Klay Thompson is one player who is going through a lot for the past couple of seasons. Back-to-back Achilles injuries have kept him out of action for two seasons now. Klay Thompson was part of the side which won the NBA championship in 2016. Currently, he is recuperating from the injury and preparing for his return.
Speaking in a press conference about the challenges he faced in the pandemic, he said, “It was just lonely out there.”
Thompson suffered one injury while playing in the 2019 NBA Finals. That rendered him unavailable for the 2020 season. Then after 10 months of recuperation and training, Thompson got injured again while attempting a simple jump shot. This time, however, the injury was more serious and he was asked not to participate in the entirety of the 2020-21 season.
Klay Thompson speaks about rehabbing in the pandemic
In a press conference on Sunday night, Klay Thompson explained more on how he was able to cope up with the pandemic. He said, “I think everybody was going through it. You know you took for granted your daily routine. Things like getting breakfast in the morning and going to a movie at night.”
He continued, “2020 was such a year of reckoning. Not only for the pandemic but for social justice. We lost so many innocent people to violence. It was awful. Kobe and Gigi going out. And on top of that, in the fall, I tore my Achilles. It was probably the worst year of my life guys.”
Thompson also expressed his appreciation for the Warriors management. He said, “It feels good to be back here. I feel loved when I’m back in the Warriors facility. My roots are here and it was not easy on anybody.”
This season, Klay has been traveling with the Warriors squad to be around them and cheer them on. In fact, he said that the youngsters want to hear what he has to say about the game. The Golden State Warriors will benefit a lot when “The Splash Brothers” reunite on the court. Till then, they can only hope for Thompson’s speedy recovery.
Klay says "I anticipate us being right back in contention for a championship again" next season.
— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) March 14, 2021
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