The Golden State Warriors aren’t going as bad as everyone expected without Klay Thompson. They have had a bumpy road this season, sometimes losing to the worst of teams and sometimes winning against the best. However, Klay’s absence is very evident no matter how brilliant they try to make their roster. And today, on his 31st birthday, The Warriors opened up about the importance of Klay in their lives.
Klay Thompson is working to get back
Monday marks Klay Thompson turning 31, and even though Klay hasn’t played with the Golden State Warriors Since the 2019 NBA Finals, they can’t help but miss the biggest pillar of their team. So, the Warriors posted a beautiful tribute for the man on his special day. The video started with a quote from Klay himself.
“Obviously, I wish I could be out there. It’s been a long process.I haven’t stopped working since Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. You might not see me a lot, but oh, I’m working.”
With clips of Klay’s incredible games playing, Steve Kerr said, “Klay defines who we are. There aren’t that many people out there who have his size, strength and defensive versatility, and then incredible scoring ability.”
The Warriors’ tribute to their teammate
The video would have been incomplete without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green talking about Klay. Klay and Steph have a special bond after sharing the court for eight seasons. Along with Draymond, the trio led a team that hadn’t seen any success in the playoffs in years to become the most dominant and feared franchise in the NBA. Let’s not forget the championships they won together.
“Klay is my dog, I look at my career and it’s kinda hard to separate the things that have happened on the court and not put Klay in there. Our chemistry has taken us to all kinds of crazy heights that I don’t know if we ever expected,” expressed Steph.
Green also added, “I don’t think there’s a way you can mention my name and not mention him. He embodies what it means to be a Warrior.” Thompson is on the road to recovery from his second season-ending injury. Just before the 2020 NBA Draft, he tore his Achilles once again.
Many other teammates of his talked about Klay in the video, but the video concluded perfectly with Curry, who said, “Can’t wait for him to get back.” In fact, there isn’t anybody who isn’t waiting for this moment and that day will go down in history as one of the most iconic moments.
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