‘Emotionally is Where It’s Tough’: Klay Thompson’s Father Opens Up About the Hardest Part of His Son’s Recovery to Warriors

Published 01/26/2021, 11:30 PM EST
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)


After missing the entire last season, NBA fans were excited to see Klay Thompson return this season. However, the Warriors star suffered another season-ending injury in the offseason. As a result, the franchise had to make several adjustments to fill this void.

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But despite their best efforts, the team is yet to find its top form this season. As of now, they are 9-8 season and hold the eighth seed in the Western Conference. While the Dubs might not make a deep playoff run this season, they will have another shot to win it all, once Klay is back.

Klay Thompson’s father gives an update on his son’s return 

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DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors watches a replay as the Denver Nuggets look to close out during the second half of the Nuggets’ 100-98 win on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The 30-year-old is still in rehab. Mychal Thompson (Klay’s father) spoke about his son’s recovery in an interview with NewsTalk 830 WCCO. Mychal revealed:

Physically, you know, he’s gonna come around…. Emotionally is where it’s tough. Mentally, having to sit out two straight years because of a major injury when he’s in his prime. That’s very frustrating…. Him and Steph Curry will pick-up right where they left off.”

As Mychal stated, Klay is in the middle of his prime and being sidelined during this time could have a heavy impact on Klay. Hopefully, the three-time NBA champion’s game won’t be affected too much due to these injuries.

Once he is back, it will be exciting to witness the Splash Brothers once again in action. But the question of the hour remains: What’s next for the Golden State Warriors?

What should fans expect from a Klay Thompson-less Warriors?

Jan 14, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts with center James Wiseman (33) in the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Being in the stacked Western Conference, the Warriors have a tough path to the NBA Finals. Moreover, missing their second best player won’t make it easy for them by any means. As a result, they are struggling to find their form so far.

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Additionally, they have gone through major changes to their roster over the last year or so. Building chemistry is a time-consuming task, but once they get through this phase, Klay Thompson’s return will bolster their chances of winning it all.

All things considered, there is a big chance that the fans might not see the Warriors at the biggest stage in basketball for two straight years.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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