Former WSU basketball star and current NBA sharp-shooter Klay Thompson returned to his old stomping grounds in Pullman this weekend, and he brought a friend named Larry with him — the Larry O’Brien NBA championship trophy, that is.
Thompson played for three seasons with the WSU men’s basketball team, posting a college career average of 17.9 points per game with the Cougars. After being selected by the Golden State with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, the former-Coug continued his success in the pros, leading the Warriors to a 2015 NBA championship alongside backcourt mate Steph Curry.
While Thompson is long-removed from his college days at WSU, he certainly hasn’t forgotten about his Alma mater.