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Warriors star Klay Thompson impresses in first game back since 2019 NBA Finals

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This was a long time coming!

After being sidelined for 941 combined days due to suffering an ACL tear in his left knee in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals and a torn right Achilles tendon during a scrimmage in November 2020, Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson finally returned to action vs the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday evening.

He showed some obvious rust, which is expected considering he hasn’t played in an NBA game in more than two-and-a-half years, but ultimately played well enough and helped propel the Warriors to a hard-fought 96-82 win.

The five-time All-Star finished the game with 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting from the field and 3-of-8 from three point range to go along with three rebounds, one block and one assist in 20 minutes of action.

He admits that he was a bit disappointed with his production, but is able to overlook it considering the joy and relief he feels about finally being back on the court.

“I did not shoot as well as I wanted to but I’m so happy I can even look at the stat sheet and see my name there. It’s been a long run. I’m not going to say it equivalent to winning a championship but it was pretty close.” said Thompson.

“I tried to visualize this moment for years…I’m just excited to get it out of the way now and I can get back in the rhythm of things. This is unbelievable. This is worth every second.”

He also reached two milestones during the game: 12,000 career points and 1,800 career three-pointers.

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Award-winning rapper J. Cole will be playing basketball in Canada this summer

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J-Cole wants to prove to everybody that he is more than just a rapper. He is also an aspiring basketball player and will get to play professionally north of the border.

The Grammy-winning artist has reportedly signed a contract to play for Canadian basketball team Scarborough Shooting Stars of the
Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL).

The 37-year old previously played basketball in Africa last May with
Patriots Basketball Club of the Basketball Africa League, but left after just three games due to “family obligations”.

The Shooting Stars will open their season against the Guelph Nighthawks on May 26.

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Tiger Woods feels a lot better as be prepares to compete at PGA Championship

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Tiger Woods admits he will never be 100% healthy again, and will be forced to be picky with which tournaments he decided to play moving forward.

But don’t worry Tiger fans, the 15-time major champion will only be participating if he feels he has a legitimate shot at winning. Ahead of the PGA championship later this week, Woods reveals he feels much better in comparison to how he felt the last time he competed on a golf course.

“Am I ever going to have full mobility? No. Never again…But I’ll be able to get stronger. It’s going to ache, but that’s the way it’s going to be” said Woods.

“I’m excited about (this week). I’m not going to play that much going forward, so anytime I do play, it’s going to be fun to play and to compete. There are only so many money games you can play at home.”

The 46-year old played at the Masters last month after a long layoff. Despite a strong start to the tournament, his durability eventually impacted his play and fell farther away from the leaderboard as the tournament progressed. He ended up finishing in 47th place with a 13-over 301.

The 2022 edition of the PGA Championship will take place at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma from May 19-22.

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Ja Morant expected to miss rest of playoffs with bone bruise in knee

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The Memphis Grizzlies’ already slim hopes of advancing past the second round just got slimmer.

According to reports, the Grizzlies star is likely to be sidelined for the remainder of the postseason after suffering a bone bruise in his right knee.

He sustained the injury after colliding with guard Jordan Poole during the fourth quarter of the team’s 142-112 blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their second round series over the weekend.

Morant, who already missed Game 4 due to the injury, has averaged 27.1, 9.8 assists and 8.0 rebounds in nine games this postseason.

The second seed Grizzlies currently trail the Warriors 3-1, and will face elimination heading into Game 5 tonight at 930pm/ET.

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