“Today is the day we finally get to see Klay Thompson hoop”: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and other NBA stars look forward to the GSW star’s 1st game back since June 2019

Advait Jajodia
|Published January 09, 2022

After nearly 3 years, a gruesome Achillies injury, a torn ACL, and 941 days later, Klay Thompson gets ready to lace up for the Golden State Warriors to take on the Cavaliers tonight.

It has been 3 long and mentally draining years for Klay Thompson. Klay has not laced & suited up in GSW colors in an NBA game, ever since the Golden State Warriors shooting guard went down in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

However, finally, the long-awaited time has can where we get to see one of the game’s greatest shooters make his highly-anticipated return. As Thompson announced via the Warriors Twitter account that he was “back”, and on his Instagram, social media blew up and how.

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As made clear by Steve Kerr, Klay would be suiting up on Sunday night and would be starting in the GSW’s clash against the Cavaliers at their home, the Chase Center.

NBA stars around the league get hyped as Klay Thompson makes his return after 941 long days

Naming it as “Klay Day”, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Draymond Green, and players around the league are excited for #11 as he makes his return after two horrific injuries.

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We might not get to see Thompson for more than 15-20 minutes tonight. However, we can expect the 5-time All-Star to set the floor on fire whenever he takes on the court, as the Chase Center will be erupting with cheers to shower their 3-time champ with love.

Surely, it is going to be an emotional night for Thompson. To make it a perfect night, Stephen Curry and co. will do all they can to grab this big win for their 31-year-old veteran.

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

A 20-year-old with a BBA degree specializing in marketing, Advait Jajodia is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush and a passionate basketball enthusiast. Advait has been immersed in the world of basketball since picking up a basketball at the age of 9. Excelling as a two-time national-level player, specifically as a point guard during the Golden State Warriors' dominant era, he draws inspiration from the electrifying style of Stephen Curry. Beyond the NBA, Advait finds joy in playing various sports, exploring intriguing conspiracy theories, and boosting his 2K rating to 99. He also holds admiration for athletes like Rafael Nadal, Virat Kohli, and Phil Foden, recognizing their exceptional skills.

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