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LeBron James, other NBA stars send encouraging words to Klay Thompson in wake of lower right leg injury

Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News

The NBA waits with bated breath to hear what seems unlikely to be encouraging news. Warriors guard Klay Thompson, who was playing in pickup game in Southern California, has suffered a lower right leg injury which, judging by the vague but negative reports, sounds like it may be serious.

Thompson spent the full duration of the 2019-20 season recovering from a torn ACL in his left leg and was working to get his rust off and conditioning back.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Thompson could not put weight on his leg and will undergo further testing. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the injury was suffered in his lower right leg. The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears reported, per a source, the injury is “Not good.”

Immediately, multiple NBA players reached out to express sympathy, prayers and hope that Thompson’s discernibly serious injury is less than that.

DeMarcus Cousins:

LeBron James:

Eric Paschall:

Draymond Green:

Andrew Bogut:

CJ McCollum

Jordan Bell:

At the time of writing, thee Warriors held the second overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, but it multiple reports say it is unlikely Thompson’s injury will affect how the organization makes its decisions on draft night.


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