Kevin Durant Reacts to Klay Thompson Sweating It Out in the Gym

Published 08/24/2021, 10:28 PM EDT
Klay Thompson participates in a Golden State Warriors practice at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 before Thursday’s Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson share a scary memory. While KD injured his Achilles in Game 5, Klay tore his ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in 2019, as both athletes missed their shot at completing a three-peat. However, the former made a flashy return in 2020, whereas the latter had to wait for yet another year under rehab. 

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The Warriors’ Klay is trying his best to make a quick recovery from the second injury that he suffered in December 2020. He has been working on his static threes, strength, and agility, as the off-season is maturing. Recently, his workouts garnered some interest from his injury buddy.

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Kevin Durant validated the workout of Klay Thompson 

Klay Thompson is pretty active on social media, going live, answering Q&A, updating about his recovery, and discussing his whereabouts. In his most recent IG story, the hot-shot shooter converted 10/10 three-pointers in under 50 seconds. The man ran end-to-end to take corner threes and converted each of his attempts successfully.

With that video, the 31-YO wrote, “I’m just happy to be making progress on the daily. Can’t wait to hoop again.” This update caught the attention of yet another social media lover in Kevin Durant, who responded cheekily. The 2x champion added, “Toe jam that first shot (Klay Thompson).” 

Wasn’t Klay absolutely flawless and almost ready to participate in the ASG 2022 three-point contest?

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KD and his camaraderie with the Warriors’ legendary shooter

Recently, the Sniper sat with Draymond Green to discuss some of the hard things about his time in the Bay Area. However, this wasn’t the first time KD had openly discussed his Warriors teammates.

Earlier in a podcast, the Slim Reaper had accepted, “I connected most with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.” This was not to suggest he wasn’t cool with Steph Curry, but he certainly was more comfortable around Klay. Who knows if an experienced KD is helping Klay with his rehab behind the scenes.

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Do you think Klay can make a return as good as his counterpart recently did? Let us know in the comments section below.

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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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