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Warriors’ Klay Thompson reveals what he misses most while sitting out season

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The Golden State Warriors have ruled out Klay Thompson for the rest of the 2019-20 season, making any potential sighting of the Splash Brothers a mere fantasy for the next two months of this campaign. Yet the sharpshooter admitted he misses plenty from being on the court now that he’ll be unable to join his teammates on the hardwood for the next eight months until the 2020-21 season starts.

Among those things are playing in front of the crowd, making 3-pointers, playing alongside his longtime backcourt partner Stephen Curry, and admittedly missing the always-loud Draymond Green getting in people’s heads during games, according to Kerith Burke of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Thompson had been known as an iron man, and his toughness is the stuff of legends. He has come back from injuries that would take players weeks to bounce back from, only for him to suit up again the next game.

Yet this ACL injury, which he suffered in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, is perhaps the most delicate of them all.

The 6-foot-7 Warriors sharpshooter offered fans some perspective, telling them that “sometimes in sports you have to slow down and reassess.”

Upon this time off from basketball, Thompson has taken to fishing as his new hobby. He explained he’s a more of a catch-and-release fisherman, but he’ll take to fileting the big fish for his own consumption.

For what it’s worth, the cool-handed sniper admitted he has a flip phone — a myth many within the Warriors organization had talked about through the years.

Looks like #FlipPhoneKlay will make some waves on social media again soon enough.