Warriors return to NBA Finals; Klay Thompson overcome with emotion
Klay Thompson is overcome with emotion about Warriors getting back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2019.
“This time last year I was just starting to jog again and get up and down the court,” said Warriors Klay Thomspon, who was overcome with emotions after his team barged into the NBA Finals on Thursday with a 120-110 win over the Mavericks.
This is the sixth time Golden State makes it into the NBA Finals in eight years. Their last appearance was in 2019 when they lost to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the Finals.
Thompson is 4 wins away from becoming a 4-time NBA champion
Thompson has had three long and hard years of overcoming two devastating leg injuries that almost ended his career; in the 2019 Finals vs. the Toronto Raptors, Thompson tore his ACL, and almost immediately after recovering, he tore his Achilles.
The 32-year-old guard was out for two seasons, but he wasn’t ready to let go. Now, Thompson is four wins away from becoming a four-time NBA champion.
Hard work is paying off for Thompson
“They would tell me it would pay off and it was hard to see that at the time. But now to actually be here, I can feel it paying off,” said Thompson post Thursday’s victory.
The Thompson, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green trio awaits the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics vs Heat on Friday, at 8:30 pm ET.
Curry, who’s averaging 23.8 points per game in the series, has just been named the Western Conference Finals MVP.
The Celtics or the Heat could be challenging, but it’s nothing the Warriors can’t handle.