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