Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NBA

It’s Klay Day (and everybody’s celebrating)

The best backcourt in the association is back with a splash. Klay Thompson’s return to the Warriors was as true as his Hawkeye aim. Now wait until his arrow takes flight further down The Bay.

Its klay day and everybodys celebrating
Its klay day and everybodys celebrating

Hell yeah.

It was a good Klay Day.

The last time Klay Thompson suited up for the Golden State Warriors in an NBA game before leaving with a torn ACL, the Dubs hadn’t yet moved to San Francisco and were licking their wounds after losing Kevin Durant to injury, not Brooklyn (yet) in the 2019 NBA Finals loss to the Toronto Raptors. Oh, and we as a people had no idea what a COVID-19 was.

2019. What a time to be alive. It seems like a lifetime ago. Especially in lockdown.

It for sure feels like even longer since we’ve seen our good friend Klay. Who now returns alongside his Splash Brother Stephen Curry with quarantine hair like our beards, wrapped in a signature headband.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

But number 11 is all about taking the numbers higher.

He may have only played 19 minutes, being nursed back to the floor with Anthony Davis on the other side of California caution, but Thompson looked like his old human torch self. Pouring in the points and lighting up the scoreboard for 17 in the Warriors 96-82 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers and a rejuvenated Playoff Rondo if you want to talk about Bubble nostalgia.

But that wasn’t it.

A dunk, a shrug and a mean mug. Top lip raised like Tyler Herro. This was hero ball.

These 17 held some more milestones for comeback Klay in his dubbed reunion, as he became the fastest Warrior not named Steph to reach 1,800 three-pointers for the franchise.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Excuse me…the fastest not called Curry in NBA history.

Did you forget how close these Splash Brothers are…in more ways than just being shooting siblings?

Must Read:
Warriors Harrison Barnes spikes it all-over Dwight Howard

With the shot, Klay Thompson also hit 12K points for his career. Forget cryptocurrency. These digit readouts are real.

And it all amassed for Golden State’s 30th crowning win of the season in The Bay.

What a way to return after two and a half years on the pine with a torn ACL and ruptured Achilles, as Thompson’s court feet were clay like Cassius.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The standing ovation Thompson got on the hash-tagged ‘Klay Day’ had everyone in Cali celebrating like Dr. Dre for this court chronic. But as he left the party early, this was just a toe-dip. Wait until this brother really takes a splash.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

I agree to these terms.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Advertisement

BUZZING

NBA

There was only one player who overshadowed the Hollywood debut of the 'Black Samurai' from the land of the rising sun. Anthony Davis, and...

NBA

After taking over from London and the world put on hold. NBA Paris took a break for the past two-years. Now, the Chicago Bulls...

NBA

Japan's Yuta Watanabe has been on quite the journey. From Grizzlies in Memphis, to Raptors up North in Toronto, Canada. But now in Brooklyn,...

NBA

Last year, fans treated Russell Westbrook like his jersey number. This season, carrying the sixth man position, you can no longer judge the Brodie....

BasketballBuzz - Canada's Basketball Magazine