NBA Rumors: Klay Thompson’s Nostalgic Instagram Story Hints at Potential Move to Los Angeles Lakers

Rumors of Klay Thompson leaving the Warriors have intensified as he posted a cryptic Instagram story. Could this hint at a move to the Lakers? Read more.

Updated on Jun 16, 2024  |  12:39 PM IST |  150.3K
Klay Thompson’s Cryptic Insta Story Hints at Potential Move to Lakers
Klay Thompson’s Cryptic Insta Story (PC: Klay Thompson's Instagram)

Rumors surrounding Klay Thompson's potential departure from the Golden State Warriors have intensified recently. The four-time NBA champion unfollowed the Warriors on Instagram and removed nearly all Warriors-related content from his account. As free agency looms, many Warriors fans are pleading with Klay on social media to stay, while various NBA teams are already being linked as potential destinations for the star shooting guard.

Amid all this speculation, Thompson shared a cryptic throwback image on his Instagram story, adding fuel to the fire. The photo was originally posted on December 21, 2015, and it shows Klay shooting hoops on a picturesque beachside court. 

Thompson captioned it, "I miss this place so much," accompanied by a crying emoji. The exact location of the court is debated among fans, but many believe it to be Capo Beach in California

Klay Thompson’s cryptic Insta story

According to fans online, the basketball court at Capo Beach is no longer operational as it was destroyed in 2019 by high tides and waves. Since 2019, the beach is not in use.

Fans online noted that Klay Thompson's Instagram story post might simply be him expressing his sadness about the beach and reminiscing about playing there. However, Thompson's nostalgia for the location has led some to wonder if his post is more than just a trip down memory lane. 


Some speculate that the post could hint at something more significant, possibly a move to the Lakers. Could it be a sign that Klay is considering a move to a team closer to home?

In 2015, Klay Thompson purchased a $2.2 million ocean-view house at Dana Point and frequently played at the Capo Beach court. He tweeted about his fondness for "hooping and bon-firing at Capo Beach" back in 2014. 

So, Klay’s recent Instagram story might be a nostalgic look back at happier times, but it has left many wondering if it also signals a potential return to LA in purple and gold jerseys.

Klay Thompson joining the Lakers?

Klay Thompson has deep ties to Los Angeles as there are several reasons why a move to the Lakers might make sense. Klay was born and raised in Los Angeles and has always expressed his love for the city. 

His father, Mychal Thompson, played for the Lakers from 1987 to 1991, winning back-to-back championships in 1987 and 1988. The Lakers, in need of shooting, could benefit from Thompson's veteran presence despite his recent struggles with efficiency. 


A move to the Lakers would allow Thompson to return to his roots and potentially play a significant role in their quest for another title. While this remains speculative, the idea of Thompson donning the purple and gold is enticing for Lakers fans.

As the free agency period approaches, the NBA community will be closely watching Thompson's next moves. While Klay’s Instagram story might just be a sentimental reflection, the possibility of him joining the Lakers cannot be ruled out. 

Whether he stays with the Warriors or takes his talents elsewhere, one thing is clear: Klay Thompson's future is one of the most intriguing storylines of the offseason.

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