It’s largely been known for days what Klay Thompson would decide to do when NBA free agency opened on Sunday. But despite the decision being known for a while, he still needed to make it official.
On Monday, Thompson took to Instagram to announce that he would be re-signing with the Golden State Warriors.
He used the iconic footage of Leonardo Di Caprio’s “I’m not f—ing leaving” speech in the movie The Wolf of Wall Street to make his feelings known.
“Mood (there was never a doubt) #warrior4life,” he wrote.
The 29-year-old shooting guard will reportedly sign a five-year, $190 million max contract with the Warriors.
Golden State All-Star Klay Thompson's new five-year, $190M contract includes a 15 percent trade kicker, agent Greg Lawrence tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
Thompson is coming off his eighth season with the Warriors after being drafted No. 11 overall out of Washington State in 2011.
He was an above-average player for his first few seasons before really bursting onto the scene in the 2014-15 season. That year he averaged 21.7 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and a career-high 2.9 assists per game, earning his first All-Star selection in the process.
The Warriors would go on to win the NBA Finals that season and have not missed a trip to the Finals since.
To date, Thompson has made five All-Star selections, two All-NBA selections, and three NBA championships.