Mychal Thompson Rumors
His father, Mychal Thompson, believes Klay’s basketball lifespan could run until he’s 40 years old. “I said, if you really want to, you can play till you’re 40 years of age, but the key to that is you have to take care of your body, as you go into your 30s,” Mychal said, recounting to NBC Sports Bay Area a conversation he had with Klay.
In fact, Wiseman’s early impressions have been so encouraging that they’ve reminded Thompson of a Hall of Famer. “I played against David Robinson, and he reminds me of a young David Robinson,” Thompson said on Wiseman. “Athletic, fast, good hands, good touch. He’s going to be a star in this league for many, many years.”
His father, former NBA player and current Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Mychal Thompson, recently shared a Klay health update with NBC Sports Bay Area’s Kerith Burke. “All that he can do right now is just pool therapy, walking, stuff like that,” Mychal Thompson told Burke in an interview that will air Sunday during “Warriors Pregame Live.” “He’s not going to be cleared to do any basketball activity for probably a couple months yet. It takes time with the Achilles. You’ve got to strengthen it and walk and get the tendon all [strong], but he’ll get there.”
“You can just see that he is just seething over there on the bench that he can’t help his team,” Mychal said. “He wants to be out there so bad. Next year when he comes back, guys who had to sit out a year or two, they will never take playing for granted again.”
Mychal Thompson: I’m in the process of recovering from Hip replacement surgery… thanks Dr Klapper…The BEST in the bizness… Lemme giv yall a piece of advice…NEVER EVER take a HEALTHY day or the FREEDOM of MOVEMENT for granted…Dam I miss moving without aid…
GQ: Are the Finals over? Mychal Thompson: No you can’t count this Heat team out, man. Usually you’d say it’s over if you had home-court advantage, but in the bubble everything is out the window because Denver’s proven twice that you can come back from a 3-1 deficit. So you can’t take anything for granted and assume anything like that. It’s much different and a much more sterile environment without the great Miami Heat fans and the great Laker fans. So [the closeout game] will be a whole different atmosphere, a whole different attitude, and a whole different scene without the fans in the building.