Klay Thompson's return draws record audience on NBA TV

Klay Thompson's return draws record audience on NBA TV

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Klay Thompson's return draws record audience on NBA TV

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Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“As a fan, it was pretty cool to watch. The emotion, you could see it on his face.” Suns coach Monty Williams.
Klay Thompson’s return after missing two seasons takes Warriors-Suns matchup to different level (w/video) #Suns #Warriors #DubNation #NBA https://t.co/yPHSBU7eiz pic.twitter.com/x0IIkEp07z5:25 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Klay Thompson’s return after missing two seasons takes Warriors-Suns matchup to different level (w/video) #DubNation #Suns
azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral3:35 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
NBA Mailbag: Reliving Klay Day & more on.nba.com/3qfpPj23:17 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Klay Thompson will play his second game of the season tonight when the Warriors face the Grizzlies
Klay’s former coach, @Mark Jackson, tells @TermineRadio & @Eddie Johnson his only concern is the time it takes for Klay to get back to being an elite defender #DubNation pic.twitter.com/AHSKB2lbjm2:00 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
In his return to the court, Klay Thompson dropped 17 points in 20 minutes. Here is a look at the stats and highlights from his performance against the Cavs. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/10/sta…1:00 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Steve Kerr says Klay Thompson’s minutes will remain around the same as his season debut and he will sit one game of back-to-back. Draymond Green’s status for rest of trip is TBD. – 12:55 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson’s minute totals will stay around the same in Memphis tonight, per Steve Kerr. He won’t play on both sides of the upcoming Milwaukee, Chicago back to back. Warriors haven’t decided which side he will rest. – 12:55 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Mailbag! Klay’s return, the Tatum/Brown pairing in Boston, latest with Ben Simmons, Becky Hammon’s chances for a San Antonio return, more. si.com/nba/2022/01/11…12:40 PM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Lowe Post podcast: @Ohm Youngmisuk on witnessing Klay Day and what’s next for GSW (loads of fun Klay stories), then @Eric Koreen and @BlakeMurphyODC join for a Raps roundtable:
Apple: apple.co/33msGxn
Spotify: spoti.fi/3Fa4Cet12:15 PM
Sam Amick @sam_amick
The one and only @John Hollinger joined @Anthony Slater and I on the Tampering Pod to talk NBA trade deadline, the Warriors with Klay, Memphis rise through his former Grizzlies executive eyes and more. Listen in…
Apple: apple.co/3jpVA3i
Spotify: spoti.fi/2OJXcHe12:08 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Klay Thompson’s return Sunday drew 844,000 viewers, making it NBA TV’s most-viewed game in the regular season since Golden State’s record-tying 72nd win in 2016. – 12:06 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
We’re back on @thehalftimeapp today from 4-5ET, talking Klay’s return, the latest on Ben Simmons, Myles Turner, Boston’s wings, and trade possibilities for the 2019 draft class.
Download to join us here: thehalftime.app/audio/A-c94aa6…12:01 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors’ Stephen Curry on Klay Thompson: “I’m not the shooter I am if I don’t get to see Klay every single day.'” My dispatch on the Splash Brothers reuniting https://t.co/0nYQSNa3hb pic.twitter.com/jlWwIcaCoo11:54 AM

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN
New podcast. Warriors’ outlook now that Klay Thompson is back, Sixers strategy change in trade talks & Nets challenges (w/@Marc J. Spears & @Nick Friedell) es.pn/2av9ksl11:45 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After tallying 17 points in 20 minutes in his comeback against the Cavs, Klay Thompson was presented with the game ball from Canon Curry. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/10/wat…10:00 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
14 photos of Klay Thompson finally back on the Warriors’ home floor. warriorswire.usatoday.com/gallery/the-be…7:00 AM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
How Klay Thompson helped make Stephen Curry the best shooter ever.
#KlayDay
clutchpoints.com/warriors-news-…1:24 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Before Klay Thompson makes his debut against the Cavs, Warriors Wire checked in to find out what his return means to basketball fans and members of Dub Nation. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/klay-tho…1:00 AM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks guard Wesley Matthews is part of the club of NBA players who have returned to action after an Achilles injury and he was watching Klay Thompson’s return in Golden State.
“It was a good day in the NBA.” – 10:44 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After Klay Thompson tallied 17 points in his first game in over two seasons, NBA Twitter exploded with different reactions. Here is a look at what fans and analysts were saying on Sunday. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/nba-twit…10:00 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
14 photos of Klay Thompson finally back on the Warriors’ home floor. warriorswire.usatoday.com/gallery/the-be…8:01 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
L.A.’s most-used starting lineup this season is already the current group of Westbrook, Bradley, Monk, Johnson (on 2nd 10-day deal) and LeBron, at 59 minutes.
To compare, Utah’s starters have played an NBA-high 446 minutes together; Phoenix, 396; and GSW (sans Klay) 347. – 7:29 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
It didn’t take long for Klay Thompson to get on the board in his first game back on the court in over two seasons. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/09/wat…6:00 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
This week’s edition of the NBA Stock Report could only be led off by one thing: the return of Klay Thompson after 941 days away.
Stock 📈: Klay, Grizzlies, Mavericks
Stock 📉: Nets, Hawks, Kings
https://t.co/OIUdN3iGj2 pic.twitter.com/4gAAoj9YtB5:37 PM

