Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the injury Thompson suffered was as serious as it appeared.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, center, is helped up after being injured during the second half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 13, 2019. Doris Burke reported he's out for the game.
Thompson, of course, is set to become a free agent in a few weeks, so now his future, like Durant's, is full of questions.
Thompson suffered a left hamstring injury in Game 2 of the series and was forced to miss Game 3, despite pushing to play.
He was seen jogging in the hallways of Oracle Arena on his way to the Warriors' dressing room but was eventually ruled out. He returned to shoot free throws but then went back to the locker room.
So he emerged from the tunnel, took his free throws and made both.