Apr 16, 2024; Sacramento, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) sits on the bench during action against the Sacramento Kings in the fourth quarter during a play-in game of the 2024 NBA playoffs at the Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

After spending the first 13 years of his NBA career with the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson has a new home.

Earlier this week, the five-time All-Star agreed to a three-year, $50 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks, bringing an end to his storied run with Golden State.

Taking to X on Saturday, the Warriors reacted to the news that Thompson is joining the defending Western Conference champions. And in doing so, Golden State made it clear that it considers the 34-year-old one of its franchise’s all-time greats.

“Klay’s legacy will live on forever and we look forward to the day we can retire his #11 jersey at Chase Center, where he will join a host of Warriors immortals, including those who helped shape this recent dynasty—himself included,” the Warriors wrote.

Golden State also shared a video featuring some of the many highlights from Thompson’s Warriors tenure.

The Warriors’ post comes one day after Thompson had shared a message of his own with his now-former franchise.

“Oh Bay Area, there are not enough words and images to convey how I really feel about y’all,” the four-time NBA champion wrote in an Instagram post. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for the best times of my life. It was such an honor to put that Dubs jersey on from day 1. I really just wanted to be the best I could be and help bring as many championships as possible to the region. The best part was not the rings though, it was the friendships I made that will last a lifetime.”


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Klay Thompson (@klaythompson)

[Warriors on X]

About Ben Axelrod

Ben Axelrod is a veteran of the sports media landscape, having most recently worked for NBC's Cleveland affiliate, WKYC. Prior to his time in Cleveland, he covered Ohio State football and the Big Ten for outlets including Cox Media Group, Bleacher Report, Scout and Rivals.