Stephen Curry’s emotional reaction to devastating Klay Thompson injury for Warriors
Curry told The Undefeated on Monday that he was left to tears after hearing the shocking news about Thompson’s situation before the Warriors began their season.
“You feel for a guy who has worked so hard to get back on the court two-three weeks out of [training camp] and something like that happens,” Curry said. “You need to have a big-picture mentality when something like this happens. It’s easier said than done going through a lot of rehab, but there is a lot of time left in his career. We’re going to be there through it all.”
Both Curry and Thompson have played together since 2011 and have made a splash in the league as one of the best (if not the best) shooting duos the NBA has ever seen. They won three NBA titles in four years with the Warriors and were hoping to win their fourth in the 2019 NBA Finals but were dethroned by the Toronto Raptors in six games.
Thompson’s last game for the Warriors was Game 6 of that NBA Finals series; he tore his ACL midway through the third quarter. The five-time All-Star has been slowly progressing on a potential comeback after missing the entire 2019-2020 season but all those plans are certainly out of the table after yet another heart-crushing injury struck the 30-year old.
“He’s the best 2-guard in the league,” Curry said. “To get that call was a gut punch for sure. A lot of tears. You don’t really know what to say because a guy like that is having to go through two pretty serious rehabs now. But at the end of the day, we have to have his back. We hope that he is around and a part of what we do through his rehab and staying connected with us.