The NBA’s Summer League is an event that brings together some of the world’s best young basketball players, allowing them to show off their talents and impress the basketball faithful. However, there are a few players that do not necessarily excel in the skill-based games and end up being more of a liability than an asset. One such player is the former Arizona Cardinal Brandon Knight, who is now based out of Phoenix and is looking to make the leap to the NBA. A few years ago, Knight was an All-American after leading the nation in scoring. However, his stock has fallen considerably and he has failed to live up to his potential.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is a little under the radar this year for his play, as he enters his 18th season and his 7th year in the NBA. But there’s no denying he’s still a potential all-star. That’s exactly what close friend and former teammate Dwight Howard said last week when he dropped by the Lakers’ practice facility. Dwight: “I would be shocked if Kobe didn’t finish in the top five in MVP voting this year.”
During the Golden State Warriors’ recovery from Klay Thompson’s injury, Thompson’s boat has been an atmospheric one. But can it become a satisfying lifestyle? It’s possible, says his own father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson.
Mychal even said he doesn’t think his son will go to the NBA if he quits basketball. Instead, he could have spent his life at sea.
Klay Thompson has missed the last two NBA seasons due to injury, and during that time he has spent many days on his boat. He also shared his experience on Instagram.
Thompson, who NBA fans call Boat Glue, took to Instagram Live in June while on the water, which then went viral. Rapper and superstar Drake even reenacted the video, reports NBC Sports. Warriors assistant Mike Brown also told 95.7 The Game that Thompson drives his boat to games.
According to recent Instagram posts from the 8th. July 2021 reveals that Thompson has made several posts from his boat, including one celebrating World Ocean Day and another showing his followers that he likes to keep warm while sailing.
One of these days I’ll throw off my wetsuit and take a dip in the cool waters of the North Pacific, Thompson writes. In the meantime, I’m a cuddly seal.
But as we said before, Boot Klay could evolve from a vibe to a full-blown NBA star lifestyle.
Clay Thompson (l-r) and Laura Harrier at Vanity Fair’s 2020 Oscars party on the 9th. February 2020. | Emma McIntyre /VF20/WireImage
Klay Thompson’s father Michel, who won two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, recently appeared on KNBR’s Tolbert, Kruger & Brooks to talk about his son’s health.
He’s in good shape. He’ll keep everyone updated on his Instagram page, he said, according to NBC Sports. I follow what he posts on Instagram.
Then he talked about what he thinks Clay will do after he quits basketball.
I would be shocked if he stayed in the NBA, Michel said, according to NBC Sports. He loves the ocean and his boat. I imagine him getting on a boat and sailing around the world – traveling around the world.
He continued: Become a longtime ship captain in the Bahamas, taking tourists on excursions I can see him doing that. And if you’ve ever been to the Bahamas, you understand why he wanted to do this. It is the most beautiful body of water in the world for sailing or boating.
Will the Warriors star give up his Boat Clay nickname in favor of Captain Clay? It seems entirely possible, and as long as he keeps his fans updated on Instagram, they’ll probably support him 100%.
Clay Thompson lost his two best years in the NBA in 2019-20 and 2020-21, but he should have plenty of good seasons ahead of him. He’s only 31 years old and has a chance to make the Warriors a title contender again in 2021-22.
If Thompson can continue what he started before his injury, he could eventually return to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He was a five-time All-Star from 2014-15 to 2018-19 and led the Warriors to five consecutive NBA Finals in those seasons, winning three titles.
Thompson is averaging 19.5 points in his career, but during this All-Star campaign he is averaging 21.6 points and 3.7 rebounds on 42.3 percent three-point shooting. He’s one of the best players in the league.
Given his track record before his injuries, Thompson might end his NBA career with a Hall of Fame induction. The biggest question, however, is whether or not he will take his yacht to the ceremony.
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