Klay Thompson just went through one of the most grueling injury experience you could imagine. He missed two entire seasons for the Golden State Warriors with not one, but two major injuries.
Former Warriors favorite Shaun Livingston knows a thing or two about coming back from injuries. He suffered one of the most gruesome knee injuries the NBA had seen back in 2007, leaving his entire career in jeopardy. Livingston opened up about the mental challenge of coming back and also revealed that he’d been Klay Thompson’s faux chauffeur at times which surely led to some heart-to-heart conversations.
Via Angelina Martin of NBC Sports Bay Area:
“As you know, injury is a part of the game, right?” the former Warriors guard said. “And a lot of the times, we don’t necessarily talk about it and especially about the mental side of things, which is really the biggest hurdle.”
“Physically, you’re going to try to do your best as part of your job working your way back, but mentally, I had some really rewarding times driving [Thompson] home, giving him rides after games last year,” Livingston said. “He’s been itching to get back out there. [It’s] so rewarding to see him now in the playoffs doing his thing.”
Klay Thompson has slowly worked his way back to playing shape and has largely looked like himself in the postseason thus far. The Warriors star’s hard work behind the scenes has clearly paid off.