Klay Thompson gave NBA fans an injury update from his boat, because why not?
Who needs press conferences when you can answer fan questions directly on social media at a time and place of your choice?
Thompson went live with more than 8,000 fans Friday on social media, answering questions and living his best life. When asked when he would play again, Thompson made an honest assessment of his rehab process.
“Hopefully early next season,” Thompson said. “I mean the Achilles is like a 12-month recovery. I also have to take my left knee into account and I don’t want to go back and be half myself. “
Thompson has not played in a game since the Warriors’ trip to the 2019 NBA Finals. The five-time NBA All-Star underwent Achilles surgery on November 25, 2020.
Thompson gives an injury update live on social media
Thompson appeared to be having coffee and enjoying the sun while hanging out with fans. In an age where star athletes have millions of followers on social media, it’s no wonder some are tired of holding press conferences. They are no longer as necessary as they once were when athletes have the ability to speak directly to fans at any time.
For some, this means posting photos or a written statement. For Klay Thompson, he would rather enjoy the summer vibes and take you on his boat ride.