One would think Warriors star Klay Thompson is a fan of California-based NFL team, but he proudly repped the Cowboys this past week to honor his late friend.
Famed splash brother Klay Thompson was playing for what could be considered America’s favorite basketball team, the Golden State Warriors, during the franchise’s dynasty era several years ago.
Now, he’s donning the jersey of America’s favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Before Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, the Warriors star wore Gavin Escobar’s Cowboys jersey while making his way into the stadium.
Escobar played as a tight end for Dallas for four years from 2013 to 2016 after being drafted out of the second round. He never managed to break out into a reliable starter and left the NFL after his fifth season; Escobar tragically passed away in September of last year in a rock climbing accident.
Escobar and Thompson both have roots in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and despite Thompson entering “enemy” territory, it was wholesome to see him pay a tribute to his old friend.
Warriors’ Klay Thompson makes sure Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar’s name is not forgotten
The Warriors beat Dallas on Wednesday in a nail-biting thriller that featured Luka Doncic’s tiresome and incessant whining to the referees as well as a fluke Golden State bucket due to some on-court confusion during an inbounds play.
Against a Mavs team sans Kyrie Irving, Golden State came out on top with a much-needed win to keep their postseason hopes alive and to stay out of the play-in tournament.
While the Warriors are battling for prime playoff position in the West, the Cowboys are undergoing drastic changes this offseason after releasing Ezekiel Elliott and Dalton Schultz as cap casualties.
It’s difficult to tell whether Klay Thompson is a bona fide fan of the Dallas Cowboys, or if he’s just a fan of Gavin Escobar. The Las Vegas Raiders may be his most practical choice of team location-wise, since the Raiders were originally based in Oakland, but if Thompson wants a serious playoff contender to root for in 2023, the San Francisco 49ers will be his best bet — sorry, Cowboys fans.