OAKLAND – Klay Thompson has been saying for two days that he would be cleared to play in the NBA Finals. Official word came around 2 p.m., after the Warriors guard passed the final tests as required by league protocol.
Thompson sustained a concussion last Wednesday in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals and spent the remainder of the week resting and healing. He was cleared to practice Monday and took the court agains Tuesday morning.
Thompson said after working out each of the past two days, he has lost nothing in terms of conditioning or rhythm.
“We’ve had so much time to get it back, I don’t think it really messed with me,” he said, referring to the seven-day layoff between the conference finals.
Thompson was in good spirits when he met with reporters around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, saying he was 99.9 percent certain he’d be cleared once he met with physicians immediately after the media session.
“It’s looking like I’ll be ready for Thursday,” he said then.
Less than an hour later, he was cleared.