LeBron James Is Eagerly Awaiting the Return of Warriors’ Klay Thompson to NBA Action

Published 11/03/2021, 10:38 PM EDT
Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives against Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) in the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on on Thursday, June 16, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)


LeBron James is currently playing in the 19th season of his NBA Career. He is one of only two players remaining in the NBA from the 2003 NBA Draft Class. So he has essentially seen almost two decades of generational growth in Basketball. From the defensive era to the three point revolution, LeBron James has passed every test of time in the NBA.

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So there is only little that can still impress the King like it’s still his initial days in the NBA. And Klay Thompson’s return to the league is one of those things. Hence, when the Warriors released footage of Klay Thompson training and shooting threes on the court, LeBron reacted.

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LeBron James can’t wait for Klay Thompson’s return

According to the Warriors’ latest update on Klay Thompson, in Mid-November they expect him to be back to full team practice. Moreover, he might make his official debut after his return in the Christmas period. And since he looks confidently set on that timeline, it’s not just the Warriors who are excited about his return.

Of all, LeBron James is eagerly waiting for their next match-up against the Warriors in February. And perhaps the greatest reason behind his excitement is a chance to play against Klay.

Notably, the last time Bron and Klay played against each other was on December 25th, 2018 and the Lakers had won that game 127-101.

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Why is the league waiting for Klay Thompson?

Klay Thompson represents exactly what the Warriors need to be title contenders this season. He and Curry proved it in 2014-15 that they can lead the Warriors along with Draymond into a championship-winning season.

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And the entire NBA community is aware of how brilliantly the splash brothers ( Klay and Curry) shoot the ball from beyond the arc. So it excited every NBA fan to expect the return of arguably one pioneer of the three-point revolution.

Since Klay got injured, Curry has almost been single-handedly carrying the Warriors’ offense. He will also be eagerly waiting for Klay’s return.

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Do you think the Warriors can make a championship run when Klay returns? Or will Klay never be the same again? Can he do what arguably only Kevin Durant could? Returning from an Achilles injury is definitely going to be tough for Klay. But Dubs fans surely trust him to be back to his 100% soon.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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