Klay Thompson is finally nearing a return to the court after missing the past two NBA seasons.
The Golden State Warriors have not been the same without him in the past and after a 7-1 start this year, the team is a top title contender with him in the mix.
Thompson is already returning with a ton of extra motivation to prove he is still among the game’s elite.
But he was given even more motivation this year when the NBA announced its 75th Anniversary Team and Thompson was not on the list.
Missing two years of play could have ultimately kept him off.
He was openly upset and has even more words for his doubters and those who kept him off the list.
Klay is ready to prove a point this season 😤 pic.twitter.com/MjJH3Fqmz0
— ESPN (@espn) November 6, 2021
A strong finish to his career, beginning this year, will ensure he ends up on future lists of all-time greats.
Warriors Are Back In Contention
The Warriors are off to a 7-1 start this season and are about to get one of the best shooters in NBA history back on the floor.
All eyes are obviously going to be on how Thompson holds up physically.
He missed one year with a torn ACL, and the next with a ruptured Achilles.
This all came after signing a five-year deal worth almost $200 million.
The Warriors record since 2014-15 when both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson play is 287-57 😳
Dubs might be scary when Klay returns 👀 pic.twitter.com/FnYqYLGsp2
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 6, 2021
Even if he has to be eased back into action, the Warriors are only going to get better with Thompson back on the floor.
Draymond Green is also providing his usual value all over the stat sheet.
Thompson showing up with a vengeance is great news for Warriors fans, not that he truly needed any extra motivation after missing so much time.
The band is back together in Golden State and the rest of the NBA has to be on notice as one of the all-time greats makes his return.