WATCH: Posterizing Dunk From Klay Thompson Has Stephen Curry and the Warriors Bench on Their Toes vs Cavaliers

Published 01/09/2022, 10:19 PM EST
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) is congratulated by teammate Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) after Curry sinks a three-pointer in the final minute of the game in the fourth quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Golden State defeats Brooklyn 93-86. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)


The NBA world sure had one of its most awaited moments at the Chase Center tonight. After over 900 days of not being on the floor, Klay Thompson finally made his return in a Warriors uniform. He suited up against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Moreover, he had the whole arena on fire after a fiery dunk to mark his return.

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Over the past two seasons, Thompson dealt with two major injuries. However, he did not give up and kept working hard to make his comeback. Finally, the moment came tonight as Klay took to the floor and had the Chase Center going wild.

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson embrace after the Warriors� 104 to 99 victory over the Houston Rockets in game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

However, he pulled off the unexpected when he pulled off a thunderous dunk on his return that had the Warriors bench going nuts.

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Klay Thompson marks his return in style

As soon as the crowd heard the name of Klay Thompson, the noise in the arena was unreal. After all the pain and struggle, Klay is finally back, and he is not planning to hold back. He opened the account for the Warriors with a floater to start things off. However, he kept the main show for the second quarter as he went down the line and flushed down an emphatic dunk.

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Likewise, Stephen Curry and the entire Warriors bench went off seeing Klay come back and not miss a beat. The Chase Center was louder than ever, as Thompson enjoyed every moment of it. Despite coming off an ACL injury, Thompson isn’t letting anything slow him down. He has put in enough work during practice and rehab to be confident in his abilities. Hence, there is no fear from here on out.

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Klay has added 7 points to the mix at the half so far and is hunting for more. With his ability to turn things on in no time, Klay Thompson could have a big night ahead of him. Do you think Klay Thompson will make his return with a huge night? Let us know your views 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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