What Had Happened Was: 8/2/16
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Since the moment Kevin Durant decided he was headed to Oakland, California, to play with the Golden State Warriors, the questions and rumors have come flying fast. Just last week, there was the “report” that rival teams are just waiting for the chemistry between Durant and Stephen Curry to go sour so that they can swoop in and “poach” Curry. Sigh.
This is all just media noise that will quiet when we witness a historically great team whip around the court when the season starts. But what does Warriors guard Klay Thompson think about all this noise? After all, he’s the man who dropped an absurd 41 points and 11 3-pointers in a season-saving Game 6 against Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals. He’s the one who vanquished Durant’s title hopes and now he has to take less shots for KD, too?
As Shams Charania of The Vertical found out, Thompson doesn’t care at all. In fact, he seems kind of annoyed.
“I feel kind of disrespected that people keep using the term sacrifice to describe me and describe us,” Thompson told The Vertical. “We all want to see each other do well. But I’m not sacrificing [expletive], because my game isn’t changing. I’m still going to try to get buckets, hit shots, come off screens. I want to win and have a fun time every game we play.”