‘Ain’t Sh*t Changed’: Kevin Durant Reacts to a Klay Thompson Practice Video and Gets a Response

Published 03/19/2021, 10:13 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 10: Klay Thompson of USA in action during the men’s preliminary round group A match between USA and Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 10, 2016. (Photo by Okan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Klay Thompson spent his 30th and 31st birthday dealing with season-ending injuries, leaving fans gasping for his comeback. The Warriors without him are just as good as any NBA team without their second leg. But the signals from the star’s godspeed recovery status suggest that he can still change that.

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Recently, Klay dropped a few videos of him taking shots at the bucket during his rehabilitation. Looking at those clips, one would wonder: where has his Achilles trouble gone? Well, even his former teammate Kevin Durant had a similar reaction to it.

Klay Thompson attracted Kevin Durant’s attention

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Recently, the 31-YO star dropped a 50-second video on his Instagram and also shared it on Facebook, which turned millions of heads towards him. In the short clip, the star made 12 back-to-back no-jumper three-pointers as his former teammate Zaza Pachulia took the easy rebounds. 

Just as he used the hashtags “I miss getting buckets”, he attracted a comment from the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant. KD wrote, “Ain’t sh*t changed”.

To this, the Sniper responded by counting at least three things that he dislikes during his current rehab time. Take a look – 

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Klay Thompson is not a regular NBA player with conventional skills. In fact, he is every bit unorthodox and someone who can stun the opponents with something new coming out of his pandora’s box.

Athleticism does not make the base for his gameplay, and hence, his comeback can promise the same Klay in terms of shooting. Remember that 60-point game when he took just eleven dribbles? That’s Klay for his rivals, and that’s the brother for Steph Curry, who can always cover for the star. 

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In another video, Klay reflected upon his changed mentality that makes his comeback case even stronger. He said, “We get so wrapped up in trying to win right now, the instant gratification of being great. We forget about what we do to our bodies and what we do to the lasting effect if we don’t take care of what we need to do now.” 

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So meditation, stretching, rehab, all these signs point towards a starry return of the king of the Bay Area. We wish GSW a playoff run and Klay a speedy recovery.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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