“Smooth Waters Never Made a Skilled Sailor”: Klay Thompson Issues Public Disclaimer Ahead of Much Awaited Warriors Return

Published 01/03/2022, 9:09 PM EST
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 NBA world is about to shake to its core. The Golden State Warriors are coming in hot in the month of January. Not only are they one of the top teams but they are about to get a lot better. Notably, sharpshooter Klay Thompson is about to make his return this month. He took to Instagram to announce his return back on the court.

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Since the last few months, Klay has made headlines many times. He is constantly the talk with his practice videos and getting back into game shape. With each video looking more and more promising, the time is almost here now. The Warriors had earlier estimated that the superstar will be back in January 2022. Now, it seems the day isn’t far off.

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)

Klay Thompson went on a live video to announce his return to the NBA world.

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Klay Thompson makes return announcement on his boat

One of the most classic Klay moves. the star took out his infamous boar into the Bay waters and started off an Instagram live. There he gave the fans a tease, as the star said he will be back really soon. Thompson has looked really promising in practice as he recently nailed 24 straight threes while gearing up.

While on the live, Klay Thompson said: “I’ll be back soon people. I’ll be back soon. It’s been a long journey. Guess what, smooth waters never made a skilled sailor. So, I’ll be back soon.”

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While the star did not clarify when he will lace his boots, the Warriors do have an expected time. According to the reports, the Golden State Warriors expect Klay to be back on the court in their matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on the 9th of January. Their schedule is quite tight as they play three games before the Cavs. However, a return of Klay will be monumental for the NBA world.

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After two years of struggle and hard work, one of the best players is about to take the court. Thompson is as ready as one can be to lace back the sneakers. On the other hand, the Warrior fans will welcome the sharpshooter with open arms. Do you think Klay will deliver on his returning night? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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