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Klay Thompson talks success, future, 'childish' Cavs

USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick discusses some of the factors that would make winning the Western Conference ideal for the Warriors.
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OAKLAND – Rocco was waiting.

As anyone who knows Klay Thompson will tell you, there’s nothing the Golden State Warriors shooting guard loves more than spending time with his favorite English Bulldog (reading the USA TODAY Sports section before games, as it turns out, may be a close second). Yet still, with their daily walk having to wait on a recent Bay Area afternoon, the 26-year-old Thompson paid a visit to the NBA A to Z podcast after practice at the team’s training facility.

From his view of the Cleveland Cavaliers rivalry that will be revived on Monday at Oracle Arena to the notion that he might play his entire career in a Warriors jersey to much more, the one-time NBA champion, three-time gold medalist and two-time All-Star was his candid self. The days of Thompson being the quiet type have long since passed, as he has become one of the more outspoken players on this…

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