Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry Speaks on Klay Thompson’s Injury: ‘Still Hard and Tough Emotionally’

by Kayla Zadel

Steph Curry is opening up about his teammate as the nearing NBA season approaches.

The wait continues for Steph Curry since the other half of the Splash Brothers duo suffered a pre-season injury. Klay Thompson tore his Achilles tendon last week during an open run. He underwent surgery on Nov. 25 and is expected to make a full recovery. However, the 2020-2021 NBA season has been ruled out for Thompson.

Furthermore, Thompson also missed the entire 2019-2020 season after tearing his ACL in his left knee during the NBA Finals. He was set to play when the season picks up in December, but now fellow Warrior, Curry, is going to have to wait for the return of his teammate.

Steph Curry Talks about Klay

In an interview with Complex, Curry tells the online platform that his mindset hasn’t shifted, even after learning about Thompson’s newest injury. Additionally, the pressure isn’t something that Curry feels at the beginning of the season.

“I don’t think pressure has ever been a part of the conversation when I start a season or anything like that. When it comes to our whole narrative since the 2019 finals and now, it’s been a weird two years. And so I’m just excited to get back out and play, man,” Curry states.

He also admits that it was weird watching the NBA Finals this year outside “The Bubble” and as a spectator. The Golden State guard believes in himself, and fellow Warrior Draymond Green to hold the team accountable. He’s going to call on the elder statesman to help him continue the Warrior culture and instill a championship mindset.

“We’ve got a lot of talent, and we’ve put together a solid roster that has a lot of opportunity and potential,” Curry says.

However, when it comes to Thompson, he’s looking towards the future. “We’d love to have Klay and it’s still hard and tough emotionally to know he has to go through another rehab, and hopefully he comes back strong,” he says.

The NBA Star knows that there’s work to be done this season, and he’s ready for it.

“Our motivation to get back to where we belong at the top, and understanding the landscape in the league and how many talented teams are out there,” says Curry. “So, however people talk about me, and whatever the narrative is about what I need to do going into the year, doesn’t change my approach at all. I know I have got to play great. I have got to lead. And that’s why you work as hard as you do to be ready for that.”

Curry and the Golden State Warriors will face-off against the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 12 at home. Find the Golden State Warriors schedule here.