'Good for JaVale': Klay Thompson reacts to Lakers' McGee dunking on Warriors during live interview

Torrey Hart
·Yahoo Sports Contributor
Injured Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, center left, watches from the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
If there can be one silver lining to Klay Thompson's injury, it's that we get to witness his in-game interviews. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

If there can be one silver lining to Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson sitting out the season with a torn ACL, it’s the gift that is his in-game interviews.

On opening night, it took everything Thompson had to keep a straight face while Charles Barkley told him — live on national television — that the Warriors’ playoff window was “shut” after watching just half a game.

This time, we witnessed his live reaction to watching former teammate JaVale McGee drop a backward dunk on the injury-laden Dubs after they struggled to secure a rebound in the fourth quarter Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Thompson shakes his head, shrugs, and looks up at the Jumbotron replay: “He’s athletic,” he says. “Good for Javale.” You can tell Thompson can’t wait to get back out there.

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The Lakers went on to win the game 120-94, handing the Warriors their tenth loss of the year.

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