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It has been a year to remember for Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson’s halftime and postgame interviews.
In December, he gave a hilariously incoherent halftime interview during a game versus the Sacramento Kings, and managed it a top it later a month later when he asked NBC Sports sideline reporter Kerith Burke, ‘Would you be happy, Kerith?’ after a 43-point game.
During a 122-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night, Thompson gave two interviews of note: one to Kerith Burke at halftime, and another to ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy after the game.
Thompson scored 27 points in the first half, and after Burke pointed out that he was “dialed in,” Thompson turned to the camera and exclaimed, “Out here baby, having fun out here” before walking away.
After the game, Jeff Van Gundy asked Thompson about a knee injury that kept him out of the previous two games.
“Knee is good, anytime I sit down I keep that thing in motion because it can stiffen up, but it didn’t affect me too much tonight,” he said.
Van Gundy then asked if there are any long-term concerns, to which Thompson responded, “Not at all. Terrible question, Jeff.”
“That was not a bad question,” Van Gundy replied.
Thompson connected on nine of his 11 three-point attempts and finished the game with 39 points, leading all scorers. Kevin Durant scored 26 and Stephen Curry scored 17.
The Warriors’ win over the Nuggets places them two games ahead of Denver in the Western Conference standings. Golden State will host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.
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