'Good for JaVale': Klay Thompson reacts to Lakers' McGee dunking on Warriors during live interview

Torrey HartYahoo Sports Contributor
If there can be one silver lining to <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/4892/" data-ylk="slk:Klay Thompson">Klay Thompson</a>'s injury, it's that we get to witness his in-game interviews. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
If there can be one silver lining to Klay Thompson's injury, it's that we get to witness his in-game interviews. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

If there can be one silver lining to Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson sitting out the season with a torn ACL, it’s the gift that is his in-game interviews.

On opening night, it took everything Thompson had to keep a straight face while Charles Barkley told him — live on national television — that the Warriors’ playoff window was “shut” after watching just half a game.

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This time, we witnessed his live reaction to watching former teammate JaVale McGee drop a backward dunk on the injury-laden Dubs after they struggled to secure a rebound in the fourth quarter Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Thompson shakes his head, shrugs, and looks up at the Jumbotron replay: “He’s athletic,” he says. “Good for Javale.” You can tell Thompson can’t wait to get back out there.

The Lakers went on to win the game 120-94, handing the Warriors their tenth loss of the year.

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