Back with Steph Curry: Klay Thompson’s Father Drops in Positive News for Golden State Warriors Fans

Published 01/05/2021, 12:12 AM EST
Jan 4, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a three point basket during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors’ star Stephen Curry, dropping 62 points against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, is a testament to how brilliant he is. Portland walked off the court as the losing team with the score at 137-122. This is a response to all the critics who believe Curry can do nothing without Klay Thompson.

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Stephen Curry etched his name in NBA history

With this incredible feat, Steph has attached his name to the elite 62-point club of the NBA. This club consists of other incredible legends who have reached this level, like Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Carmelo Anthony, and Tracy McGrady.

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Curry was 18-31 from the field and his career-high was backed by 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

Jan 4, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates with Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (5) and teammates after making a three point basket against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Curry’s opponent, Damian Lillard, has scored 61 points twice but never reached the 62 mark. This speaks volumes about Curry’s potential.

It’s possible that his brilliant performance was motivated by the Warriors losing to the Blazers in the previous game. Whatever seems to motivate the big man is clearly working. If he plays with the same energy, with a little better help from the supporting cast, the Warriors have a shot at bringing back their glory years, even without Thompson.

Can fans hope for the Warriors’ superstar’s return?

An ACL tear is the most dangerous injury in any game. It can either take up to a few months for a player to get back into form post the injury, or they might never be the same. Ever since Thompson suffered the tear in the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, he hasn’t been back with the team yet.

In fact, Klay was supposed to make his return this season. But after undergoing surgery for the tear, he was, once again, declared out for the season. However, Klay’s father, a two-time NBA champion himself, spoke about Klay’s progress so far.

A Stephen Curry fan account asked Mychal Thompson how he felt about Stephen’s 60 point game. To this, Mychal wrote back, “How do I feel? The way HE shoots it…Wat took him so long to get 60?”

Then came a follow-up question asking about Klay’s health. Giving a ray of hope, Mychal posted, ” Slowly gettin bettr…Nex year this time him n Steff’ll be doin their thing…again.”

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Klay’s return is a day the Warriors and NBA fans can’t wait for. Watching Steph and Klay play together is a sight for sore eyes. If that were to happen, all the teams in the West would be in danger. There is no way they wouldn’t be title contenders once Thompson gets back.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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