During his two seasons with the Warriors, veteran center Zaza Pachulia formed an unlikely bond with All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson.
During their time together, Zaza and Klay started a friendly in-season dunk competition and traded playful barbs on social media.
The back-and-forth continued on Monday after Zaza posted a “Get well soon” note to Klay on Instagram.
Klay was quick to fire back at his buddy.
“Thanks my guy 🙏🏽 . I still jump higher then you with one leg 🦵 🐰,” Thompson wrote.
Zaza had to know a shot was coming back his way.
As you know by now, Thompson tore his left ACL in the Warriors’ brutal Game 6 NBA Finals loss to the Toronto Raptors. And as a pending unrestricted free agent, he’s set to sign a massive contract in a few weeks. The timing couldn’t have been worse for the five-time All-Star.
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The Warriors haven’t announced an update regarding Klay’s injury, so we don’t know when he will have surgery or how long he will be out, but he’s expected to miss a large portion of the 2019-20 season.
At the very least, we know that Klay will stay busy during his recovery by taking shots at Zaza on social media.