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NBA News: Warriors Could Lose Thompson Due to Stubbornness, Will Not Be Benched

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It would seem that despite his current state, Klay Thompson is refusing to be benched during the next NBA game. The Golden States Warrior guard is supposed to be benched if reports about his state are true. However, the player is not having it and still wants to be in the next match during the tip-off. As to whether or not he will actually do so, the decision will be made during the run-up to the match.

The injury that Thompson got that might prevent him from playing in the next NBA match is a sore hamstring, ESPN reports. While not exactly the most serious impairment in the world, it is not a joke to an athlete who needs to run, sprint, and jump. Right now, the condition is temporary, but if Thompson is not careful, it could become permanent.

The decision to potentially bench the guard was made after an MRI confirmed his current physical status. NBA rules basically categorize him as “questionable” if he is in such a state and it would certainly be to his best interest to simply sit the next game out. Of course, being an athlete, Thompson is not taking the prospect of getting benched lying down.

As with any man, he likely believes that he can simply power through even with the injury. This is why he is supposedly lobbying for the chance to play in the next NBA match. Warriors coach Steve Kerr says as much when he was discussing the injury.

"He thinks he'll be ready to go, but as I said the other night, Klay is always going to say he's ready to go. What we'll have to determine is, is that a risk? If he plays, are we risking anything?” the coach said.

"If the training staff feels good about his ability to go out there and play without making things worse, then he'll play. But if there's a risk, we would rather give him the next couple of days to continue to heal and hopefully have him out there for Game 4."

By Melvin Alfred Wong
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