Warriors legend Stephen Curry opens about how he felt after hearing of his teammate Klay Thompson’s season-ending Achilles tear.
It was the day of the NBA draft when news broke out from the Warriors camp. It was the horrifying news that Klay Thompson hurt his leg during a workout in Southern California. Around a day of anticipation, and we got to know that Klay is ruled out for the season due to an Achilles tear.
This news was a big blow to all the Warriors fans who hoped to see the Dubs back in championship contention this year. We heard what GM Bob Myers felt about the injury, along with other NBA mates. Almost a week after the announcement of the injury, Marc J. Spears gets an insider scoop on how Klay’s ‘Splash brother’ Stephen Curry felt about the injury.
“To get that call was a gut punch for sure”: Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have been playing together and have been friends since Klay was drafted back in 2011. He got to know about Klay’s injury when he was on a conference call with Bob Myers and Head Coach Steve Kerr.
Steph has Klay’s back no matter what ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5IB8AUDm4I
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 24, 2020
Steph talked about how Klay was recovering well from his ACL injury, after undergoing a tough rehab there. He goes on to talk about Klay and his love for the game:
“He can come back strong. He’s a guy that loves the game so much. He is going to do whatever it takes to get back out there on the floor and be himself. That’s what we hope and the confidence that we have. Two-and-a-half years of rehab is tough for anybody. We’re hoping for the best.”
The Splash Brothers haven’t been on the court together since Klay got injured in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Raptors. There were big plans regarding this season as both the Splash brothers seemed healthy, but I guess they will have to wait till the next season.
For this season, the Warriors signed veteran guard Kelly Oubre Jr. as a replacement for Klay. In addition, they added free-agent guards Brad Wanamaker and Kent Bazemore. Hopefully with all these additions, the Dubs can manage to land a few punches in this packed Western Conference