Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson takes a selfie video of himself during a press conference following the Golden State Warriors' Game 4 win in the 2018 NBA Finals. (Ryan Gorcey / SF Examiner)

For the 2018 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, it’s time to get greedy

Before he lounged in a golden bathtub of half-drunk bottles of Moet…

Klay Thompson takes a selfie video of himself during a press conference following the Golden State Warriors' Game 4 win in the 2018 NBA Finals. (Ryan Gorcey / SF Examiner)
Stephen Curry shoots one of his 15 three-pointers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Ryan Gorcey / SF Examiner)

NBA Finals: Led by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors win third title in four years

CLEVELAND -- The Golden State Warriors never played to their full potential.…

Stephen Curry shoots one of his 15 three-pointers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Ryan Gorcey / SF Examiner)
Golden State Warriors center Jordan Bell (2) reacts to getting hit in the jaw by the Houston Rockets during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 22, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals Game 4: Cleveland Cavaliers can’t match Warriors’ depth

CLEVELAND -- While Jordan Bell was down in Los Angeles this past…

Golden State Warriors center Jordan Bell (2) reacts to getting hit in the jaw by the Houston Rockets during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 22, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here in February, is the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: No more chaos for the Golden State Warriors headed into Game 4 against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqEmXIdowJA&width=550&height=506[/embedyt] CLEVELAND -- With LeBron James's seemingly fatalistic comments on Wednesday,…

Kevin Durant, seen here in February, is the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andre Iguodala relishes the moment after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals to win their second championship in three seasons. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Andre Iguodala could make a significant impact if he plays in Game 3, plus a Klay Thompson update

CLEVELAND -- As  Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue took the stage…

Andre Iguodala relishes the moment after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals to win their second championship in three seasons. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson lays the ball up for two against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on June 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Klay Thompson goes off for 20 points in Game 2 despite balky ankle

OAKLAND -- A day ago, Klay Thompson was hobbling. A day ago,…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson lays the ball up for two against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on June 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry buries a three-pointer from beyond the arc against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on June 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Stephen Curry goes off for 16 in fourth quarter as Warriors take 2-0 lead

OAKLAND -- In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was transcendent.…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry buries a three-pointer from beyond the arc against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on June 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Iguodala is out, Klay Thompson a game-time decision for Golden State Warriors in Game 2

OAKLAND -- Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion,…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Klay Thompson is finding his voice

During the postgame celebration of a Game 7 win in the Western…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) takes the ball to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson questionable for Game 2 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND -- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson limped to the podium…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) takes the ball to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) shoots a three pointer over Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green (32) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Draymond Green powers Golden State Warriors down the stretch

OAKLAND -- With 5:06 left in regulation and the Golden State Warriors…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) shoots a three pointer over Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green (32) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Houston Rockets during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 26, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Klay Thompson exits in first quarter

OAKLAND -- With 6:17 to go in the first quarter of Thursday's…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Houston Rockets during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 26, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul called on him during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul called on him during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James defends Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant in the third quarter Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers lost to the Warriors 118-108.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

Bonta Hill’s four keys to the NBA Finals for the Golden State Warriors

Here we go again. The tetralogy between the Golden State Warriors and…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James defends Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant in the third quarter Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers lost to the Warriors 118-108.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 26, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors ride third quarter to a rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors had been here before. A team that had…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 26, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Houston Rockets during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 26, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson send Western Conference Finals back to Houston

OAKLAND — After a James Harden air ball with 9:43 to go…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Houston Rockets during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 26, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here on March 30, 2018, scored 29 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals in Houston. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here on March 30, 2018, scored 29 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals in Houston. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) pushes the ball down the court against the Houston Rockets during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 22, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors drop Game 4 of Western Conference Finals 95-92

OAKLAND -- Down 94-92 in their own building, after a missed three…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) pushes the ball down the court against the Houston Rockets during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 22, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (5) attempts to block a shot by Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors Notebook: Resistance isn’t so futile

Just after Stephen Curry got going with his first three of the…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (5) attempts to block a shot by Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Houston Rockets shouldn't count on Stephen Curry to have a second off night when the Warriors return home to Oracle Arena on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Gorcey: It’s a fool’s bet to wager against the Warriors

Stephen Curry had just finished the second of his worst two shooting…

The Houston Rockets shouldn't count on Stephen Curry to have a second off night when the Warriors return home to Oracle Arena on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)