After two and a half years of absence, Klay Thompson (31) will return to competition next night against Cleveland. A great moment for the star guard and his Warriors franchise.
The NBA is about to have an emotional moment. This Sunday, at 5:30 p.m. San Francisco time (Monday at 2:30 a.m. French time), Golden State receives Cleveland at the Chase Center, a meeting marking the return to competition of Klay Thompson (31 years old). Great news announced by the player himself on his account instagram by a video excerpt from the first “Space Jam”.
The Warriors star fullback has not played for more than two and a half years, or 942 days. Blame it on two serious injuries. During Game 6 of the NBA Finals against Toronto on June 13, 2019, Thompson suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee after a poor reception. A year and a half later, his return is close but the number 11 of the Warriors found the infirmary after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon.
Tomorrow, the wait is over. pic.twitter.com/3WOonDnJPb
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 8, 2022
Kerr will ‘never forget that particular game’
All these misadventures are now behind the “Splash Brother”, whose return to the front of the stage will undeniably be one of the highlights of the season for the Warriors, second in the Western Conference. “ I can’t wait to play in front of our fans again. I really, really like being a Warrior “, raves Thompson via the social networks of his franchise when his sidekick Stephen Curry invites his community to remember “ best memories of klay thompson “.
Golden State manager Steve Kerr used strong words to describe the event. ” There are a few matches that you always remember. Some moments you always remember. I have no doubt that when Klay first steps on the court, I will never forget that particular game. “A whole franchise is stamping with impatience at the idea of finding his idol, the one who holds the record for three-point baskets (14) scored in a meeting. ” tomorrow (Sunday), the wait will be over for Golden State.