For two straight years, a former WSU basketball player has won the NBA Championship. Aron Baynes won a ring while playing for the Spurs during the 2013-14 season. Then Klay Thompson won a ring with the Warriors last season. Now, Thompson and the Warriors will attempt to make it three straight for the Cougs.
Golden State leads the NBA Finals 3-1 and will host Game 5 on Monday night. They wouldn't be there without Thompson who has arguably been the Warriors best player during the postseason. His scoring numbers have been down in the Finals -- he's averaging 15.3 points per game in the Finals -- but he's been stellar during the postseason. Even with a lower-scoring Finals, he's averaging more than 24 PPG during the playoffs.
Oh and he isn't afraid to come after anyone in the media either. On Sunday he made headlines by saying LeBron James got his feelings hurt.
Crushing it on and off the court.
Thompson scored 25 points in a Game 4 win. Hopefully he has another big game in Game 5 and leads the Warriors to another championship. The Larry O'Brien Trophy better get used to frequent visits to Pullman.
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Washington State is in good shape with redshirt junior Luke Falk, who battled California's Jared Goff for the top spot in Pac-12 passing categories in 2015. Falk was an all-Pac-12 first-team pick after throwing for 4,561 yards and 38 touchdowns while leading the conference in average per game and total offense.
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West Virginia- Washington State Dana Holgorsen and Mike Leach together at the podium, pounding Red Bull and coffee and Red Bull mixed with coffee for an entire week. That alone could take us to December.