Barack Obama sends Klay Thompson 'love and respect' in Achilles rehab

Marcus White
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Obama wishes Klay well in recovery from ruptured Achilles originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Former President Barack Obama is pulling for injured Warriors star Klay Thompson.

"Listen, I can't wait for the season," Obama told Steph Curry at the end of their Instagram Live interview on Wednesday promoting the former president's recently released memoir, "A Promised Land." "Give Klay my love and respect. I can only imagine what he's going through."

Thompson ruptured his Achilles' tendon and underwent season-ending surgery last month. The five-time All-Star missed the entirety of last season while recovering from a torn ACL he sustained in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

Four games prior, Obama watched Thompson up close. The former president attended Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, watching Thompson score a team-high 25 points in the Warriors' 109-104 win over the Raptors.

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After this season, Thompson, 30, will have three remaining on the five-year contract he signed to remain with the Warriors in free agency last summer. Golden State has until April to use a $9.3 million disabled player exception in Thompson's absence.

Obama, like the rest of the organization, is rooting for Thompson in his rehab in the meantime.

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