'More Klay memories to come': Warriors GM Bob Myers gets emotional about Thompson's injury

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Friday, November 20, 2020
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Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers was quite frank about his emotions when finding out about Klay Thompson's season-ending Achilles injury .

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Accepting the reality that Warriors' Klay Thompson will miss another season, with another severe injury, hasn't been easy for anyone, including General Manager Bob Myers.

Thursday, he held a press conference, in which he was quite frank about his emotions when finding out about Thompson's season-ending Achilles injury.

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Having to pause and collect himself multiple times, he described what it was like having to break the news to Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.

"In our job, these are those phone calls, color drains from your face," he said.

He said there was a lot of silence in those phone calls.

"Those guys have been in it more than I with Klay. It hurts," Myers said. "However, this is not the last we've seen of Klay Thompson."

He made it clear, Thompson will be back.

"There are more Klay memories to come. You guys know Klay a little bit. He's a unique one, but a wonderful man, and a wonderful basketball player."

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In the meantime, Myers said the team has to focus on the current season.

"Time isn't going to wait for the Warriors," he said.

"I think people feel bad for us, but they don't stop for us. the league's not stopping for us. So we gotta try and do what we can and get ready for next season."

This Klay news comes on a bittersweet day for the Warriors, who introduced two of their new draft picks - Number 2 overall pick James Wiseman and 2nd round pick Nico Mannion.

This season is coming fast, training camp begins at the beginning of December with the regular season set to tip-off on Dec. 22...

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