Chase Center rocked when Klay Thompson is introduced as part of the Golden State Warriors’ lineup again for the first time in 941 days on January 9th. There’s a new holiday in the Bay Area. The day has been labeled as Klay Day.
To celebrate Klay Day and Thompson’s return, members of the Warriors showed their support with special attire on their way into the San Francisco’s Chase Center. As they arrived at the arena on Sunday, each of Thompson’s teammates was wearing a different edition of his No. 11 jersey. The Warriors continued while going through pregame shootaround on the court at Chase Center still wearing Thompson’s No. 11 jersey.
Thompson hasn’t seen any NBA action since tearing his ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. The team’s social media pages shared photos of the players celebrating what was referred to as “Klay Day.” Thompson announced that he’d be returning to the court against the Cleveland Cavaliers, earlier this week, by sharing a clip from Space Jam on social media.
Draymond Green recently discussed what it’s been like practicing with Thompson with Marc Spears of The Undefeated. “Just playing with him in practice today, which was my first time really scrimmaging with him, it just felt right,” Green said. “Last night I couldn’t sleep”.
“I literally had like electrical currents just flowing through my body like I’m sitting on a wire. When we lined up for the jump ball today and I’m just sitting there looking at him. Wow, I have not lined up next to this man in two and a half years.”