Normally, the off-day practice quotes are a litany of cliches. But on Sunday, Klay Thompson flipped that script when he was of course asked about Draymond Green’s suspension for Game 5 on Monday. Except, when a reporter asked him to delve deeper into the play in question and the ensuing word Draymond reportedly then called LeBron that set the Cavs superstar on edge, Klay just couldn’t help himself.
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First, here’s what Klay says about the play:
“They got tangled up. I didn’t even see the whole play, I saw em barking at each other, but nothing that’s — I mean guys talk trash in this league all the time. You know I’m just kind of shocked some guys just take it so personal. You know it’s a man league and I’ve heard a lot of bad things on that court. But at the end of the day it stays on the court. We’re all competitive people, you know. Trash talk is a part of the game of basketball. It’s a part of any sport and especially if it’s this competitive.”
Then he was asked if he thought LeBron overreacted, and that’s when Klay talked about LeBron’s hurt feelings (emphasis is ours)
“I don’t know. I don’t know how the man feels. But obviously people have feelings and people’s feelings get hurt even when they’re called a bad word. I guess his feelings just got hurt. We’ve all been called plenty of bad words on the basketball court before. Some guys just react to it differently. All I can say for myself individually is I try to ignore it, or just let if fuel the fire. But I don’t carry it with me when the job is done.”