Steph: Revamped Klay hitting his stride ‘beautiful to watch’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Watching Klay Thompson make his triumphant return to the court last season, help lead the Warriors to their fourth NBA championship and now, in his age 33 season, work to evolve his game has inspired many on and off the court.
One of whom is Steph Curry.
The Warriors superstar joined NBC Sports Bay Area’s Monte Poole and Kerith Burke on the latest episode of “Dubs Talk,” where he discussed how his fellow Splash Brother has evolved and help lead a young Warriors team.
“It’s the human experience,” Curry said. “It’s beautiful to watch in the sense that we all have such high expectations for ourselves, but nobody could really understand what Klay went through for those two years and how far away the game felt to him at the lowest of lows and the work he put in to get back.”
Thompson recently was challenged to take his game to the next level by Warriors assistant coach Bruce Fraser in a conversation the two had after the All-Star break. Since then, Thompson is grabbing more rebounds and has made it his focus to evolve into more than just a 3-and-D sharpshooter.
Curry, who recently returned to the court after missing 11 games with a lower leg injury, cannot fathom what it was like for Thompson to miss two whole seasons and is inspired by his teammate’s openness and vulnerability in discussing the grueling rehab process.
“I was out for four weeks and I had so much adrenaline your first game back,” Curry explained. “I can’t imagine being out that long and playing and wanting to get back to who you think you are on the court as quickly as possible but being patient through the process and what that looks like.
“So for him to have been on full display, he’s been very open and vulnerable about his experience the whole time, like when he came back, it was about proving everybody wrong and defending himself in the sense of what people were saying about him and his game and all that, then he finally kind of moved and was focusing on how can he get better, how can he help the team win, what kind of tweaks and…
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Publish date : 2023-03-14 21:34:00
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