVP Kevin Durant remains out, however. Durant strained his right calf on May 8 in the Western Conference semifinals. Toronto leads the best-of-seven finals 2-1.


Klay Thompson questionable for Game 3 of NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has a mild strain in his left hamstring that forced him out of Game 2 in the NBA Finals and he is listed as …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Raptors OK mentally, Warriors shaky physically

The Toronto Raptors feel good mentally, and they are certainly in better shape physically than the Golden State Warriors.


UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019

Klay Thompson scores 25 before injury; Golden State Warriors draw even in NBA Finals

Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Golden State Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Finest 5: A look back at former WSU standout Klay Thompson’s best NBA playoffs games

Klay Thompson is a five-time NBA All-Star who has won three championships with Golden State, but whether he’ll come back to Pullman this winter with his fourth NBA ring will …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Golden State guard Klay Thompson adds meditation to his mental preparation

The Golden State guard needed something more to balance out his basketball routine, so he added meditation to help him get centered before games and better deal with the pressures …


Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo headline NBA All-Defensive teams

Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team. Boston’s Marcus Smart and Milwaukee’s Eric …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019

Klay Thompson will join Steve Puidokas as only other basketball player to have number retired at Washington State

Eight years later, it’s still the most popular jersey at Washington State home basketball games and before long, Klay Thompson’s No. 1 will be hanging in the rafters at Beasley …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

NBA roundup: Warriors, minus Kevin Durant, stop Rockets’ 9-game win streak

HOUSTON – Klay Thompson scored 30 points, DeMarcus Cousins had a season-high 27 and the Golden State Warriors snapped Houston’s nine-game winning streak Wednesday night with a 106-104 victory over …


NBA Capsules: Warriors beat Lakers 115-101 as LeBron James sit out

Klay Thompson returned from a one-game absence with an illness to score 28 points and light up the Lakers for the second time in 13 days, leading the Golden State …



Couch Slouch: Offense out of control in today’s defenseless NBA

Couch Slouch: Before this season, there was a little-noted change in the NBA rulebook that stated, “Defenders shall not impede any shot by an opponent; if at all possible, the …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018

Washington State will have a Warrior pulling for them from afar: Klay Thompson

Prior to a recent road game in Dallas, the first thing Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson wanted to discuss was the Apple Cup game against Washington in Pullman on …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Klay Thompson sets 3-point record, Warriors beat Bulls 149-124

Klay Thompson broke teammate Stephen Curry’s NBA record with 14 3-pointers and finished with 52 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 149-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Contrary to prior report, ex-Washington State star Klay Thompson not appearing at College GameDay

It won’t be a former Washington State standout and Golden State Warriors All-Star on set as ESPN College GameDay’s guest picker Saturday morning in Pullman.


Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson expects to play Finals Game 2 with sore ankle

Golden State All-Star guard Klay Thompson expects to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals after spraining his left ankle in a scary fall during a collision when Cleveland’s …


Klay Thompson scores 28, Kevin Durant 37 as Warriors beat Rockets in opener

Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018

Catching up with Klay Thompson: A Q&A with the two-time NBA champion and former Washington State standout

Seven years removed from playing his final game in the crimson and gray, Thompson still looks back fondly on his time at WSU and says a few of his best …