Klay Thompson posts touching farewell to Warriors, fans after Mavericks move – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

Klay Thompson has officially retired from the Warriors and Dub Nation, ending an era.

The four-time NBA champion posted a heartfelt message on his Instagram page on Friday afternoon, thanking the Warriors and Dub Nation for the wonderful memories of the past 13 years.

“Oh Bay Area, there aren’t enough words and pictures to express how I truly feel about you guys,” Thompson wrote, in part. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for the best times of my life. It was such an honor to put on that Dubs jersey from day 1. I just wanted to be the best I could be and help bring as many championships to the region as possible.

“…Don’t be sad that it’s over, be glad that it happened. Till we meet again. Sea captain out.”

Attached to the post were 10 photos and videos from Thompson’s time in the Bay, including a photo from the night he was drafted in 2011, a photo alongside the Warriors’ dynastic trio of Steph Curry, Draymond Green and himself, a video of his beloved dog Rocco walking through the Warriors’ tunnel and, of course, a scenic video from a cruise on the Bay.

Thompson signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks, teaming up with Luka Dončić and Kyrie Irving in a five-team sign-and-trade deal that marked the end of a historic dynasty that changed the game of basketball.

After 13 NBA seasons and four championships, Thompson’s Warriors career is over, but as his final social media post shows, the memories and legacy he left in the Bay will live on forever.

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