Klay Thompson 24 janvier 2022

when Klay Thompson lit up the evening with his comeback



Off-peak times oblige, TrashTalk has taken the habit each summer of making you relive with emotion the greatest moments of the past season. Even in 2021, moreover, despite a summer that had then put all of our vital forces in PLS, but that’s another story. So we go back to our good old formula, we take a few steps back, a few months, and we remember that this 2021-22 season was crazy, from the first day to the last. Today ? A look back at Klay Thompson’s comeback after two and a half years away from the courts.

The return of the Splash Bro’ experienced live, it’s right here

“HEEEEEEEEEE’S BAAAAAAAAACK!” “. The shivers first, then a gigantic banana which takes shape under our eyes of surrounded fans. The voice of the Warriors announcer sounds like a release for all NBA lovers. After two and a half years without playing, Klay Thompson is finally dressed, ready to rock the Dub Nation for a long-awaited return. On the bench during the announcement of the two teams, the face of a Klay in mode headband is emotionally charged. Understand it, after 942 days without playing a single match, the guy is back on the floor. Badly injured in the 2019 NBA Finals lost to the Raptors, Thompson will have fought hard to get out of it. Whatever, the essential is elsewhere and the number 11 will finally be able to discover the Chase Center, on the ground this time. To warm up gently, nothing better than the reception of the Cavs at home. Klay regains his place in the Warriors’ five, although he is logically subject to a minute restriction. The excitement in the spans of the room is electric, almost contagious for us, yet slumped in our sofa thousands of miles from San Francisco.

Thirty-eight seconds. This is the time it took the triple champion – at the time – to mark the game with his mark and seal his return in a DE-FI-NI-TIVE way. Bim, bam, boom: Klay smokes his defender behind the screen, catches the ball, drives off against a Jarrett Allen who is determined to protect his hoop. As renowned as the blocker, he did not manage to take this moment away from us, HIS moment. The Splash Bro’ avoids the huge arms of the bushy pivot and parachutes the ball with a skillful hand. Moment of absolute communion, the Chase Center is in fusion, Twitter and us too: Klay Thompson is indeed back. The rest is a little more complicated for number 11 who is looking for himself, groping and trying to adjust his sights from a long distance. Not yet in the rhythm, Killa Klay goes to rest on the bench. A shot of Gatorade later, the guard is back on the court. And what a return. Not content with having already animated a large part of the evening, he adds a layer. In isolation against Jarrett Allen, again him, Thompson gets rid of the big rod, rushes towards the basket and explodes a to post monumental on the face of poor Lamar Stevens. The Warriors bench explodes, Steph Curry jumps like a child and the basketball world finally rediscovers the happiness of seeing Klay Alexander Thompson play.

Moments later, the Splash’ Bro returns to his classics and slams a bombshell behind the line. The first since a lease. By the way, did we say a? No, because the Bay sniper is definitely an arsonist and swings seven consecutive pawns, including two other arrows behind the bow. After 20 minutes spent frolicking on the floor, Steve Kerr calls his back to the bench, this time definitively. No way to take risks with the health of his five-time All-Star, we don’t mess around in Golden State. The results of the races are encouraging and perhaps even more: in 20 minutes on the floor, Killa Klay put up 17 points from 38% from afar, with victory as a bonus. Pretty good for a ghost, right? This January 10, 2022 is to be marked with a hot iron in the career of Dub. Coming back from a cruciate ligament rupture – Achilles tendon combo is definitely not given to everyone, but he did it. A single player, Klay is a warrior among his warriors. Symbol of resilience, the number 11 of the Bay will finally conclude the most painful chapter of his career with immense happiness, that of becoming NBA Champion for the fourth time in his career.

Away from the courts for more than two years, Klay Thompson will finally very quickly remind the basketball world of the formidable player he is. One night attraction, the rear made us vibrate to the rhythm of a tremendous comeback that will remain forever etched in our memories. And as the saying goes, everything comes at the right time to those who know how to wait.

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