Klay Thompson says he wouldn't mind playing with Cavs in ASG
Adrian Dy on Dec 22, 2017 04:42 PM
FILE - OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 4: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers during a preseason game on October 4, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson said he wouldn't mind playing alongside members of Finals foes the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the 2018 All-Star Game, of course.
Speaking to members of the international media in a conference call, Thompson said it'd be cool to play alongside childhood friend Kevin Love and LeBron James if he would wind up on the same team as them during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.
As previously announced, this year's edition of the NBA's best-of-the-best exhibition does away with traditional West/East squads. Instead, the player with the most votes from each conference will get to draft, going back-and-forth picking team members. As such, there's a possibility that teammates could find themselves on opposite squads when they play on Feb. 19 (PHL time) at the Staples Center in LA.
Said Thompson, "I think it would be cool to play with Kevin Love, just because I grew up with that guy since I was eight-years-old. We haven't played on the same team since we were kids [so] to play with him in the All-Star Game would be pretty special."
Thompson also singled out Warriors nemesis LeBron James as someone he'd like to team up with, saying, "I mean, it would be fun to play with LeBron just because I've always gone against him, and it would be cool to see him like on a teammate aspect."
Other than those two though, Thompson said that as a veteran of multiple Team USA squads, he's probably played with most of the top stars in the league already.
Will we see Klay on the same side as K-Love and LBJ? Make sure to cast your vote HERE, and who knows, we could find him guarding Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant in February.