'That made me mad': Klay Thompson vents over Warriors being called 'cowards'
The start of the season is just days away, and the Golden State Warriors already are up to their ears in drama.
Kevin Durant's perceived shots at his old Oklahoma City Thunder team have been a hot topic, with Warriors coach Steve Kerr speaking out on the subject this week.
Then there was an ESPN feature on Draymond Green that painted the fiery young forward as a problem inside and outside the locker room, and quoted former teammate Marreese Speights, who later seemed to suggest the words attributed to him weren't his.
But according to Klay Thompson, the Warriors weren't bothered by anything Speights said (or didn't say). Rather, he said guys are mad that an anonymous team executive was quoted as saying the Warriors played "like cowards" in the Finals.
Klay Thompson was asked about the Draymond ESPN piece today. He was ticked off about one particular anonymous quote pic.twitter.com/p5c5CbJidX— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 21, 2016
"That article pissed me off for this reason: If you're going to call someone a coward, how are you not going to put your name to that quote?" Thompson asked reporters Friday at practice.
"Get out of here. That made me mad," he added. "We played our hearts out that whole season and you call us cowards and not put your name on it? ... That's cowardly."
Speights was quoted as saying "Draymond and Klay got into it a lot" last season. Thompson declined to be interviewed for the story and wouldn't address his relationship with Green this week.