Charles Barkley says Klay Thompson is ‘not the same guy’

The Golden State Warriors are 3-2 to start the 2022-23 season. Most recently, they beat the Miami Heat on Thursday night, 123-110. Steph Curry leads the Warriors with 33 points.

NBA fans know how long Klay Thompson has gone through to get back on the court. He missed 2019-20 with a knee injury and then 20-21 with an Achilles tendon injury.

However, Thompson returned for 32 regular-season games last year and was part of the Warriors’ streak where they beat the Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals. Fama said Thompson is “sliding.”

Charles Barkley says Klay Thompson is ‘not the same guy’ after battling multiple serious injuries

NBA legend Charles Barkley called out Warriors star Klay Thompson on Tuesday night after he was ejected. Thompson was “hurt” by what Barkley had to say about him.

“It hurts when someone like Charles Barkley, with the platform that he has, says that you are not the same player that you were before the injuries that you had. It’s like, no duh, man”,… “I tore my anterior cruciate ligament and Achilles tendon in consecutive years and still helped a team win a championship. I mean, it hurt me to hear that. Because it’s like, man, I put in so much effort to get back to this point. It’s hard to even put into words what I had to do to be the player I am today.” – Klay Thompson in response to Charles Barkley

It’s easy for Barkley to call out Thompson when he’s sitting behind the desk, and he’s not the player who had to work his way back onto the NBA floor. And much less be the player he once was. His scoring numbers have dropped this season and that may be due to the number of minutes he plays. Klay no longer plays 30 minutes or more in games. He’s not the player he once was, and even he knows it, but he’s still a very good basketball player who has been a part of all four Warriors titles in the last decade.

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