Mychal Thompson Reveals Detail About Klay's Ankle Injury: ‘He Showed Me Some Kobe Toughness'

"I can't really feel it."

That's what Klay Thompson said when he was asked how his ankle feels following the Warriors' sweep of the Cavs on Friday night.

"Even if I had a broken leg, I was gonna play," Klay said as Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala laughed on the podium next to him. 

"Ehhh -- probably not. I would have tried to play," Klay added. "Key word 'tried.' I would have tried to play.'"

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On Monday, Klay's father Mychal was asked about Klay's injury on 95.7 The Game.

"He was probably playing at 50 percent capacity," Mychal revealed. "Just playing on adrenaline and passion alone because he knows how much this means to him and his team and to the Warriors fans and the organization. He wanted to be a part of it.

"He couldn't bear to sit down and watch from the bench. And if he could go out there and play on one foot and not do any further damage to his ankle, he was gonna play.

"He showed me some Kobe toughness in this Finals. He's always had that. He learned that from watching Kobe, talking to Kobe. Klay is a quiet tough guy."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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