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March 14 marked the first time Golden State Warriors golden trio Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Steph Curry have played together in 3 years.
It’s been a long time since Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry have hit the hardwood together, but exactly how long has it been?
1005 days, to be precise.
The Golden State trio celebrated Steph Curry’s 34th birthday in winning style with a commanding 126-112 win at home. What made the birthday celebration sweeter was that his teammates were both able to join him for the first time in almost 3 years.
After the three celebrated together, the announcers shared a forewarning to the league now that the band is back together: “This trio ain’t done, that’s the one thing the NBA needs to know.”
Draymond Green, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson reunited after 3 years
The last time Golden State’s Big 3 played together was during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals versus the Toronto Raptors. Thompson suffered an ACL tear and the Warriors surrendered to the Raptors. It marked the beginning of a three-year injury battle for Thompson, while the Warriors languished in rankings.
Thompson missed the 2019-20 season due to the ACL tear, then missed the 2020-21 season with an Achilles tendon injury.
Thompson’s long-awaited return to the court took place on Jan. 9, 2022, but by that point, Green was out with a back injury.
In a fairytale moment, Curry was able to celebrate his big day with the two stars that have helped him build a dynasty in San Francisco. And Curry didn’t hold back, either: he finished the night with a 47-point showing. 41 of those points were a result of having Green back by his side.
“He threw me right in the fire,” Green told ESPN. “I checked in, and he called a play where I had the ball. And I was very thankful for that because it immediately allowed me to settle down.
“That’s one thing I won’t forget. I may forget a lot of things, but one thing I won’t forget: how to get him the ball.”