Chiney Ogwumike @chiney
KLAY AREAAAA! (Clearly, I couldn’t help myself. 😂) pic.twitter.com/Ekx1W9c4Rp5:30 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Klay Thompson’s return a long-awaited comeback for the #Warriors’ Big Three.
Draymond Green: ‘If he was going to walk out there and be there for this moment, I was going to do it.’ bit.ly/3fbMSEW #nba5:03 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: The Return of Klay Thompson; CLE/GSW with @Danny Leroux
Listen by becoming a member and you’ll get our 5 subscription pods/week. Subscribe: https://t.co/XSgwN6BUIK pic.twitter.com/xhcIUJI30O4:30 PM

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Lowe Post podcast: @Ohm Youngmisuk on witnessing Klay Day live, and what’s next for GSW, then @Eric Koreen and @BlakeMurphyODC resume the winter tradition of a Raptors roundtable:
Apple: apple.co/33msGxn
Spotify: spoti.fi/3Fa4Cet4:24 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Before he makes his return to the court, members of the Warriors arrived at Chase Center wearing different Klay Thompson jerseys for “Klay Day.” warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/09/war…4:00 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Klay drops 17 points in Warriors return
sportando.basketball/en/klay-drops-…2:40 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
After Klay Thompson’s #Warriors return, he delivered a
frightening message to the rest of the #NBA
#DubNation
sportscasting.com/klay-thompson-…2:37 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: The Return of Klay Thompson; CLE/GSW with @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: https://t.co/n4QLDCqWYd pic.twitter.com/p4lfZQ2V1i2:30 PM

Andre Iguodala @andre
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Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob to @YahooSports after Klay Thompson’s debut: ‘Chase Center is finally finished with construction’ and says ‘goal is to be great throughout this decade.’ sports.yahoo.com/warriors-owner…2:04 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Listen to today’s episode of The Starting Lineup with @Frank Isola & @Brian Scalabrine on Pandora!
💦 Klay Thompson is back!
📰 Headlines!!
🎙️ Battle of the Broadcasters!
🔊 pandora.app.link/B42aXBK5Hmb1:50 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
“I get that call & I’m like, ‘Had I gone, would this have happened (to Klay)?’ I was just feeling a side of guilt & I was crushed. I just texted him, everything was fine & I was supposed to play basketball with him. It’s just not possible,”- Draymond Green bit.ly/3fbMSEW1:48 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings gameday live: Cavaliers seeking win after loss to Warriors in Klay Thompson’s return; Kings trying to end four-game losing streak
sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…1:17 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Before Klay Thompson makes his debut against the Cavs, Warriors Wire checked in to find out what his return means to basketball fans and members of Dub Nation. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/klay-tho…1:00 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Klay Thompson played his first game in 941 days last night!
Former #Warriors GM Larry Riley tells @BCusterTV and @LegsESPN what stood out to him the most from watching Klay Thompson’s season debut #DubNation pic.twitter.com/jQqlWFUkxp1:00 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
From the pregame warmup that caught Steph off guard to the poster dunk, Klay Day was “worth every single day” that Klay Thompson went through for 941 days: “I am not going to say equivalent to winning a championship. But man, it was pretty freaking close” espn.com/nba/story/_/id…12:53 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: The Return of Klay Thompson; CLE/GSW with @Danny Leroux
Listen by becoming a member and you’ll get our 5 subscription pods/week. Subscribe: https://t.co/XSgwN6BUIK pic.twitter.com/pNpAIm8GEf12:30 PM

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Put another way, the NBA made the top 25 in 2017 and four years later, is totally out of the top 100. It gets even worse when we rewind back another year. In 2016, the NBA had eight games in the top 25. So, within five years, the NBA went from eight games in the top 25 most viewed to ZERO in the top 100. Additionally, in 2016, the NBA claimed 12 of the top 50 spots. So, you’re going from over one-fifth of the top 50 to zip, zero, nada of the top 100. That’s a huge drop, and it defies any, “all sports have suffered of late,” hand waving. Yet, nobody associated with the NBA seems all that concerned about the sport’s financial state, at least publicly. That’s why a story like this causes hardly a ripple: -via House of Strauss / January 11, 2022
The Nets, without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving or Joe Harris, played on national television Christmas Day and came away with a big win over the Lakers at the newly minted Crypto.com Center … and a big audience nationally. A total of 5.75 million basketball fans watched on ABC, the most of any of the five holiday games Saturday, per Nielsen, the ratings service. The numbers were down from the last two years of Christmas viewing, what with COVID ravaging NBA rosters and the cross-scheduling of games vs. the NFL. -via NetsDaily / December 30, 2021

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