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Myers tells great Klay story about letter from Warriors fan

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Klay Thompson has not played in an NBA game since he tore his left ACL during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

He currently is going through a grueling rehab process after tearing his right Achilles tendon just hours before the Warriors drafted James Wiseman with the No. 2 overall pick back on Nov. 18.

The three-time NBA champion has gone through some dark days over the last 21 months, but he is finding inspiration and motivation along the way.

Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers told a great story Wednesday on 95.7 The Game's "Steiny, Guru & Dibs" show.

"Klay doesn't travel all the time. So I was talking to him and he's doing his rehab," Myers began. "It's kind of a lonely path doing the rehab. He said he got a letter from a fan that was pretty cool. He goes, 'It made me realize how much I miss [playing] and how not to take it for granted.'

"He sent me a copy of this letter from a guy who actually is a basketball coach up in Sonoma. He sent me a screenshot and said, 'This was a very nice gesture by this dude. Sometimes you forget what you do it for. Having that reach to affect so many people makes me want to never stop getting better.'

 

"That's Klay Thompson. That's all you need to know. I didn't ask [for that]. That's just out of the blue. I know everybody loves Klay. There is a depth to him as far as how much he loves this game.

"When you put a team together, the more you can find guys that deeply love it -- almost irrationally love the game ... he's one of those guys. So he's living his best life, but this is painful. There is an eternal pain for not playing for two years."

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Nothing more needs to be said other than the basketball world misses Klay terribly, and cannot wait until he takes the court again.

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